I’m a freelance writer and managing editor. Name a topic, and I’ve likely covered it, but I spend a lot of my time working in the areas of economic development, government, business, consumer finance, home improvement, and women’s issues.HNashPhoto-1307

I’ve been in the wild world of freelancing for a decade now, but the professional path that led me here began long before. I started in journalism, writing for The Lansing State Journal, Hillsdale Daily News, and The Ann Arbor News.

Then I watched The West Wing and somehow decided a life in public service was for me. After receiving an MPA, I worked for local governments in economic development for a bit. But alas, writing called me back.

So that’s how I began writing about development, government, and small business. Honestly, I stumbled into the rest of my specialties from there.

When I’m not in my cheery, basement office in Ann Arbor, I’m either snuggling my two tiny people, being smothered by my giant dog, renovating another corner of my elderly Cape Cod, or sneaking in some time with my husband.

Oh yeah, I wrote a book, too. Check it out: Swedish Lessons: A memoir of sects, love and indentured servitude. Sort of.