Communication, namely in the form of editing, has been a pivotal part of every role I have held. I have earned individual awards for both copy editing and headline writing and contributed to national award-winning team headline profiles.

When there was a major sports project set to be posted, I often was the person fellow editors and reporters called upon to give it an edit and shine up the presentation.

Copy editing

My first seven years in journalism were spent on the copy desk. My sharp eye for factual, grammatical and style corrections made me the point person on legislative stories in Arkansas and helped me win in-house awards for newsroom credibility-saving fixes.

Headline writing

I have won individual headline awards in multiple states. My headlines also helped The Dallas Morning News take home multiple team awards from the American Copy Editors Society.