Head Kick-Ass Copywriter and Strategist
Head Kick-Ass Copywriter and Strategist
Way back in 7th grade, my English teacher Mrs. Gildard told me I should be a writer – she was pretty smart, huh? There’s a lot of power in the written word, and I use it to tell stories and create an emotional connection with the reader.
Jansen Communications allows me to do that for you – companies and brands of all shapes and sizes. Since launching in 2009, my focus has been on creating fresh, to-the-point, and engaging copy that is rooted in serious marketing strategy. I take a very collaborative, transparent approach to all client engagements so my team can deliver impactful results.
When I am not hunched over my Mac, I hang out with my husband, kids, and friends. I love to snowboard, spend time on the beach, travel, cook up fantastic feasts, drink wine, and laugh as much as possible.
Senior Copywriter and Strategist Extraordinaire
The first thing I remember wanting to do as a career was be a gas station attendant. I really liked the idea of getting to wear dirty clothes to work. Later of course I discovered that there really aren’t a lot of gas station attendant jobs out there. So I became a writer instead.
My first professional writing job was as a comedy/trivia writer for the popular CD-ROM game show, You Don’t Know Jack. Since then I’ve written about just about everything from chemistry to weddings in every format from print publishing to online content. I specialize in developing content strategy and creating engaging content for small businesses.
When I’m not writing you’ll probably find me in my minivan shuttling kids between activities. Being a writer and a mother may not be as romantic as the life I envisioned as a gas station attendant, but I do occasionally wear dirty clothes to work.
Senior Crazy-Good Copywriter
I was the kid who put the elementary-school crossing guard on high alert, my nose stuck in a book even while the rest of me was in motion. Though I never got run over (well, not counting the motorcycle incident), I had plenty of other adventures in my life to fill a book or two. But somehow my fiction writing attempts never met my own high standards. So I pursued a communications career that always included writing – TV and video scripts, PR campaign materials, and now web and digital marketing content.
Things that make life meaningful for me are traveling with my husband, tasting new foods, and spending time with our grown sons. When I’m not working I’m often out walking my sweet Labradoodle, my nose to my iPhone. Some things never change.
Senior Copywriter and Token Male
Most of my wacky career has been spent in the big-agency world – Ogilvy & Mather, Foote Cone & Belding, Bozell, Young & Rubicam, Wells Rich Greene, Dailey & Associates.
I’ve been lucky enough to write for a ton of great clients – from IBM and Microsoft to Honda, Mazda, Mattel, Chase Manhattan Bank, even the U.S. Postal Service. B2B. B2C. B2Whatever.
My approach is simple: make it interesting. Whether it’s a postcard or business card, TV campaign or social media campaign, make it interesting. As the great David Ogilvy once told a client: “You cannot bore people into buying your product.” Bingo.
Upon winning first place in the Personal Narrative category in a district-wide contest as a fifth grader, I knew writing was essential in my life. Assignments and topics over the years have covered everything from the latest contemporary art show to innovations in lawnmower efficiency.
I’ve spent my career primarily writing marketing copy for nonprofit organizations and publishers, including The Writer’s Center, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, and Johns Hopkins University Press. But I’ve also worked as a journalist covering fashion, food, theater—and yes, lawnmowers.
When I’m not gazing out my window contemplating the best word choice, I love going to art exhibitions with my husband, Gary; hanging by the pool with friends; and snuggle time with my grey tabby, Elle.
Kick-Ass Social Media Strategist
I’ve been an avid reader and writer since I was a little kid. Over the years, that has developed into a passion for digital communications. When you combine that with a love of meeting new people and a commitment to making a positive difference in the world, I’m happiest when I’m curating digital content for your brand and interacting with your online community. But when I’m not Tweeting (or Facebooking, Instagramming, Snapchatting or blogging) you can usually find me with my husband and/or our cat out and about in Washington, DC.
Awesome Assistant to CEO
I’ve always found a special joy in learning new things and challenging myself to think outside the box. When I set out to learn something, there’s nothing that can deter my mission. In school I was the grammar/drama nerd. I’m happy to say that not much has changed since then.
For sixteen years, I have cultivated my experience in the Executive Administrative field with positions at companies including Whitney National Bank, AT&T, the City of New Orleans, and Quick Test Heakin Research. In 2011, I decided to start my journey as an Executive Virtual E-ssistant.
When I’m not helping savvy small business owners spend less time on administrative tasks, you’ll find me in Metairie, Louisiana with my husband and our three kids, two dogs, and one cat. In my spare time, I love reading, writing, cooking, and performing.