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Get to know me

Location: Columbus, Ohio & Remote |Education: M.F.A in Creative Writing, Indiana Univeristy

CONTENT DESIGNER/STRATEGIST

  • Certified UX writer by the UX Content Collective.

  • 3 years of experience with content design projects in the education, health, and technology sectors.

  • Deliverables: style guides, onboarding, user flows, voice charts, stakeholder interviews, and more.

CREATIVE WRITER

  • Author of Ramshackle Ode, published by HarperCollins.

  • 50+ peer-reviewed creative publications.

  • Grants from the Sustainable Arts Foundation, Ohio Arts Council, and Breadloaf Writers' Conference.

INNOVATIVE EDUCATOR

  • Recipient of NPR's WOSU Classroom Impact Award.

  • Designed curriculum and content for 20+ individual courses over 7 years.

  • Obtained Scrum Master certification to elevate student projects.

Résumé

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HarperCollins published my first collection of poems, Ramshackle Ode, in 2016. 

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Photograph by Anita Olivia Koester

Here's what some people said about it:

"Intriguing and triumphant." —Booklist
"This is a terrific and memorable first book. Leonard’s voice is powerfully distinct and fresh, and it’s one I’m sure we’ll be hearing with gratitude for years to come." —Alan Shapiro

WHAT OTHERS SAY ABOUT WORKING WITH ME:

"He is consistently Keith throughout all his workdays: smart, playful, striving for kindness, while achieving excellence." -Drew Eberly, colleague of 7 years
 
“Colleagues go out of their way to interact with Keith because he makes them better through his presence. He is a consummate professional and human being who brings his trademark caring, insightfulness, and depth of understanding to every project, meeting and conversation in which he engages.” -Curt Hansen, colleague of 7 years
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