Writing samples

Orchid at IMA

Orchid at Indianapolis Museum of Art greenhouse, 2017. Photo by Nancy Crowe

Most recent:

The bridge to college: Three area high schools use a blend of classic rigorous coursework and modern educational tools to help students prepare for college, Indianapolis Monthly, September 2017 special advertising section.

Gardening and home improvement blog posts for Expedite Home Loans, a division of Ruoff Mortgage:

Weeding out common gardening mistakes, Expedite Home Loans blog, Aug. 3, 2017.

Companion planting creates harmony in the garden, Expedite Home Loans blog, June 13, 2017.

Garden starter: Raise your odds, Expedite Home Loans blog, May 9, 2017. The last of three confidence-building Garden Starter posts for beginning gardeners.

Garden starter: Hit the deck, Expedite Home Loans blog, April 27, 2017. The second of three confidence-building Garden Starter posts for beginning gardeners.

Garden Starter: Just add flowers, Expedite Home Loans blog, April 11, 2017. The first of three confidence-building Garden Starter posts for beginning gardeners.

The home improvement blues: What you wish you’d known, Expedite Home Loans blog, March 8, 2017. A lyrical guide to lessons learned.

Overhead and underfoot: The best home improvement bang for your buck, Expedite Home Loans blog, February 2017.

Feature stories for the Louisville Seminary alumni magazine:

Johanna Bos says ‘Goodbye’ to Louisville Seminary after 40 yearsThe Mosaic of Louisville Seminary, Spring 2017. A beloved professor looks back — but mostly forward.

Higher education, higher purpose: The Mosaic of Louisville Seminary, Spring 2017. Profile of seminary alum Will Mullins, chaplain at Muskingum College.

Cover stories for Fort Wayne Magazine:

Grow with what we’ve got: Native plants, classic neighborhoods … Fort Wayne has all the makings of great gardens, Fort Wayne Magazine, April 2017.

Power to heal: Therapy animals join humans on the journeyFort Wayne Magazine, January 2013

Rescue tales: What came next for some lucky, plucky, loving animalsFort Wayne Magazine, January 2012

Trowel & Error garden column for Fort Wayne Magazine:

Rising to the rose challenge: Raised beds, soil amendment keep finicky flowers happy, Fort Wayne Magazine, February 2017. (With a guide to traditional — and possible alternative — meanings of the different rose colors.)

Growth everlasting: Before there was psychiatry, there was horticultural therapy,  Fort Wayne Magazine, August 2016

 

Other projects:

Facilities that feel like familiesHorizons (The Magazine for Presbyterian Women), May/June 2013

• Ongoing copyediting for author/speaker/coach Alena Chapman — blogs, teaching materials, magazine articles, and her second book (details to be announced)

• Design, layout, copyediting, and occasional photography for special publications of Fort Wayne Newspapers, such as the Lake Escape section, the Town & Country Home Tour guidebook, the yearly Home and Garden special section, and more.  I also came up with the “Fort Wayne in Full Color” tagline for Fort Wayne Newspapers’ new press promotion in 2007.

• Copyediting of promotion and tenure cases for two university professors (they both were promoted and tenured)

• Copyediting several books for Chalice Press, publishing house of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

• Marketing copy, both writing and editing, for a variety of businesses and organizations

Unless otherwise noted, all work is the property of the client.

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