Engaging words are key to any successful communications effort, in both the journalism and marketing realms.

I have solid experience doing these things:

  • Communications inventory, evaluation and plan

  • Magazine issues -- story concepts, assignment and editing

  • Website design and content management

  • Optimization of digital presence and messaging on multiple platforms

  • Storytelling for print and digital features, blurbs, memoirs, columns, promotions, campaigns

  • Editing of stories, books, papers, directories, dissertations

  • Writing bios for corporate web pages

Roles I can play with expertise:

  • Communications director

  • Magazine editor/writer

  • Restaurant reviewer

  • Book ghostwriter and editor

  • Detailed interviewer

  • Brand pusher

  • Journalism teacher

  • Translator of complicated subject matter into readable words

The following are links to a few recent stories I've written.

I'd be glad to send PDFs of manuscripts of more work on request.

Richmond Times-Dispatch

Style Weekly

RHome magazine

Spark -- magazine for Collegiate School (editor and writer)

Search "collegiate school spark" on issuu.com for more examples

I have also written for Virginia LivingRichmond Magazine, UPPERCASE, Classic Home and BSide magazines, financial institutions, health systems and many nonprofits, publications and corporate clients.

PROFICIENCIES

Style guides

AP Style

Adobe Creative Suite

Microsoft

Google drive

Wix

BOOK WORK

I've had the privilege of helping tell the stories of interesting people and places. 

Weldon Scrogham: Porsche Expert, work in progress

Ain't Too Proud to Beg: The Life and Times of a Fundraiser, by Alex Smith

Editor, 2017-2018

Mothering Addiction, by Linda Meredith Hatcher, 2017

Secondary edit/proof, 2017

 

Frances B. Valentine memoir

Ghostwriter/editor, 2016

Collegiate School: 100 Years

Editor, 2015

elizabethcogar@gmail.com
Instagram: @ecogar