Before that, I was working for a teeny-tiny company called Synthetic Kit. We were two developers and two managers (I was one of the managers, but I could totally hold my own with a scrap of code or a database, babe). Every time we'd need some copy, I'd just write it, and then we'd get the client to approve it, because that would take less time than waiting for the client to do it. Highlights: Concepting and writing scripts for a cartoon character who taught HealthPartners members about preventative health; calling myself a copywriter for the first time.
Before that, I managed a health club. This was when I really picked up steam as a writer. Whenever we needed to send a memo to the employees, the owners would give me notes and I would weave them into comedy gold. Eventually they started sending out monthly emails to members, and they'd have me write those, too. Highlights: People telling me that they looked forward to reading what they typically classified as spam; my bitchin' bod because of the free spin classes.
Before that, I worked as the Audience Advocate at the Walker Art Center. I did all of the audience research, including authoring, administering and analyzing surveys; timing and tracking studies; and focus groups. Highlights: Every day I would pass through the galleries on my way to lunch, and I'd walk past this beauty
; meeting almost all of my dearest friends for life at the Walker; partying like total hellions.
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