Jennifer BanksWhat’s your passion?

Education? Remote sensors for water quality management? Poodles?

My passion is words.

I mess around with them, read about them, and sometimes lose sleep over them. I am fascinated by what they can do—and undo. This fascination has culminated in more than 15 years of experience writing, editing, and publishing a wide variety of documents, including a nationwide education magazine, award-winning newsletters, nonfiction books, book reviews, business reports, white papers, ad copy, proposals, convention newspaper articles, web content, marketing materials, and speeches, among others. Below are a few career highlights:

  • 2005: I established CrossDot Writing Solutions, LLC. My clients have included the Association for Career & Technical Education, the Arizona Center for Civic Leadership, PureRain garden products, Wrangler News, and individual authors, among others.
  • 2006 – 2010: I served as editor of WATERS Network News (previously CLEANER Quarterly Update), an electronic newsletter published by the Water and Environmental Research Systems (WATERS) Network Project Office, a multi-million dollar engineering and hydrology program primarily funded by the National Science Foundation.
  • 2001 – 2005: As project coordinator and board secretary for the Multi-Sector Crisis Management Consortium, a National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) program located in Arlington, VA, I researched, authored, and/or produced business reports, white papers, proposals, marketing materials, web content, and speeches.
  • 1998 – 2000: I served as associate–and eventually managing–editor for the National Association of Elementary School Principals, which produced nine publications, including Principal, a 64-page, four-color national magazine. As associate editor of Principal, I reviewed and edited manuscripts; managed publication, printing, mailing, and advertising; and wrote bimonthly book reviews and in-house articles. I also served as editor of the award-winning Middle Matters newsletter and as a reporter and editor for the annual Convention Daily News.

As owner of CrossDot, I’m devoted to using my passion to help promote yours.  I’m a motivated, creative, and versatile writer, as well as a flexible and prompt addition to any project or team. Whatever your content needs, I can help ensure that your words reflect the intelligence and creativity of your research, story, idea, product, or service.  Let me pay attention to the words so you can pay attention to what you care about most.