Heather B.

  • Joined August 2016

I'm a natural networker, seasoned teacher, poet, and PR professional. I work remotely with a variety of teams and clients.

  • Portland, OR, United States
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Heather B.
Portland, OR, United States

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Community Copywriting Public Relations



I spent a decade in public education teaching secondary English and language arts, then uprooted my life in 2011 to enroll in a competitive graduate creative writing program. Now I build social media, publicity, and content campaigns. Let's collaborate!

Work history

Director of Publicity and Marketing
YesYes Books is a young, independent poetry publishing house based in Portland, Oregon. They specialize in publishing beautiful, powerful emerging voices with a range of styles and concerns.
Publicity Consultant
Mother Foucault's Bookshop is a quirky, out-of-the-way gem of a store on Portland's inner east side. They are a technology-free zone, a book-lover's paradise. Currently I consult on publicity, brand development, and content strategy.
Publicity Director
Poetry Press Week is an avant-garde literary showcase dedicated to changing the way poetry is presented, published, publicized, and perceived. My role develops internal and external language, branding, and content strategy for PPW on a seasonal basis.



graphic design content creation content strategy publicity copywriting


Asana Canva Mailchimp Instagram Cision


Not seeking work


  • Available during business hours only


  • Can work 20hrs per week
  • Can commit to 6 months to 1 year


Industries I love

Advertising & Marketing Consumer Products PR & Communications

What I read

New York Times, Washington Post, New York Magazine (The Cut), HuffPo, The Atlantic. essays, memoirs, poetry

Ideal team

I love smaller, collaborative, cross-disciplinary teams. I love clients who think outside the box and who listen to experts in all fields. I appreciate managers who communicate expectations clearly and offer both positive and negative feedback.