Photo by Jonathan Cooper

Photo by Jonathan Cooper

Before you consider working with me, let me tell you a little bit about myself. My name is Kimberly, but most people call me Kim. In 2006, shortly after graduating with a B.A. in English, I landed a part-time job at the alternative newsweekly Creative Loafing in Charlotte, North Carolina. There, I worked my way up, holding a variety of positions (and often simultaneously) with that company, including copy editor, managing editor, online producer, nightlife blogger, fashion blogger, photographer, videographer and more.

While working full time, I obtained my M.A. in English, with a focus in creative writing, from University of North Carolina-Charlotte. In 2013, I was named editor in chief of Creative Loafing, where I edited and wrote stories, managed an excellent editorial staff and roster of freelancers, brainstormed new initiatives and projects and became the voice of the newspaper on social media. In 2015, I left that job to return to my hometown to be closer to my family. I've since freelanced for local and national publications, and taught English composition at the local university. 

Other fun facts: I might be pen hoarder, the desk chair in my home office is hot pink, and I once modeled as a zombie for a special edition at my former newspaper home. I live in Augusta, Georgia, with a wonderful guy who humors my experiments in the kitchen, our curly-haired toddler girl, and two yappy dogs.