What has been the most interesting part about writing for the automotive industry?
I've always had an interest in cars. Whether it's what makes an older model unique or what the future of transportation may look like, the automotive industry is quick moving and I love the thrill of trying to keep up. My husband is a car guru. It's pretty nice to be able to hold my own in conversations, and sometimes I even know more (but you didn't hear that from me). We love going to events like Cars & Coffee and try to find time to make it to the track with his M3. My weekends often inspire my weekdays at work, and I find that has been the most interesting part.
Your last job focused on journalistic writing. Why the change to marketing?
Journalism will always have a special place in my heart. Nothing quite beats the thrill of breaking news; it really taught me how to think on my feet and how to write quickly yet efficiently. However, faster isn't always better. I made the switch to marketing to develop my creative writing skills. I think I have a unique style, but I wanted to make it more diverse. I wanted to learn more, and I wanted to write about something I was passionate about.
Do you write in your free time as well or do you have other hobbies that don't include as much grammar?
I do some freelance writing on my own time, but most of my hobbies aren't found behind a computer screen. I have a lot of friends, so we always enjoy trying new restaurants and bars in Greenville. If it's dog friendly, even better -- my dog is my best friend. I'm also half mermaid and love lake days with my family. As I mentioned before, Cars & Coffee is a Saturday morning favorite of mine. There's always something new, old and different, and more so, something for me to learn.