Big Bad Words, LLC, was founded by Beth Uznis Johnson, an award-winning writer and editor with over 25 years in the communications industry. She has master's degrees in advertising and creative writing.
As editor and lead writer of Thrive at the University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center (2012-2020), the magazine won best publication and best article honors in the Ragan Health Care, PR Daily Nonprofit, and APEX awards programs. She was founding editor of Illuminate, an annual research magazine.
On the creative writing front, she has published fiction and nonfiction in Mississippi Review, Gargoyle, Cincinnati Review, Story Quarterly, Southwest Review, Delphi Quarterly, the Rumpus Readers Report and elsewhere. Her essay, "Your Friend/My Friend, Ted," was included in The Best American Essays 2018, edited by Hilton Als.
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Beth has an advertising agency background, transitioned to the client side as a marketing manager and eventually shifted into creative (writing) roles that made use of her account management and strategic marketing experience.
She has worked in the automotive, high technology, academic and health care sectors; her work has spanned consumer marketing, business to business marketing and nonprofit communications.
Big Bad Words will help you tell your story. Words are what we do best.