Dorothy edits OSU's college magazines produced for each of the university's academic colleges in Stillwater, managing writers, editing stories and working with clients within the university. She also contributes to a host of other projects within University Marketing as needed, including advertising and editing for other publications.
Her job as college magazines editor is a homecoming of sorts. She received her bachelor’s degree in photojournalism at OSU in December 1983 before beginning a newspaper career that took her around the country. She returned to Stillwater to join OSU's University Marketing in March 2012.
That career has included stints at small newspapers mostly unknown outside their hometowns (South Louisiana’s Hammond Star and Houma Courier) and stops in larger newsrooms including the Indianapolis Star, Cleveland Plain Dealer and The Dallas Morning News, adding up to 27 years of experience.
In 2002, 2003 and 2004, she was part of The Dallas Morning News team that won top honors from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers. Her work has also been lauded by the Louisiana Press Association.
While her job title was always copy editor, she is also a talented storyteller and wordsmith — and only a wee bit picky about grammar.
Her other skills also include online publishing, search engine optimization, research, writing, in-house communications, branding, marketing, print products and social media.
With an editor's eye for mistakes, she's also skilled at understanding how words and visuals blend to create the best presentation of a work, whether that's a small brochure or a large magazine.
Her travels have helped widen her interests, too. South Louisiana gave her a taste for Cajun and Creole food, New Orleans music and the big parties known as Mardi Gras and JazzFest. Living in Indianapolis introduced her to Basketball as a State Religion and the appeal of open-wheel racing (a.k.a. IndyCars).
Cleveland’s “lake-effect snow” isn’t something she ever wants to experience again — nor, frankly, is a burning-hot Dallas summer!