Meredith Jade Garrett


Chattanooga, Tennessee

Motivated to use the artistic & communicative skills of both writing & relationship-development to create unique content, tell engaging stories, & develop the strategies to amplify them.


BA in English/Writing from Jacksonville State University, 2005-2010

12 hours of MA Liberal Arts (Political Science & English)


Content Specialist University of the South, Sewanee, TN, May 2018-present

• Generates content for website, publications, and admissions material

• Creates content development strategies to best reach target audiences

• Composes/shoots/edits headshots & environmental portraits to couple with stories

• Conducts interviews & writes student profiles

• Pitches ideas for website, manages projects, and builds web pages

• Edits content for other departments on campus

Freelance Writer, Author, and Speaker — 2010-2018

• Published 2 books (Fantasy & Non-fiction genres)

• Created marketing strategy and scheduled a region-wide book tour

• Feature story writer for Chattanooga Times Free Press

• Maintained a personal blog, one post reaching 12,000+ views in 24 hours

• Wrote for the Episcopal Diocese of AL magazine & website

Personal Trainer Absolute Fitness & Forte Fitness, 2013-2018

• Programmed ability-appropriate workouts for 40+ clients weekly

• Empowered clients via 1-on-1 sessions designed to strengthen mind & body

• Created original blog content to engage and educate clients online

• Focused on programs promoting strength, mobility, and body positivity

English Teacher — Uttaradit-Darunee Girls School in Thailand, 2012-2013

• Taught ESL at an all-girls school in a northern province of Thailand

• Created professional relationships with Thai staff at Rajabhat University

• Designed appropriate curriculum and integrated into Thai culture

• Facilitated English camps for elementary school and community college

Skills, Hobbies, & Talents

• I write grants for a local non-profit in Chattanooga, TN

• I am skilled at both WordPress & Wix content management systems

• I am a trained photographer with production and editing experience (Lightroom)

• I am an accomplished poet, hired to write commissions and events 

• I have a passion for place-based work & bettering the place in which I live

• I am a AFAA certified personal trainer & finisher in an Olympic Distance Triathlon