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
The Clothing Connection, Salem, MA, local nonprofit providing new clothes to children in the Salem Public Schools; co-founder and co-president, 2016-present
Carlton Innovation School, Salem, MA, Weekly Newsletter editor, 2012-present; Community Outreach Committee founder, member, 2014-present; Carlton Sun (newspaper) founder and instructor, 2012-2014
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