Sara Richardson (nee Graham) has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from St. Bonaventure University. She started off as a staff writer on St. Bonaventure’s campus newspaper, The Bona Venture, and also served as Assistant Features Editor and Assistant Copy Editor during her junior and senior years. During the summer of 2001, she interned at Bee Group Newspapers, based in Williamsville, N.Y. covering several suburbs in the Buffalo area. She wrote articles for the Amherst Bee, Clarence Bee, West Seneca Bee, East Aurora Bee, Lancaster Bee, Depew Bee and Cheektowaga Bee.

After graduating, Sara moved to southern Delaware and worked as a Staff Reporter from June 2002-March 2003 for the Sussex Countian, a weekly newspaper serving Sussex County based in Georgetown, Del. From March-November 2003, she worked as a Staff Writer for the Milford Chronicle, Harrington Journal, and the Delaware State News. During her career in Delaware, Sara specialized in writing feature stories with an emphasis on community issues. She also wrote hard news stories and reported on city council, county council, and planning commission meetings.

In November 2003, she decided to move to the Philadelphia area, where she got her first experience in the magazine world. She served as an Editorial-Production Assistant for HarrisMartin Publishing, producing legal reporters on court cases involving asbestos, mold, drugs, silica, and more.

In January 2005, she joined Primedia’s Gem Group, which produced the magazines Lapidary Journal (now known as Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist), Step by Step Beads (no longer published), and the new magazine at that time called Step by Step Wire Jewelry. Sara’s primary responsibility as an Assistant Editor was copy editing for Step by Step Wire Jewelry. Eventually, she took jewelry-making classes to learn the terminology, and then took up jewelry making as a hobby. She now sells her work on Etsy and at parties and craft shows in the Philadelphia suburbs. (For more information, see the Lovestruck Jewelry section of this Web site).

After Interweave Press bought the Gem Group in September 2006, the magazine expanded from four issues to five, and thus, Sara’s editorial role began expanding, too. Eventually she was also doing some technical editing as well as copy editing, and writing the product news section of the magazine (now called Spotlight). She also expanded the product news sections in the winter editions of the magazine to a yearly “Product Preview” focusing on the newest and hottest products in the jewelry making industry. She also wrote a mini-feature on colored jump rings. Since 2007, she has contributed her own jewelry making projects not only to Step by Step Wire Jewelry, but also to Creative Jewelry, Easy Wire (which began publishing in 2007), and 101 Necklaces, Bracelets and Earrings. In 2009-2010, Step by Step Wire Jewelry expanded to six issues a year and the Best of Step by Step Wire Jewelry also started up. She was promoted to Associate Editor in April 2009, and took on the added responsibility of mapping out the pages of the magazine. She also contributed blogs and posts to the online communities run by Interweave: Beading Daily and Jewelry Making Daily. Due to the rapid expansion of the magazine, Sara took an active role in the development and improvement of Step by Step Wire Jewelry.

Based on her extensive expertise, Sara would love to help you, your business, or your publication with your writing and editorial needs. If you have any questions, or would like to set up a meeting to arrange an assignment, please contact Sara at creativeworldofsara@gmail.com

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