About Patrick

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It is always my goal to turn writing into a collaborative endeavor. Whether I'm the writer or editor, the joy of my work is interacting with clients and assisting them in producing the best content possible.

Before I became a writer I earned a BS in Arts Administration from Butler University, where I also studied Theatre. It was around this time that I started writing plays, which always seemed to be based on real life. In my mid-twenties I made the decision to hone my writing skills by earning an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from Columbia College Chicago. While attending Columbia I developed a love for editing, working as an assistant editor for the print journal Hotel Amerika. I continued to work with the journal after graduation, and still think of it as the place where I learned how to be an editor.

After leaving Hotel Amerika I became the managing editor of Ghost Proposal, an online journal/small press that pushes at the boundaries of genre. As managing editor I've worked with other writers on journal submissions, chap book editing and consultation, and full manuscript consultation. While working with Ghost Proposal I also acted as the co-editor of the Sunday edition of The Rumpus where I had the chance to work with some of my favorite writers and publish diverse voices.

Outside of my editorial experience I've had the opportunity to publish a number of my creative essays, and also write for various online publications. My current side project is a chap book of epistolary essays exploring family narratives and my obsession with popular culture. I am always looking for new ways to challenge myself, and look forward to working with you in the future.