Hi there! I'm Kristi, behind the pen at Copywriter+.
My love of words started with spelling tests in 2nd grade.
My first published work was a poem in 3rd grade.
My junior high English teacher taught me a love of words with every new vocabulary lesson. (FUN FACT: her name was also Kristi!) #wordnerd
I loved writing papers and was a "freelance editor" to my friends in high school. #englishnerd
My first marketing piece was a poster for my FCCLA club.
Simply put, I'm an all-around Word Nerd.
How did I find copywriting? A career assessment test. (It also said I should be a judge. #noregrets.)
I'm kind of stubborn (thanks mom) so I learned all I could about copywriting and when I found out I could really make a career out of writing, I was laser focused on it. I wanted nothing more than to be a copywriter.
I went to Drake University where I received a Bachelors's degree in Journalism and Mass Communication. #GoBulldogs
How did I become a paid copywriter?
Craigslist ads. Yep, you read that right. I got 2 clients right away. I loved knowing I’d used my gift of writing and love of words to help these two business owners.
Over the years, I've attended conferences, luncheons, and webinars to keep up-to-date and continue learning the best practices. #lifelonglearner
Some of my achievements include an award for a fundraising car show 2 years running for the Alzheimer’s Association (2017 Clarion Award for Special Events) and my social media campaign for a local children’s choir (2018 Herme's Creative Award).
As my marketing business grows, I continue to add other great writers. In fact, I love hiring college marketing students and recent grads who want to be copywriters because I want to pay it forward.
I can’t wait to use my love of words and writing skills to help your business grow with great marketing!