Freelance Writer and Editor, 2000-Present
Publications include: AOL News, Boston Magazine, the Boston Globe, Dribbble's Courtside, Publishers Weekly, Spine Magazine, Bates Magazine, BookPage, Club Life Magazine, Creative Salem, Education Matters, ForeWord Reviews, Home & Garden, The Improper Bostonian, NC State Magazine, New England Film, New England Travel & Life, and Taste for Life.
Clients include: Brooklyn Academy of Music, EBSCO Publishing, Harvard University, Notch Interactive, Page Street Publishing, the Peabody Essex Museum, and TripAdvisor.
Spine Magazine, Contributor, 2016-Present
Write regular features on writers and writing process for Spine, magazine for and about book people.
Dribbble (Salem, MA), Writer, 2013-2015
Led transformation of occasional blog into online publication Courtside. Managed editorial calendar. Created and produced original content Monday-Thursday via Tumblr and in-house CMS. Helped launch Replay (circulation 40,000). Created and produced multiple article series. Promoted via social media channels including Twitter (136,000 followers) and Facebook (26,000 followers).
Dribbble series include:
• Design For - Designing for specific design niches. E.g., Design on a Can
• For the Win - How Dribbble helped further design careers. E.g., Murat Mutlu
• Moonlighting - Designers who spend a significant amount of time on other pursuits. E.g. Jim Forrest: Designer by Day, Composer by Night
• Pep Rally - A city's design scene, highlighted in advance of a Dribbble event. E.g., Pep Rally: Paris
• Shot Blocks - A block of shots around a theme. E.g., Shot Block: Blockbuster
• Spaced - A designer or agency's workspace. E.g., Spaced: Hoodzpah Design Co.
• User Friendly and The UX Files - UI and UX designers explain their approach to a project. E.g. The UX Files: Erik Kennedy
Dribbble (Salem, MA), Meetup Coordinator, 2013-2015
Helped coordinate/publicize Dribbble Meetups around the globe. In 2014, helped coordinate 125 Dribbble Meetups in 58 cities (24 countries). Dribbble Meetups 2014 were shortlisted for a Net Award - Grassroots Event of the Year.
Page Street Publishing (Salem, MA), Copyeditor and Proofreader, 2012-2016
Copyedit and proofread lifestyle books for publisher distributed by Macmillan.
AOL News (NY, NY), Writer, 2010-2011
Wrote quick-turnaround features (500-1,000 words in 2-3 hours) for “Good News." Circulation 1 million+.
South End News (Boston, MA), News and Features Editor, 2002-2004
Edited news/features section of weekly newspaper in Boston’s diverse South End. Circulation 16,000.
Boston Magazine (Boston, MA), Acting Research Editor, 2001; Writer (freelance), 2000-2005
Contributed articles and book reviews to Boston Magazine and ancillary publications. Oversaw research staff, ensuring article accuracy. Circulation 500,000.
Duke University Medical Center (Durham, NC), Senior PR Specialist, 1997-2000
Worked with publications department to promote medical staff and community outreach programs.
Professional and Volunteer Activities
Carlton Innovation School, Salem, MA, Weekly Newsletter editor, 2012-present; Community Outreach Committee founder, head, 2014-2015, member, 2014-present; PTO secretary 2013-2015, member 2012-present; Carlton Sun (newspaper) founder and instructor, 2012-2014
Clothing Connection, local charity providing new clothes to children who need them; Co-Founder, 2016-present
Longform Writers' Group, founder, 2016-present
Salem Education Foundation, Salem, MA, writer, 2013-present
Salem Writers’ Group, Salem, MA, member, 2013-present
Salem Recycles Book Swap, Salem, MA, volunteer, 2012-present
Salem Common Neighborhood Association, Salem, MA, events committee member, 2012-2013
Georgetown University, Washington, DC. MA, English
College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA. BA, English, anthropology minor