Over twenty years of writing and editing experience. Publishing credits include Seattle Weekly, The Seattle Times, New England Review, Seattle Cheap Eats, and MSN.com. Areas of expertise include arts and pop culture, books, television, movies, and lifestyles. Editing experience includes Atlantic Monthly internship, Seattle Weekly managing editor, intern at The Bent Agency (NYC) and freelance manuscript editor and consultant.
Freelance writer, Wetpaint.com, Seattle, WA. Reality television blogger, 2009-10
Freelance writer, MSN.com, Redmond, WA. Television writer, 2008-10
Freelance writer, Classical/pop music writer for The Seattle Times, BPNordstrom.com (fashion horoscopes), Amazon.com (book reviews), 2002-2007, ParentMap online (Halloween reads, 2013).
Intern, Bent Agency, NYC. Remote internship reading manuscripts and learning the business of agenting/acquiring clients. Specializing in YA, MG manuscripts. June 2015–December 2016.
Freelance editor and manuscript consultant: literary fiction of all genres, nonfiction/memoir, poetry, essays,
Freelance editor, WorkTank, Seattle, WA, 2005
Freelance editor, Restoration Books, Seattle, WA 2007
Editorial coordinator, www.igivingworld.com, Nassau, Bahamas, 2010
Managing Editor, Seattle Weekly, 1999-2002
Oversaw staff of 15 writers, editors, contributors, and interns for Seattle’s premiere weekly newspaper (circulation 106,000). Assigned and edited arts, culture, book, food sections, supplements/annual special issues. Wrote book, film, food, fine arts, lifestyle articles. Managed editorial arts/freelance budget. Also served as Assistant Managing Editor (1998-99), Associate Editor (1997-98), and Assistant Editor (1996-97). Awarded first place honors for special section/supplement editing and for arts writing/book review, 1998 by Washington Press Association.
Managing Editor and Senior Writer, International Figure Skating Magazine, Worcester, MA. 1995-1997
Edited 100-plus articles/month for expanding niche publication. Conducted interviews and wrote feature articles about developments affecting the international figure skating community; competition coverage; skater profiles; news briefs.
Editorial Production and Research Assistant, The Atlantic Monthly, Boston, MA, 1994-1996
Located information and transcribed interviews for nonfiction book by Atlantic Managing Editor Cullen Murphy (The Word According to Eve, Houghton Mifflin, 1998). Transferred manuscripts into galley format. Proofread and fact-checked articles and poems. Recommended/rejected fiction submissions. Wrote copy for “Almanac” section.
Patient Services Administrator, American Cancer Society, Massachusetts Division, 1992-1994
Oversaw private fund for low-income patients statewide to receive assistance. Reviewed applications and awarded financial aid. Directed and referred area social workers and hospitals to ACS patient resources. Delivered public education programs to schools and businesses. Directed local educators and patients to ACS resources. Recruited volunteers.
Additional Publishing Credits
Poems published in Beacon Street Review (1996), Comstock Review (1996); nonfiction in New England Review (Spring 1999); contributing writer, Seattle Cheap Eats (Sasquatch Books, 1999).
Emerson College, Boston, MA
MFA in Creative Writing (courses in fiction, poetry, writing instruction)
Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA
BA in Greek with English minor
Writer, Young Adult and Middle-Grade manuscripts in progress.
Member, Society for Children's Book Writers and Illustrators: Western WA Advisory Committee, 2012-present.
Volunteer, St. Joseph School, library. K-8 parochial school, Seattle, WA. 2007-2016.
Cooking, Indian food obsession.
Violist, Northwest Symphony Orchestra, 1998-2008.