Hi, I’m Tarah, Freelance Writer, Editor, Researcher, and Instructor for hire. As a former university educator, published scholar, and ambassador, I use my experience and expertise to write, edit, research, and teach content for a variety of industries from the sciences to the arts.
When I’m not helping clients, I’m still finding ways to wrangle words, whether through crosswords, writing my own book, or helping friends sort out the best sentence in their letters to bosses. I’m well-trained by my dog. If a book is too long and needs a map of its fantasy world, I’ll read it. Hopeless punster. Currently giving peace a chance. I’m “a hoot to work with.”
Nov 2018 to present
CLIENT: LIFT VENTURES
CONTENT EDITOR + RESEARCHER + SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGIST + VISUAL CONTENT CREATOR + INSTRUCTOR
Create, edit, and research web content for recent acquisition, Wisesayings.com. Develop voice, strategy, content calendar, and all visual content for SuperSummary.com Twitter account. Plan, develop, and produce a series of instructional videos to train new research team members.
CLIENT: UN Social 500
GUEST WRITER + SOCIAL MEDIA LIAISON
Author and creator of The Social Diplomat series on the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Social content and graphics creator for this success tracking program that recognizes current UN staff and contractors who are promoting the work of the United Nations and its Sustainable Development Goals via their personal social media accounts.
HONORARY ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
University of Nottingham / Jul 2018 to present
Department of Theology and Religious Studies. Subject specialties: Law and/in Religious Literature, The Psalms, History of Ethics. Ethics and Justice contributor in upcoming Routledge and Cambridge publications, respectively. Manuscript reviewer for Studies in Christian Ethics.
University of Nottingham / Sept 2015 to Jul 2018 (Affiliate Oct 2011 to Aug 2015)
Department of Theology and Religious Studies. Relevant Writing Work: Content writer and award-winning learner engagement strategist for Moodle online leaning platform. Author of articles and book reviews published in peer-reviewed journals. Supervisor of Undergraduate Masters dissertations. Thesis reviewer and grader.
DEPARTMENT DIRECTOR OF ADMISSIONS
University of Nottingham / Sept 2016 to Jul 2018
Department of Theology and Religious Studies. Relevant Writing Work:
Content writer and supporting visuals consultant for Undergraduate Prospectus. Content and visuals consultant for department webpages. Content strategist and writer for all Open Days presentations, ambassador visits, and mailed media.
SOCIAL MEDIA OFFICER
University of Nottingham / Sept 2015 to Jul 2018
Nottingham Arimathea Trust / 2013 to 2015
Public speaker, writer, and presentation strategist for this charity dedicated to raising public awareness of refugee rights and asylum seeker rights, as well as housing destitute asylum seekers in the UK.
Seminary of the Southwest / 2009 to 2011
Researcher for 2 books written by faculty at this Episcopal Seminary.