I’m an experienced journalist with a curious mind and passion for sharing stories that inform and inspire. On assignment, I’ve interviewed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson for the BBC News Magazine, reported on the latest design trends for The Washington Post, 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, front-of-book service pieces, and profiles to digital content and longform cover features. In 2015, Eno Publishers selected my Charlotte magazine 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 multiplatform 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, among others.
Content Creation & Brand Strategy
I develop creative content and editorial strategies to elevate brands and connect them with their communities.
For four years, I led media relations and brand communications for Charlotte’s largest performing arts nonprofit, the Charlotte Symphony. I saw the organization through a major mission overhaul and brand development. Under my strategic communications leadership, the organization’s social media reach nearly quadrupled and collaborative visibility projects gained attention from NPR to Fox Sports, CNN, and beyond.
I have deep experience overhauling and developing creative content for websites, marketing email campaigns, print marketing materials, brag sheets, and social media.
Aside from producing two fantastic pieces, Virginia made the entire process smooth and seamless. She easily connected with her audience to draw out good information and color commentary.