Jessica Santina’s writing career started the summer when she was 11. That summer, she and her father created their own hand-bound book of poetry that they’d written together, which they called “Pop & Kid: Collected Writings.” Her editing career began shortly thereafter, when she found herself correcting her sixth grade teacher’s misspellings on the blackboard.

Jessica went on to attend college at Emory University in Atlanta (where she’d grown up), with a major in English and a minor in French (most of which she’s forgotten by now). She earned her B.A. in English in 1994. Then, in 1996, bound and determined to have an adventure and begin a writing career, Jessica packed up her car and drove to Reno to study writing the University of Nevada, where she earned her Master of Arts in English in 1998.

Since then, her professional experience has included 7 years in broadcasting production and promotion at three local television stations, account maintenance at a local advertising/PR firm, and teaching communications and writing at the University of Nevada, Reno, Truckee Meadows Community College, and the University of Phoenix Northern Nevada Campus (as Lead Faculty Area Chair in the College of Humanities).

Jessica formed her own writing and editing business in November 2003. Her writing work has included nonfiction articles for local publications, websites and online content, advertising and marketing pieces, publicity materials, collateral, newsletters, resumes, professional profiles and bios, ghostwriting of books and articles. She has served as managing editor for edible RenoTahoe, edible Sacramento, RLIFE, and Family Pulse magazines. Her editing experience includes copyediting a wide range of marketing, advertising, collateral, and website materials, dissertations, newsletters, signage, and books. Additionally, she handles all corporate communications, including social media and a monthly internal newsletter, for a Carson City aerospace manufacturer.