I’m an experienced journalist with a curious mind and passion for sharing stories that educate and inspire. On assignment, I’ve interviewed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson for the BBC News Magazine, explored Charlotte’s museum mile for Our State magazine, and journeyed to an eco-farm in the jungles of Belize.
I have written everything from photo captions and front-of-book services pieces and profiles to digital content, long-form print cover features. In 2015, Eno Publishers selected my feature story, “Rooted: Trees are the Soul of Our City” for the collection 27 Views of Charlotte: The Queen City in Prose and Poetry.
Virginia is a clever, highly imaginative storyteller and gifted editor who is a pleasure to collaborate with …
Jane Fields, Art Director, Charlotte magazine
As a staff editor for WhereTraveler and Charlotte magazine, I conceptualized creative feature packages and managed all travel content. I also created, contributed to and assigned writers for the feature 50 Things Every Charlottean Should Do, the most popular magazine digital story to date at the time of publication. I have a sharp eye for consistency and have performed copy-editing and fact-checking services for university alumni publications, children’s stories, and sales books.
Content Creation & Brand Strategy
I develop creative content and editorial strategies to elevate brands and connect them with their communities.
For five years, I led media relations and brand communications for Charlotte’s largest performing arts nonprofit, Charlotte Symphony. I saw the organization through a major mission overhaul, and–through strategic and authentic community partnerships–brand identity development.
Under my strategic communications leadership, the organization’s social media reach nearly quadrupled and creative brand projects gained attention in outlets from NPR to Fox Sports, CNN, and beyond.