More than a decade of professional experience as a writer, editor, and marketing specialist.
Author of more than 100 articles in dozens of magazines and newspapers, as well as numerous technical documents and online training guides for government agencies.
Served as both a staff and freelance editor for numerous industries.
Developed both print and Web content for clients in various industries ranging from financial institutions to medical equipment.
Freelance Writer and Editor
Wrote and edited for both print and electronic media for numerous market sectors, including magazine publishing; marketing/economic development; manufacturing; medical equipment; financial; construction; contract elicitation; and lifestyle and entertainment. Projects have included feature articles for both national and regional magazines and newspapers, Web site content, government contracts, new-product brochures and product descriptions.
Charleston, SC (Headquartered in Alexandria, VA)
Senior Technical Writer / Editor (Clearance Level: SECRET)
Government contractor assigned to the Department of Navy Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic (SPAWARSYSCEN Atlantic) on a major enterprise computer program being developed for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
June 2006-March 2009
Managed editorial content for various departments, including homes, food and wine, business, outdoors, natural history and neighborhoods. Scouted and planned stories for departments under my responsibility and assigned stories to freelance writers.
June 2006-June 2008
Writing and editing assignments included features and columns for subjects ranging from food to outdoors to business to the arts. Oversaw editorial internship program.
Southern Progress Corporation (A Division of Time-Warner)
March 2003-September 2005
Copy Chief, Southern Accents and Entree magazines
Managed copy desk for an international shelter magazine (Southern Accents) with circulation of more than 2.6 million as well as a lifestyle-and-entertainment magazine (Entree) custom published for Neiman Marcus. Also managed the magazine's editorial internship program.
March 2001-March 2002
Managing Editor, Construction Site News
Managed all editorial operations for national B2B trade magazine serving the construction industry with nationwide circulation of 33 thousand.
The University of Virginia
January 2000-December 2000
Graduate Instructor Fall Term, 2000
ENSP 106, Public Speaking and Forms of Rhetoric
Teaching Assistant Spring Term, 2000
ENMD 326, Chaucer and the Visual Arts