From grade school, through college, pregnancy and through parenthood, writing has always played an important role in my life. As a child I lived overseas and went to school with a slew of military kids. Friends came and they went, but the memories stayed with me as long as I had pen and paper. I became an eager reporter at the age of nine for my grade-school’s newspaper, and eight years later I became an Editor. I attended seminars and programs in the continental U.S. to further my knowledge; even at that young age, I just couldn’t get enough of the industry.
After college, I worked as a technical writer for a consulting firm in Princeton, NJ. Technical writing came easy as it required concise wording in a lineal order. Being detail-oriented, this was like second nature. Think about the last time you put together a piece of furniture you purchased from IKEA – the pictures, the little cartoon guy… the lack of words. The fact is, words matter to people trying to do important things. Communication is important, and how you word something is vital to the success of every company.
In 2006, I began writing for magazines. I remember the first Editor I worked with. He was strict, and yet he eventually became one of my mentors for several years. Mai Bui, authored, “Pho For Life: A Melting Pot of Thoughts,” and collaborated with 56 writers; I was so fortunate to have been one of those selected writers. He went on to author a second book, “Miso For Life.” Both books are rated 5-stars on Amazon.
Three years after writing my first article, I became the Editor of The Glow Project Magazine. The concept behind The Glow Project Magazine, was to highlight women in business who were courageous in their own lives as well as those who gave back to their communities. I remember working with Michelle Renee Ramskill-Estey, the woman whose Lifetime Movie and book, “Held Hostage” were based on. And Mary Ann Halpin, the talented photographer whose book, “Fearless Women: Midlife Portraits” and “Fearless Women: Visions of a New World” gave life to so many through her art. These are the women that the magazine embraced, and I was honored to be a part of the project.
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