About Me

no nightlights smiling girl in red shirtHi! I’m Kyra Sutherland. Nope, not K-eye-ra. It’s K-ear-a. 🙂

I’m a BYU public relations graduate who’s been writing since forever. Only recently did I discover that I love researching and trying new things before writing about them. It turns out experience is the best teacher. Who knew??

When I’m not freelance writing, my life is filled with being a mom to three little boys and trying my hand at backyard gardening and amateur DIY projects. I love to cook when I’m not pressured, read when I am pressured, and watch movies and eat ice cream in between. To learn more about me you can read some of my posts that focus more on tips and experiences I’ve felt I should share.

Below you’ll find my resume, writing samples, and some design projects. If you’re interested, I would love to work with you! Click here to send me a message.


Resume | NoNightlights.com

Writing Samples

Bounteous.com – The Power of Customizing Adobe Workfront Requests
I contributed several paragraphs to, and helped edit, this technical article for a friend. (Note: There are still many things I would change, but I didn’t get a final say. Ha!)

OnlineMastersDegrees.org – Best Masters in Public Administration (MPA) Online Programs
This article is one of the many education-focused articles I’ve written as a freelance writer in the past four years. This one required a lot of research and an email interview with a professional.

BestValueSchools.org – The 25 Best Online Colleges in Massachusetts
I wrote this article and many others like it during an internship in the middle of my senior year of college. I was responsible for research, writing quality content, and SEO optimization.

ILovePets.com – French Bulldogs
I wrote a few articles for this website over the last part of 2017 during my senior year of college. I was responsible for research, writing quality content, finding good-quality photographs we could use, and SEO optimization.

BYU School of Communications – Reporting On Our Newest News Media Professor: Miles Romney
I wrote this article as a senior in college. I was responsible for setting up the interview, recording it, and writing the article under deadline.

The Odyssey Online – To My Husband
I wrote this article while I was part of the BYU Odyssey Online chapter during my junior year of college. Of all the BYU articles posted that week this article received the most shares.

Design Samples

I created this infographic for the 2018 IPR national competition, and it won 2nd place.

IPR infographic 2018

These are magazine spreads that I created in Adobe InDesign from an article I was given. Click the picture to bring up each spread.

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