My name is Alexandra Botti. I am a writer and sociolinguist who crafts smart, strategic, creative copy for the web. From more than 8 years in the industry, I bring deep experience in communications to my work. As a Masters candidate in Language & Communication at Georgetown University, I am also developing new insights into how to create a striking online presence, with relevant, real-world applications of sociolinguistics. Amidst the cacophony of voices on the web fighting for attention, I have the writing chops, experience, and solid educational foundation to make an organization or an individual’s voice heard.
I am reaching out to you on the recommendation of Brian McCreath, who suggested I ask you about an informational interview. I am currently exploring a career in public radio, and am especially interested in writing for an NPR affiliate’s website. I know that you’ve been deeply involved in the content development for “The World” over the years, and so I would be honored to get a chance to speak with you about that.
My professional background is in public relations and communications, and it was in this realm that my interest in developing compelling content for the web was first born. Toward that aim, I am currently completing my first year as a Masters student in Linguistics (Language and Communication concentration) at Georgetown. However, my family is in Boston and I will be working and living in Boston for much of the summer, so I am planning to visit the WGBH studios to see Brian McCreath (who has been a wonderful mentor to me in this area and has highly recommended you as a resource for learning more about the industry). I would be delighted if I could spend a little time talking with you as well.
Might you have 15-20 minutes to chat in the coming weeks? I would so appreciate the opportunity to learn about your work and about your field.
Thank you, and I hope to speak with you soon!
All the best,