“Creative, hard working, excellent news judgment. Full of good ideas.
She can design. She can edit. One of those rare editors who can do it all.
Any publication would be proud to have Carly on its staff.”  
— Michael Hengel, editor

More than 15 years of experience as an editor and designer at daily newspapers in major metropolitan markets and DC-area international nonprofits.

  • Guiding and coaching reporters, freelancers, and interns
  • Providing fast, accurate online news and analysis
  • Overseeing production with designers, editors and photographers
  • Crafting communications plans and writing press releases
  • Creating and editing internal and external newsletters and magazines



about me

CarlyI live in a D.C.-area suburb in Southern Maryland with my two kids and my chocolate lab, Drake. I grew up just outside Washington, D.C., where everyone learns to love or hate politics (I fall into the former category–most of the time). I have since lived in the Carolinas, Hawaii, Nevada and Louisiana and returned to Maryland a few years ago. I love to ride motorcycles, camp, garden, read and dance ridiculously when I’m not chasing kids.

I’ve dedicated myself to my career and continuous learning. I take pride that my children will know that hard work is what moves a person forward in life. With that, I bring my laughter, my personality, my spunk and my serious devotion to clear communication.

I understand public image, media relations, consistency and the importance of deadline, accuracy and teamwork. I have experience as a top-level supervisor in a daily deadline environment and the education to know how the improper use of effect can affect how I compliment an editor’s headline that complements a story.

My design influence at The Advocate contributed to a 20 percent increase in circulation. My mentoring at the Review-Journal helped each of my interns land career-focused jobs in their field. My editing at the Review-Journal helped the paper earn several journalism awards. And, my editing influence at the US-China Business Council has helped propel many of our advocacy campaigns into real policy change at the executive branch level of two governments.

Don’t just take my word for it; read what they’re saying on LinkedIn.