Portfolio

Clients include: Hewlett-Packard, Intuit, Smooth Jazz News, James Marshall Consulting, San Diego Natural History Museum, Sage Submissions LLC, Point Loma Association, Peninsula Beacon, AECOM.

 


Point Loma Association Newsletter - editing and graphic design

Point Loma Association Newsletter - editing and graphic design

For over 11 years, I edited the Point Loma Association newsletter, a quarterly piece focused on the good works of the Point Loma Association, and on the Point Loma community. The newsletter became “whatever Kerri wanted to write about.” In addition to gathering news from board members, committee leaders, and other organizations, I highlighted PLA projects, community stakeholders, issues affecting the Point Loma community, and included an “Around Town” column and calendar, where I featured new businesses and upcoming events. I was editor and graphic designer, as I laid out the entire piece using Adobe InDesign.

Download the Winter 2017 issue HERE

Spiders! An article in San Diego Natural Museum's Field Notes

Spiders! An article in San Diego Natural Museum's Field Notes

 

After following my curiosity about the big brown spiders in my neighborhood hanging in massive webs spanning trees, houses, eaves and sidewalks, I got an opportunity to write a series of articles for Field Notes, the magazine for the San Diego Natural History Museum. This is the article, complete with fantastic photos by arachnologist Jim Berrian.

Download the article HERE

Profile of Tina Nova: San Diego Biotech Entrepreneur

Profile of Tina Nova: San Diego Biotech Entrepreneur

This article about Tina Nova of Genoptix appeared in a book about the burgeoning biotech and life sciences companies in San Diego.

Download the article HERE

Technical details made simple: An article about the Point Loma Wastewater Treatment Plant

Technical details made simple: An article about the Point Loma Wastewater Treatment Plant

After touring the Point Loma Wastewater Treatment plant with my husband’s Rotary group, I became intrigued by the workings of the plant, and thought others might be interested as well. I got a more personalized tour from the plant operator, and shared my experiences with members of the Point Loma Association. The article was a hit: I got requests from members to share it with their friends, coworkers, and clients.

Download the article HERE

My approach to editing

My approach to editing

These two samples show my approach to editing: 1) Saying more with less, and in terms the reader can understand; 2) putting myself into the role of the audience by asking questions and pointing out passages that are unclear or misleading.

Click here to download sample one.

Click here to download sample two.