I’m Jacqui Barrineau. I’m an editor and writer with a degree in English, a minor in something called media studies, and certificates in public relations and digital marketing, one of which will make me billions one day. (The latter is a nod to my former life as a systems analyst and my obsession with the consumer’s online shopping experience.) I’m also a recovering journalist – but don’t hold that against me.
Once upon a time, I managed USA Today’s Your Take, a user-generated project featuring some of the nation’s best amateur photographers, and did some excellent work on the USA Today social platforms, delivering accurate, shareable, real-time news.
I’ve since moved on to other fun things, but that’s for another time and place. As previously stated, the views expressed here and in other outlets are mine, not my employers’.
Away from work, I am proud to serve on the Northern Virginia College Marketing Advisory Committee. As a committee member, I’m lending my knowledge and expertise to ensure the college’s Marketing curriculum is relevant and responsive to the needs of the students and the surrounding business communities.
I live in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., with my husband, a dog and two cats. In between pet feedings, I’m a contributing writer to Doorknobs & Bodypaint and the UK flash-fiction site Paragraph Planet. If you don’t want to find me there, you can find me broadcasting thoughts on vanity plates, bad drivers and the dress code for Costco on Twitter.