Bio & History ~
Tara Caimi is an independent writer and editor who spent more than fifteen years in the professional workforce as a journalist, graphic designer, and marketing and communications specialist. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and psychology then went on to become a graphic designer for a real estate company, a prepress specialist and graphic designer for a publishing company, and a freelance print and web designer before returning to her roots in writing as a writer/editor for a marketing and communications group at Penn State University. After two years, Tara assumed responsibility as a marketing specialist, producing and managing marketing and communications for a central technology training unit. View Tara’s profile on LinkedIn for details about her professional experience.
Tara earned her MFA in creative writing from Wilkes University where she completed a full-length memoir that was published by Plain View Press and a final craft article that was published in the Writer’s Chronicle. She interned with Etruscan Press as a book designer and was hired by Etruscan to continue designing books, creating full cover, jacket, and interior designs, after her internship. She also served as a reader for Hippocampus Magazine before deciding to refocus her concentration on writing.
Tara left Penn State in 2012 to, once again, return to her roots in writing. She is now available for freelance work in the areas of article writing, newsletter production, technical writing and editing, manuscript editing and consulting, advertising, and other areas of promotional, informational, or creative writing and editing. Visit Tara’s professional website to read and view samples of her work, and feel free to contact her to discuss your project and determine how she may help.
Since completing her MFA, Tara’s essays, stories, and articles have been published in newspapers, magazines, and journals including the Writer’s Chronicle, Fire & Knives, Oh Comely magazine, The MacGuffin, Outside In Literary and Travel Magazine, and Pithead Chapel. Her work also appears in the nonfiction anthology of travel writing Whereabouts: Stepping Out of Place. Tara’s memoir, Mush: from sled dogs to celiac, the scenic detour of my life, was published by Plain View Press in January 2015. Scheduled readings and engagements are listed on the Events page.
I’m on Twitter where I tweet seemingly random but I prefer to use the term eclectic matters of interest, sometimes about writing, reading, and publishing. If you follow me, I may attempt to rein in the topic list. But I can’t make any promises.