#FollowFriday- Amanda EastepToday’s #FollowFriday as Amanda Eastep is going to make you say, “Who?”

How about this…I would like to introduce you to Word Ninja!

I can almost hear the collective, “Ohhhhhh! We know Word Ninja.”

Amanda is a freelance writer and editor who began hanging out with the Spin Sucks crazies a few months ago.

Though she clearly prefers to use her nunchuck skills, they apparently go unappreciated so she makes a living writing, editing, and mentoring aspiring writers.

She also is a teacher and assistant director of public relations at Trinity Christian College in the greater Chicagoland area (which means we must meet in real life soon!).

Putting her writing skills to work, she manages the biannual college magazine, annual president’s report and newsletters, TRINITY magazine, and helped with a recent comprehensive capital campaign.

She also generates news stories and writes content for the college’s website and for their mobile site. And she is responsible for the college’s official Facebook and Twitter presence.

As if that isn’t enough, she seves as the point-of-contact for local media as their interest grows in what the college is doing.

While she doesn’t bill herself as a communications professional, she has more experience doing that than some who do.

A true writer, she manages not one – but two – blogs. Her main blog, where she writes once a month, is about how to write for business and for life.

But her passion blog is Travels (with) aBroad, where she talks about her road travels with her husband (and I think two daughters, but I may be making that up based on some blog posts I’ve read)…and sometimes her dad tags along. They roam from Wisconsin and Michigan to Kentucky and Florida with an occasional detour to New York.

The unveiling of of Word Ninja is here. Ladies and gentlemen, please meet Amanda Cleary Eastep.

You can find her on the Word Ninja blog, Travels (with) aBroad, LinkedIn, Google+, and Twitter. Please give her the usual crazy welcome!

Gini Dietrich

Gini Dietrich is the founder, CEO, and author of Spin Sucks, host of the Spin Sucks podcast, and author of Spin Sucks (the book). She is the creator of the PESO Model and has crafted a certification for it in partnership with Syracuse University. She has run and grown an agency for the past 15 years. She is co-author of Marketing in the Round, co-host of Inside PR, and co-host of The Agency Leadership podcast.

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