I am an award-winning writer and editor with more than 15 years of professional experience in both agency and corporate settings, and have worked with small businesses and Fortune 10 companies. The majority of my career has been in print publishing, where I’ve covered such topics as travel, beauty, automotive, healthcare, fitness, personal finance, food science, home and garden, and supply chain management.
I have also worked extensively in the digital and print marketing space, including creating content for websites, blogs, social media, SEO, brochures, brand stories, executive profiles, and other collateral.
Most recently, I served as the Manager of the Marketing Communications department of CVS Health, where I managed the team responsible for the development and implementation of Medicare communications for its PBM clients. I worked cross-functionally to develop innovative Medicare communications and marketing strategies that drove profitability and customer satisfaction.
Prior to this role, I served as the Internal Communications Manager at Apollo Education Group (parent company to University of Phoenix), where I crafted communications on behalf of various Cabinet members (executive deans, VPs, the president and the provost). From video script writing and staffing update emails to comprehensive communications strategies and intranet articles, my writing served to position my C-level executive clients as professional, genuine and experts in their fields.
And before this, I served as the Editor-in-Chief and Marketing Manager of AAA Arizona’s Highroads magazine, where I covered travel, automotive, member discounts and financial services topics. Here, I also managed the Creative Services department, a team of designers and writers, the magazine’s social media strategy and content, and our weekly TV show.
In addition, I hold a Corporate Communications degree, with an emphasis in Journalism-Public Relations, from Northern Illinois University.
In my spare time, I mentor freshmen at the Arizona State University Cronkite School of Journalism, enjoy Netflix binges with my miniature schnauzer, and am passionate about traveling the world — 22 countries and counting!
I highly recommend Jill for her writing and editing skills and abilities. Jill is a pleasure to work with and most importantly, communicates clearly and efficiently. She has great ideas and pretty much wrote our entire website just from interviewing me and other staff. We all enjoy working with her. Thank you from the staff at InHouse Techies!
Jill is an extremely professional, competent and detail-oriented editor. She consistently beat deadlines for her stories. In addition, she was always willing to offer her insight/thoughts on how to most effectively move projects along. Jill is an outstanding addition to any editorial/writing team.
Jill is a deadline-oriented, talented writer who isn't afraid to take risks (literally — she went on a rather dangerous scenic drive assignment for Arizona Highways) or tackle a variety of assignments (cowboy profiles, Prescott B&Bs). What's more, her writing comes in clean, creative and on-time. As an editor, Jill guides both writers and clients with a constructive, creative hand, always finding what can sometimes be an elusive balance between concept, client desires and finished product.
Jill is an insightful and persuasive writer who has a remarkable capacity for engaging our unique target audience in a way that keeps them coming back for more. Her knack for turning in top-rate work with little or no direction is a gift worth its weight in gold. She's highly organized, "big picture" oriented, and deadline-conscious. In fact, she's the first person I think of when a deadline is already upon us. Jill's a delight to work with and the depth of her knowledge in widely disparate fields never fails to amaze me.
I have worked closely with Jill and have nothing but the highest praise for her as a creative professional. Not only is she is a fantastic and versatile writer, but she possesses the rare ability to craft content with a focused marketing strategy for unparalleled results. She has vast experience managing people and projects toward successful outcomes, and I can attest to her dedication to her work and her clients’ needs. I highly recommend Jill to any company that wants to take its content marketing strategy to the next level.
I've had the pleasure of working with Jill in my book publishing business and at Apollo Education Group. She is a highly talented marketing thinker and content strategist and writer. She is intelligent, creative and fun to work with. I recommend her wholeheartedly in all these capacities.