Inkwells

I’m pretty sure I fell in love with the written word before I could actually even read it. Here’s three(ish)-year-old me:

Me, Age 2

Bears and books: that’s all I needed.

I love words. I adore words. I often like them better than people, which is only problematic once in a while.

If you are looking for a well-turned phrase (or a whole bunch of them all joined up into paragraphs and maybe even pages!), I’m your gal. I can also proof and critique your current phrases if you would rather. I’ll try anything once – writing or editing – so pitch your project and I’ll see if we fit.

The Credentials: Always Important

I have a B.A. in History & Literature from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, where I learned to tear apart books and sentences and somehow put them back together without losing my admiration for the craft. It was here that I fell in love even more in love with the written word and discovered that there were other nerds out there just like me.

After college, I spent two and a half years as the associate editor of a business-to-business trade publication with an audience of about 30,000 readers a day. I spent a few months as a social media copywriter with a high-end online retailer, writing and curating images for the company’s social feeds. It wasn’t a good fit for me, so I deciding moving on was the best thing to do, even if it looked like giving up.

For over two years, I worked in the  PR & Social Media department at an advertising agency in Madison, WI. I never got bored, which meant that I really had found my niche: marketing. It’s a way to combine my writing,  editing, and photography skills with something that helps people, whether its run their own business or serve a cause they are passionate about.

Now, as a freelancer, I get to do a little bit of everything. Each day can involve writing blogs or social copy, taking photos, curating images, and planning out marketing campaigns for clients. It might look like recording or editing an episode for the Chasing Creative podcast. I do some traditional press release writing and media outreach as well, and get in touch with my nerdy, analytical side with a spreadsheet or two.

I have written newscast scripts and ad copy, research papers and fiction, social media posts for brands, and even blogs about personal finance. It’s a bit all over the place, but that’s the way I like it. For a complete résumé, or for writing samples, please contact me directly at abbigail@inkwellsandimages.com. You can also connect with me on LinkedIn if that is more your style.