Sophia McDonald Bennett is a freelance writer based in Eugene, Oregon. Her lifelong passion for writing started at age 7, when she penned a short story and discovered her love for the written work. Writing became a career at age 17, when she wrote her first successful grant application.
In 2009 Sophia opened her freelance practice and began offering writing and communications services to a wide array of clients. Her work has appeared in over two dozen publications including TheAtlantic.com, All About Beer, Mother Earth News (ghostwritten), Association Conventions & Facilities, VIA, 1859 Oregon’s Magazine and Oregon Business. See the Publications page for additional writing samples.
Sophia also shares her skills with businesses that need assistance with writing, editing, communications, public relations and social media projects. See the Professional Services page for more information. To perform these services, Sophia draws on the five years she served as a member of the marketing and communications team at St. Vincent de Paul of Lane County, a large and very entrepreneurial nonprofit. Her primary role was coordinating digital communications (including managing the organization’s website and social media platforms). During that time she also led the organization’s editorial board and marketing committee, wrote press releases, gave media interviews, organized special events, solicited donations and sponsorships, and performed multiple other related tasks.
Sophia holds a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Southern Oregon University and has taken several writing and editing courses at Lane Community College. She is a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors and serves on the board of directors of the Emerald Marketing Association. In her spare time she enjoys cooking, gardening, reading, craft projects, and spending time with her husband and twin daughters.
Contact Sophia to learn how she can bring your article idea or publication to life.