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Natalie Topalian

"Word Slinger"

A way with words since ’93.

Ever since I joined the Writing Club in the second grade, I’ve been hooked on putting pen to paper. After years of consistently being the only girl in class to write more than the minimum requirement for any essay or research paper and loving it, I realized that this is probably something I’m meant to do with my life! I’ve dabbled in journaling, poetry, blogging, journalism, and then discovered the awesomeness of copywriting after signing on the Advertising and Public Relations program at GVSU. Uncountable words written, drafts composed, projects completed, sticky notes and ballpoint pens later, I’ve finally found myself in my favorite little building in Grand Rapids—The Image Shoppe! My goal is to clearly communicate each client’s brand with a little “oomph.”

Staff Particulars

Shelby Twp., MI

Challenge yourself to remain comfortably uncomfortable in one or two areas of your life— that’s when growth happens.

Writing Philosophy:
Three things to keep in mind: writing is easier said than done, never settle on a first draft, and know your homophones.

Tools of the Trade:
MacBook Pro, pen and paper, Post-Its,,

Writing (duh), Gilmore Girls, working out, drinking with my buds

‘Come on Eileen,’ 2006 hits, Van Morrison, etc.


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