New Editor on SouthSoundTalk

Ask Kristin Kendle a question about which dash to use in an article or headline and it’s clear that her knowledge of wordsmithing, copy editing, and proper punctuation is expansive.

Kristin first joined SouthSoundTalk in early 2016 as a freelance writer. In September, Kristin assumed the role of Associate Editor for SouthSoundTalk. “I was looking for a new opportunity that was tied to my community,” says the Tacoma resident who shares her living space with her husband Tony and her betta fish Sashimi.

kristin-bio-photo-2“Tacoma is the perfect mix of being big city and small town,” adds Kristin. “It’s got all the amenities – engaging theater, amazing art scene, great restaurants – but parking is free and I see my neighbors at the grocery store.”

“Drawing on her vast experience as a freelance writer and editor, Kristin adds so much value to our team,” says NorthAmericaTalk CEO, Amy Rowley. “For example, her insight into how other freelance operations run provides crucial information as we guide our team of more than 80 professional writers across our five community social networks.”

With a sincere love of detailed work, Kristin also appreciates that editing allows her to express her creativity while working in her jammies.

“I love that SouthSoundTalk writers are super involved in the community,” says Kristin. “I’m impressed with their connections to the people they interview.”

Gig Harbor Gondola
Cruise the water of Gig Harbor on a gondola. Photo credit: Kristin Kendle.

Kristin continues to contribute to SouthSoundTalk as a freelance writer. Her current favorite story published to date on SouthSoundTalk focuses on the Gig Harbor gondola. “I connected with this start-up business bringing something completely unique to the region, and I really enjoyed interviewing John Synco. He’s the only interviewee who has sang to me during an interview,” she says.

When not behind the keyboard, you can find Kristin on a walk or a hike. She enjoys spending time outdoors or working on artwork or craft projects. “Basically, I’m doing anything not behind a screen,” says Kristin with a smile.