What’s In The Name?
My life has been an odyssey, allowing me to experience an array of cultures at home and abroad. I even lived on an island visited in Homer’s epic “The Odyssey.”
How Am I Qualified?
Each time I’ve moved to a new state or country where I wasn’t familiar with the culture or the language, I’ve learned to thrive through the art of observation. I inherited detailed observation skills from my engineer father, my classical pianist mother, and my business manager grandfather who enjoyed reading encyclopedia entries before bed each night. When I was young, my father awarded me an “FBI badge” each time I made a keen observation of something.
Academic monographs for Yale University Press, Stanford University Press and Penn State University Press
AI-generated video transcripts for Chance Multimedia
Scientific and management journal articles for Cambridge University Press
Blueprint and other international development reports and proposals for the World Bank, Palladium Group, Save the Children, Food Enterprise Solutions
PhD dissertation and over 1000 hours for seminary graduate students, including international students
Familiarity with various style guides, including The Chicago Manual of Style (CMOS), AP Stylebook, MLA, SBL, APA Style, and CWMOS
B2B marketing materials for several small businesses; church-based communications materials
Nonfiction book for publisher Radius Book Group
Articles for proposals to magazines and rough draft book copy for a published author
Wrote articles for organization’s in-house news magazine in Slovakia; attended writer’s workshop sponsored by the communications department