Hi, I'm Sarah! I have thoughts, frequently write them down, and sometimes share them with the world. More often than not, I probably just want to tell you about a new coffeeshop I found. If you're interested, contact me below and let's get a coffee.
I am a graduate of UNC Chapel Hill, earning a B.A. with highest distinction in English and political science, with a minor in advertising and public relations. Studying communication throughout university, I relentlessly researched the ways words are used to create symbols, make political statements, and capture consumer attention. I continue to do so in my post-graduate career.
I am currently a freelance writer and editor based in North Carolina. My past experiences include editing, public relations, and social media management across different publishing platforms. I have demonstrated that I am a strategic thinker with creative ambition. I have an eye for detail and design, both written and visual. I am open to any opportunity that allows me to pursue my quest for styled and effective communication.
Above all, I believe in the power of a well-told story and the importance of creative problem solving.
UNC CHAPEL HILL – may 2019
Bachelor of Arts in English (honors) and political science, minor in advertising and public relations
3.8 GPA | Dean's List (7 semesters)
Honors Semester in London (Spring 2017)
Phi Beta Kappa (inducted Nov. 2018)
Graduated with highest distinction
LANGUAGE: proficient in oral and written French, familiar with AP, Chicago, and MLA styles
TECHNOLOGY: Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suite, HTML, Python, Google Suite, Canva, Slack
SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, WordPress, Tumblr, HubSpot
WORKPLACE: Communication, Time Management, Teamwork, Goal Oriented, Remote Capable, Organization
contributor | neuse news (aug 2018 - present)
Write news stories relevant to the Neuse River Basin communities
Develop a publication style guide to ensure consistent style and increase editing efficiency
Research and write weekly blog posts on digital marketing trends
editorial interN | casual living (Jun 2018 - aug 2018)
Edited and formatted press releases using content management systems to publish on company website
Researched story opportunities for weekly blog series on independent casual retailers
Interviewed industry leaders to write Q&A articles for monthly print publication
Managed the company's Twitter presence to share relevant news and increase engagement
assistant editor | Eyewear publishing (jan 2017 - Aug 2018)
Edited manuscripts of poetry, short fiction, and non-fiction
Parlayed with academic professionals in the US and UK to set up author events and generate publicity
Developed strategy and wrote pitch letters for US review copy distribution to request publication reviews
Engineered marketing campaign for annual competition, resulting in $1,000 monthly revenue
director of publicity | Global Music outreach (Jan 2016 - May 2019)
Manage website and social media presence to promote the organization's mission and efforts
Design publicity materials for all organization events and supervise their distribution
Generate strategy for informative events to increase campus involvement and awareness