Freelance Writing & Editing
I have worked as a freelance writer and editor since 2005, and part-time long before that, providing top-quality article writing and editing. Clients include the Chicago Tribune, Chicago magazine, the Chicago Sun-Times, Baird & Warner Real Estate, and many national branded content clients.
Media Staff Experience
MSN News (news.msn.com)
Section Editor, 2012-2013
Worked on the launch team of MSN News as a wire editor, selecting, editing, formatting and posting stories to the site. Followed breaking daily news while working alongside other Microsoft editors, writers, video and photo editors. Focused on the Science & Technology and Pop Culture sections.
Chicago Tribune, Chicagoland Publishing Co.
Content Editor, 2003-2005
Developed, launched and edited Discover, a community magazine in 15 city and suburban markets. Wrote for other special sections such as CareerBuilder, Ultimate Address (real estate), Prime Time (senior lifestyles) and Education Today. Worked with national advertisers on custom sections.
Microsoft Chicago Sidewalk (now citysearch.com)
Content Editor, January 1998-September 1999
Worked pre and post launch on a 15,000-page online guide to Chicago, with entertainment, dining, recreation and culture. Developed a style guide for the site. Collaborated with producers on daily news.
Lerner Newspapers, Chicago
Copy Editor, 1996-1997
TravelAge magazine, Chicago
Associate Editor, 1994-1995
University of Chicago, Graduate School of Business (now Booth)
Associate Editor for alumni magazine and Photo Editor, 1992-1994
College Faculty Experience
Columbia College Chicago, Journalism Department
Faculty Member, Magazine Program Director, Student magazine advisor, 2001-2003
Directed the Magazine Program, which numbered 180 students. Supervised 21 part-time instructors, and taught journalism courses. Served as adviser of Echo, the award-winning student magazine. Adjunct Faculty Member, 1997-2000
DePaul University, Kellstadt Marketing Center
Professional Certificates in Marketing, Public Relations & Advertising, 2009
Northwestern University, Medill School of Journalism
Master of Science in Journalism, 1992
University of Michigan
Bachelor of Arts, Communication, 1987
Voters Not Politicians (pro-democracy, anti-gerrymandering and voting rights organization) volunteer & speaker
Therapaws of Michigan (therapy dog organization) board member
Humane Society of Huron Valley trainer of volunteers and dog walker
Burns Park Players theater group cast and crew member and board member
2010 - present
2010 - present