Victoria Barrett

Copy Editor, Copywriter, Developmental Editor, Editor, Ghostwriter, Writer, Writer Manager

Precise, versatile, and excellent writing and editing.

Writer, editor, publisher, designer, book publicist, copywriter, and content marketing writer seeking freelance and contract work in all areas. More info at victoriabarrett.net.
Categories
Content Types
Article, Blog Post, Buyers Guide, Checklist, Direct Mail, Ebook, Guide, Infographic, Infographic Copy, Press Release, Product Description, Website Copy
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New Mexico State University, MFA in Writing
Purdue University, BA in Technical and Professional Writing & Creative Writing
Indianapolis|English
Publications

Articles

13
Why I will never carry a gun in my classroom
washingtonpost.comArticle
Why I will never carry a gun in my classroom

Op-ed for Washington Post digital and print on the debate over arming classroom teachers. Viral article, reached more than 95,000 Facebook users and was reprinted in Chicago Tribune, Indianapolis Star, and dozens of local newspapers. Coverage on USA Today and US and Canadian television.

February, 22 2018
I can't show my kids Star Wars: The Last Jedi because of all the porg abuse
syfy.comArticle
I can't show my kids Star Wars: The Last Jedi because of all the porg abuse

Humor/op-ed for SyFy Wire on The Last Jedi and my children's love of all things Star Wars. Shared more than 6x as frequently as average SyFy Wire content and commented on via Twitter by the film's director Rian Johnson.

March, 19 2018
The Elena Ferrante Exposé: Man Feels Entitled to Woman's Identity, Defends Himself By Calling Her a Liar
maximummiddleage.comArticle
The Elena Ferrante Exposé: Man Feels Entitled to Woman's Identity, Defends Himself By Calling Her a Liar

Op-ed on the controversy surrounding Elena Ferranté's identity being revealed by a journalist against her will.

October, 3 2016
I Hate Your Girl-Shaming 'GIRLS' LIFE' Meme. Here's Why.
maximummiddleage.comArticle
I Hate Your Girl-Shaming 'GIRLS' LIFE' Meme. Here's Why.

Op-ed on gender issues.

September, 20 2016
25 Years Later: 'BLOOD SUGAR SEX MAGIK' and Finding My Power
maximummiddleage.comArticle
25 Years Later: 'BLOOD SUGAR SEX MAGIK' and Finding My Power

Personal essay about the importance of the Red Hot Chili Peppers' album BLOOD SUGAR SEX MAGIK on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of its release.

October, 4 2016
This is how Indiana Gov. Mike Pence wins: Moral superiority, “religious freedom,” social media hypocrisy and the problem with #BoycottIndiana
salon.comArticle
This is how Indiana Gov. Mike Pence wins: Moral superiority, “religious freedom,” social media hypocrisy and the problem with #BoycottIndiana

Op-ed for Salon.com on the #boycottindiana movement in the wake of the state's RFRA controversy.

April, 2 2015
It Takes a Village to Raise a Child & I Have a Very Tiny Village
maximummiddleage.comArticle
It Takes a Village to Raise a Child & I Have a Very Tiny Village

Personal essay on parenting in contemporary times.

August, 29 2016
25 Years Later: 'NEVERMIND' and a Cheerleader From the Burbs
maximummiddleage.comArticle
25 Years Later: 'NEVERMIND' and a Cheerleader From the Burbs

Personal essay about the importance of Nirvana's seminal album NEVERMIND on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of its release.

September, 27 2016
Cocktails of Our Lives: The Apple Jack
maximummiddleage.comArticle
Cocktails of Our Lives: The Apple Jack

Part memoir/part recipe article about a cocktail.

October, 11 2016
Cocktails of Our Lives: A Sincerely Questionable Screwdriver
maximummiddleage.comArticle
Cocktails of Our Lives: A Sincerely Questionable Screwdriver

Part memoir/part recipe article about a cocktail.

August, 4 2016
10 Things I Totally Blame on Feminism
maximummiddleage.comArticle
10 Things I Totally Blame on Feminism

Humorous listicle response to an inflammatory article decrying feminism.

August, 30 2016
Trump's VP Pick Mike Pence is a Garbage Dump in Flames for More Reasons Than You Know
maximummiddleage.comArticle
Trump's VP Pick Mike Pence is a Garbage Dump in Flames for More Reasons Than You Know

Op-ed on the occasion of Mike Pence's selection as Donald Trump's running mate in 2016.

July, 15 2016
10 Mostly Gross Things I Never, Ever Thought I'd Do When I Was Childfree
maximummiddleage.comArticle
10 Mostly Gross Things I Never, Ever Thought I'd Do When I Was Childfree

Humorous parenting listicle.

September, 29 2016

Book as Ghostwriter

1
My Business Life Cycle: How Innovation, Evolution, and Determination Made Paul Harris Great
amazon.com
My Business Life Cycle: How Innovation, Evolution, and Determination Made Paul Harris Great

Ghostwritten memoir for Indianapolis business leader Gerald Paul, published 2007 by Purdue University Press.

April, 1 2007

Books as Editor (Selected)

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Miracle Girls: A novel by M.B. Caschetta
enginebooks.org
Miracle Girls: A novel by M.B. Caschetta

As Editor and Publisher of Engine Books, I have served as editor, designer, publisher, publicity director, and project manager for this and 25+ other titles. Writing tasks include press releases, product descriptions, promotional copy, direct email, direct mail, graphic design, and production. All Engine Books titles are published in print and ebook format and distributed throughout the US and Canada.

October, 14 2014
Where You Live: Stories by Andrew Roe
enginebooks.org
Where You Live: Stories by Andrew Roe

As Editor and Publisher of Engine Books, I have served as editor, designer, publisher, publicity director, and project manager for this and 25+ other titles. Writing tasks include press releases, product descriptions, promotional copy, direct email, direct mail, graphic design, and production. All Engine Books titles are published in print and ebook format and distributed throughout the US and Canada.

May, 16 2017
Crash Course: Essays From Where Writing and Life Collide by Robin Black
enginebooks.org
Crash Course: Essays From Where Writing and Life Collide by Robin Black

As Editor and Publisher of Engine Books, I have served as editor, designer, publisher, publicity director, and project manager for this and 25+ other titles. Writing tasks include press releases, product descriptions, promotional copy, direct email, direct mail, graphic design, and production. All Engine Books titles are published in print and ebook format and distributed throughout the US and Canada.

April, 12 2016
Pretend I’m Your Friend: Stories by M.B. Caschetta
enginebooks.org
Pretend I’m Your Friend: Stories by M.B. Caschetta

As Editor and Publisher of Engine Books, I have served as editor, designer, publisher, publicity director, and project manager for this and 25+ other titles. Writing tasks include press releases, product descriptions, promotional copy, direct email, direct mail, graphic design, and production. All Engine Books titles are published in print and ebook format and distributed throughout the US and Canada.

November, 15 2016
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