work history

copywriting & editing

Below are examples of work I ghostwrote or didn't otherwise receive a byline on.

Long-Form Article, Women's Health & Wellness Website, Excerpt, April 2019Wrote a research-based article for a women's health & wellness client. Using Portent’s SERP Snippet Preview Tool, crafted title tags and implemented keywords to enhance the article's page ranking. Collaborated closely with the client via Google Docs.

Long-Form Opinion, Self-Published, Excerpt, February 2019. Self-published a research-based article about the ethical questions raised by common photojournalistic practices, both domestically and internationally.

Long-Form Article, Nonprofit Client, Excerpt, April 2018Wrote a research-heavy article on environmental racism in post-war Iraq for a domestic nonprofit client. Collaborated with editors via Google Docs.

Long-Form Opinion, Digital Magazine, Excerpt, December 2017. Wrote a time-sensitive, research-based critical analysis of Hillary Clinton's 2016 run for the U.S. presidency and pitched it on-spec to a popular digital publication.

Copywriting & Editing, Tenant's Rights & Bankruptcy Firm Website, July 2016Attorney at a tenant's rights and bankruptcy law firm in San Francisco, CA, requested assistance sharpening website copy. Interviewed the attorney and performed the edits in addition to contributing new, relevant information. Also sourced images and cleaned up web design.

Editing, Description of Services, Tenant's Rights & Bankruptcy Firm Website, July 2016. Provided copy edits for description of services page on attorney's website.

Blog Writing & Editing, International Organization, December 2014Executive Director requested edits for a blog post written by the Founder for whom English is a third language. Edited the post for grammar and punctuation errors and distilled it down to essential points. The final product was engaging to the organization's audience, who, as a result of living across the globe (e.g., U.S., U.K., Australia, and various parts of the Middle East) is both multi-cultural and -lingual.

Blog Editing, International Organization, November 2014. Provided copyedits for Thanksgiving-themed weekly blog post written by organization's Executive Director.

Editing, White Paper, International Organization, November 2014. Collaborated with Executive Director on edits to request to White House for U.S. training of a locally run security apparatus in the Nineveh Plains. Communicated with E.D. via email and phone to ensure language was reflective of the request's goal.

Press Release Editing, International Organization, November 2014. Edited press release for meeting between A Demand for Action and Armenian National Committee of America in Washington, D.C.

Press Release Editing, International Organization, November 2014. Edited press release for A Demand for Action's participation in Fourth Annual St. Andrews Human Rights and Religious Freedom Reception in Washington, D.C.

selected literary publications

creative nonfiction

"Assyrian Etymology," Chestnut Review, July 2021, edited by D.E. Hardy.

"The Art of Subtraction," Entropy, January 2020.

"On the Futility of Defying Extinction," The Rumpus, June 2019, edited by Alysia Sawchyn.

"Impulse Control," Pithead Chapel, February 2019.

"On the Creation of Family Lore," Nailed Magazine, February 2019.

"Fractured," Entropy, January 2019. Named in "This Week in Essays," The Rumpus, January 2019.

poetry

"The Child Inside," Glass: A Journal of Poetry, September 2019.

Poetry Suite, Nailed Magazine, July 2019, edited by Sam Preminger.

 

"Homesickness," Hobart: Another Literary Journal, May 2019.

"Circadian Rhythm," Apricity Press, Issue 4, May 2019.

"Erosion," Rogue Agent Journal, Issue 48, March 2019. Nominated, Sundress Publications Best of the Net, 2019.

Two Poems, The Brown Orient, Inaugural Issue, July 2018, available in print and PDF.

illustration

For "I'm So Triggered" by molly ackhurst and Francesca Jarvis, Gay Mag, March 2020.

For "We Make Homes," by megan stielstra, Gay Mag, February 2020.

For "How Tattoos Helped Me Conquer My Indecisiveness," The Bold Italic, February 2020.

For "White Fever Dreams," by Roxane Gay, Gay Mag, January 2020.

For "On Roots and Research," by Kali Fajardo-Anstine, Gay Mag, January 2020.

For "#WeToo," by Gayle Brandeis, Gay Mag, January 2020.

For "Praying with My Eyes Open," by Catherine Adel West, Gay Mag, January 2020.

For "The Cost of Accessibility," by Kelly Dawson, Gay Mag, November 2019.

You can find more illustration work on Behance.

misc.

The Juniper Tree, Youtube, Screenwriting, 2021.

"What to Read When You Need to Know SWANA," Recommendation: Knife Sharpener by Sargon Boulus, The Rumpus, January 2020.