Writing/Editing Samples

CO-EDITOR/CO-CURATOR OF HERE IN THE MIDDLE: Stories of Love, Loss, and Connection from the Ones Sandwiched in Between (Released Dec. 1, 2016 by 220 Publishing) – Click here to learn more. 

 

FEATURE STORIES AND ARTICLES

“Creative Rewards,” Lake Minnetonka Magazine, July 2017
“Jewels in the Rough: Woodworker Transforms Fallen Trees into One-of-a-kind Inspirations,” Plymouth Magazine cover story, March 2017
“Call to Duty: A Look At the On-call Paid Firefighters of Plymouth,” Plymouth Magazine feature, January 2017
Old-Time Feel with Modern Appeal,” Edina Magazine home feature, November 2016
“Dancing Dads,” Plymouth Magazine cover story, July 2016
“Food Frenzy,” Plymouth Magazine MN State Fair feature, August 2017
“Joy by Design,” Edina Magazine business feature, April 2016
“Food and Fun,” Plymouth Magazine, October 2016

PUBLISHED ESSAYS

“The Gift I Need To Give My Children So Their Wings Are Real” featured on Grown and Flown
“Docked” featured on Mamalode’s annual most read-stories
“I Only Knew Her Peanut-Butter-Lovin’ Son from From Fliers Taped on Storefronts” published at Ten to Twenty Parenting (an essay I wrote on the Jacob Wetterling abduction and his mother, originally posted on my blog below) 
“Beauty In Humble Places” published on Mamalode

“Which Moments Will They Remember?” published in Ten to Twenty Parenting
“Stay True Little Chalky Corn-syrupy Affirmations” on BonBon Break
After the Snowflakes Settle” at YouPlusTwoParenting.com
“Hats off to My Sibling Companions” in Minnesota Moments
“Priceless Heirloom Caught on Tape” in Minnesota Moments

COPYWRITING/WEBSITE CONTENT SAMPLES

Depart Smart’s “Our Story” About Page
Landing page for Travel Heroes Safety Course
Depart Smart blog post about Mexico’s Travel Warnings
College viewbook
Admissions recruitment mailer
Custodial services training video script 
Little Camera Photography holiday flyer
Community education video script

PERSONAL STORYTELLING BLOG 

www.carvingsonadesk.com

A sampling of posts from Carvings on a Desk:

Back to Real Life
Life is Like a Crate of Oranges
The Story Before the Story
Generations of Mothers
Up North and a Minnesota Goodbye
Hmmmmmm (a silly, little grammar lesson)
When Pieces of Us Get Swooped Away by Motherhood (book review mixed with personal narrative)

I Only Knew Her Peanut-Butter-Lovin’ Son From Fliers Taped on Storefronts
 (Jacob Wetterling essay)
The Force of Goodness (follow up to first Jacob Wetterling essay)