Background & Experience:
Linsay is an American copywriter based in the Pacific Northwest. Linsay holds a Master’s degree in both Anthropology and Library and Information Sciences and has written for numerous national and international publications, including USA Today, SFGate, Hunker, and The Bump, across an array of topics in the gardening, green living, and travel sectors. When she’s not writing, you’ll usually find Linsay reading, kayaking, sailing, snowboarding, or working in her garden.
Linsay’s Role at Petal Republic:
As a senior contributing editor, Linsay brings in-depth, first-hand experience across a range of gardening, botanical, and horticultural subjects. She writes extensively for Petal Republic, covering topics such as flower varieties, houseplant care, gardening tips, and gifting.
Linsay has written professionally since 2004. Her background lies in academic writing and research — she has a Master’s in Anthropology from Western Washington University and a Master’s in Library and Information Science from the University of Southern Mississippi. She’s also worked in non-profit development and corporate community relations, writing grants, composing newsletters, managing campaigns, and creating marketing materials.
Reader Favorites by Linsay:
- 14 Best Types of Flowers for Graduation Gifts
- The Meaning and Symbolism of Bougainvillea Flowers
- 15 Best Types of Flowers to Gift to Friends
- The Best Soil Mix for Dracaena Marginata Plants
- 9 Amazing Uses and Benefits of Anthurium Plants
In the Media:
Linsay’s been featured in numerous media and press publications to date, including USA Today, Houston Chronicle, Sitterfied, Motley Fool, Trails Travel, Livestrong, San Francisco Chronicle/SF Gate, the Nest, Modern Mom, AZ Central, Global Post, Hidden Valley Ranch and Pureformance.com.
Other published work:
- Good Evergreen Trees to Plant in a Front Yard in Full Sun – SF Gate
- Physical, Social, Emotional & Intellectual Benefits of Outdoor Recreation – USA Today Network
- Helleborus Orientalis Planting Scheme – SF Gate
Awards & Recognitions:
Writer’s Choice Award – Demand Media
Linsay’s article “Extreme Shade Plants” on the topic of gardening in the shade received a $1,500 award in the Demand Media Writer’s Choice contest.
Women’s Studies Scholar – Western Washington University
Award for exceptional research and writing; project involved primary research into women’s status within the Whatcom County justice system.
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About Petal Republic
Petal Republic ® is a floristry, plant, and lifestyle city resource curated by a passionate team of horticulturists, floral & plant enthusiasts, budding designers, and intrepid urban gardeners. We’re committed to showcasing the best in floral and plant design, sharing our experience and recommendations on the best flowers and greenery for every occasion, season, and living environment, and spreading our love of the enchanting world of flowers and plants. Learn more about us and our editorial process, and our fundamental commitment to providing trustworthy content about flowers, plants, floristry, and floral occasions, produced by experts.