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I'm Monica Parpal Stockbridge, a professional writer and editor with nine years' experience in copywriting, editing, client communications, and content marketing—as well as stints in e-commerce, book editing and magazine production.

Creative, curious, and driven, I seek projects that get me flipping through style books, brainstorming ideas with a team, and interviewing clients to learn their unique stories. I manage projects from start to finish with excellent communication, solid organization and a positive outlook. (Coffee helps, too.)

I work well with words and with people. How can I help with your next writing project?

Article writing * Copywriting * Copyediting * Content Strategy * Magazine publishing * Blogging *

Social media * Proofreading * Book editing * Mac OS X * WordPress * AP Style

2016-Present

Account Director

Feed Media

Develops strategic and thoughtful public relations campaigns for local and national restaurant clients. Provides in-depth editorial and copywriting services for press releases, briefings, web copy and bylined articles. Secures media visits and drives press coverage through tactical marketing and content development.

Mar-Sept 2016

Content Specialist/Writer

SPROUT Content

Responsible for writing mid- to high-level content assets for a variety of clients in technology/SaaS and B2B. Developed blog posts, white papers, e-books, landing page content, lead nurturing emails, press releases and newsletter content to promote inbound leads. Read one of my articles.

2013-2016

Senior Editor

DiningOut magazine

Managed editorial production for three national markets, overseeing budgets, deadlines, and content development. Trained interns and freelancers on print process, writing, web production and internal CMS. Researched, wrote, copyedited and proofread articles for print and web publication.

2012-2013

Associate Editor

DiningOut magazine

Wrote and copyedited articles for print publications in nine national markets, collaborating across departments with designers, market coordinators, clients and contributing writers.

2011-Present

Freelance Writer and Editor

Writing projects include educational articles, chef profiles, professional bios, one-on-one interviews, and travel guides for clients like Colorado Hotel Magazine and Moon Denver. Editing projects include content editing, copyediting, and proofreading articles and novel-length works of fiction, including Kim Holden’s Bright Side and Gus. Pro bono projects include editing the member yearbook for the Denver Woman’s Press Club.

2010-2012

Head Writer

FoodServiceWarehouse.com

Generated original content for product, category and education pages while supervising writers and collaborating across departments to meet print and online publication objectives. Developed and implemented company communications and messaging strategy as well as white papers, articles, video scripts, blog posts and company newsletter.

2008-2010

Copywriter

FoodServiceWarehouse.com

Created original content for product landing pages, buying guides, articles and promotional videos. Developed marketing content, brochures and sales materials for distribution at food service industry events.

Creighton University

Bachelor of Arts, English Literature (magna cum laude)

Omaha, NE

Sneak Peek: Pop-up Dinners from the Guest House

Sneak Peek: Pop-up Dinners from the Guest House

Published on 5280.com, March 2017

Hotel profile: Element Basalt-Aspen

Hotel profile: Element Basalt-Aspen

Published in Denver Hotel Magazine Winter 2017

Feature article

Feature article

Q&A article, published in DiningOut Chicago, Winter 2017

5 Content Lessons from Digital Summit Denver

5 Content Lessons from Digital Summit Denver

Blog for SPROUT Content, July 2016

Farm-to-Table Dining on The Front Range

Farm-to-Table Dining on The Front Range

Online article for Moon Travel Guides, August 2016

Moon Denver, Boulder and Colorado Springs

Moon Denver, Boulder and Colorado Springs

Contributed to the food and dining sections of Moon Denver

Profile: Jewelius Boutique

Profile: Jewelius Boutique

Small business profile and photographs published in Colorado Hotel Magazine, Winter 2016

Profile: Jill’s Restaurant at St Julien Hotel

Profile: Jill’s Restaurant at St Julien Hotel

Chef profile, published in Denver Hotel Magazine, Winter 2016

Visual Recipe Page

Visual Recipe Page

"Culinary Close-up" published in DiningOut Chicago, Winter 2016

Online buying guide

Online buying guide

Ice machine buying guide, published on FoodServiceWarehouse.com

Q&A article

Q&A article

Published in DiningOut OC, Winter 2015

Grand Junction “EATinerary”

Grand Junction “EATinerary”

Published on DiningOut.com/DenverBoulder, 2015

Exploring the James Beard Foundation

Exploring the James Beard Foundation

Longform article, published on DiningOut.com/DenverBoulder

Local Tastes at the Clyfford Still Museum

Local Tastes at the Clyfford Still Museum

Published on DiningOut.com/DenverBoulder

Profile: Range Restaurant

Profile: Range Restaurant

Chef profile, published in Denver Hotel Magazine, Summer 2015

Restaurant roundup article

Restaurant roundup article

Published in Savoring the City (STC) magazine, Summer 2015

Article on Front Range cycling

Article on Front Range cycling

Published in Savoring the City (STC) magazine, Summer 2015

Profile: Devil’s Thumb Ranch

Profile: Devil’s Thumb Ranch

Published in Denver Hotel Magazine, Winter 2015

Travel article: From Basque to Bordeaux

Travel article: From Basque to Bordeaux

Travel piece featured in DiningOut Chicago, Winter 2015