Hi, I’m Annie! Lover of all things word related, obsessive book hoarder. I’m a Wisconsin native who spent five years in the Twin Cities for school and work and moved to Portland, Oregon in August 2019. I graduated from the University of Minnesota with a BA in English and creative writing, then began my career in the publishing industry.
I was an annuals and new titles book editor at Llewellyn Publications (the world’s oldest & largest independent New Age publisher) for a year and a half before deciding to join my significant other on an adventure to the west coast. Now I’m expanding my freelance work and continuing my career in editing and communications from my new locale.
My varied work background has taken me to opportunities in magazine writing and editing, publishing, online content development, book editing, social media, and marketing, and I’ve loved every minute of it! I’m an avid reader, meticulous editor, and passionate writer. I love taking words and creating something special with them.
When it comes to writing, I particularly love content dealing with food, travel, interesting people, small businesses, animals, outdoors, activism, books and authors, film, social justice, women doing great things, or cool products. But bring me any topic and let’s give it a go! I love to learn new things or expand my reach with freelance projects.
Currently, in addition to doing freelance work, I work as a community inclusion specialist and support provider for developmentally disabled adults. I work with my clients, typically 1:1, teaching skills, supporting socialization, and getting them out to do more fun things in the community.
Beyond my work, I love hanging out with my clumsy, sassy dog, Luna, a four-year-old rescue baby. I spend a lot of time cooking and creating recipes, often with my lovely boyfriend. I’m passionate about the disability community, as my aunt (and favorite person!) is cognitively delayed and deaf, and I’ve been a volunteer Special Olympics coach for six years. I love traveling (some of my faves have been Scotland, Peru, Portugal, Iceland, Mexico, and Italy), and finding new adventures around Portland and the Pacific Northwest.
You can see more of my professional background on my LinkedIn page.