Editorial & Communications Services
Jean provides high-quality editorial services including copy editing, developmental editing, book/manuscript reviewing, and proofreading. She writes a wide range of business communications including press releases, op-eds, fundraising appeals, advocacy campaigns, newsletters, promotional materials, website and social media content, and annual reports, offering fast turnaround at reasonable rates. Jean excels at creating effective and engaging copy from complex and technical subject matter. She is a member of the Editorial Freelancers Association and ACES, the Society for Editing.
Consulting & Professional Experience
Jean's professional background includes marketing, writing, department and project management, and communications with publishing and technology firms and nonprofit organizations. Along the way, Jean has also been involved in several business startups, mergers, restructurings, and product and website launches. Jean learned the basics of the open-source Drupal CMS in just a few weeks and has developed and managed numerous websites on Drupal and Wordpress, as well as handling content strategy on several more sites. Her freelance clients include publishers, direct marketers, consulting firms, web startups, food businesses, professional services, higher education, manufacturing, and nonprofit organizations.
Jean currently volunteers for Green-Wood Cemetery and the WCS Prospect Park Zoo and previously volunteered for school, youth, and professional organizations and the Taproot Foundation. She has published reviews and articles in Mystery Scene Magazine, leading indie publishing outlets, Medium, Examiner.com, and several hyperlocal news sites.
Jean has a BA in English Literature from the Johns Hopkins University with a minor in French. She has studied abroad in Rouen, France, and has taken classes in Ad Copywriting, Fiction, Nonfiction, Personal Essay, and Freelance Writing, Copy Editing, Photography, and art. She enjoys reading, writing, word games, digital photography, nature, art, running, yoga, and a personal mindfulness practice.