If a fact-based article is what you need, my honed research skills and strict adherence to accuracy from being a journalist will come into play. If you want something more results-oriented to increase sales, my background in PR will deliver. And if a mixture of both is what you need, let me write your press release.
My successful career as a wordsmith has been varied and my experience runs the gamut from daily reportorial and feature articles as a just-the-facts journalist to persuasive sales-oriented writing as a public relations director. I pride myself on thoroughness, consistency and reliability and have exercised creative skills in a number of positions, including publicist, editor, reporter, feature writer, reviewer and columnist.
I have written copy for numerous websites, newspapers, press releases, brochures, newsletters and annual reports.
My work as a journalist has trained me for writing daily copy on tight deadlines.
As an online writer/editor, I have experience in SEO and filing stories through a content management system.
As a PR professional, I have produced entire magazines, including writing, editing, gathering visuals, proofreading and working with graphic designers to art direct covers and layout.
Bowling Green State University
Bachelor of Science in Journalism
1980 - 1984
2012 - 2012
Produce daily copy for various cities for growing national website.
2010 - 2011
Online editor and writer for a national news and city guide with websites throughout the United States. Produced content for several websites, including articles about events, attractions and businesses. The position included editing articles for other markets and optimizing them for search engine placement.
Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
Director of public relations
2003 - 2009
Served as spokesperson and member of the management team for a nationally recognized performing arts center. Developed and maintained media relations and press releases. Wrote, edited and directed production of the center’s publications, including Playbill, Ovations and Show Business magazines. Served as contact for public inquiries.
Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers
Treasure Coast entertainment editor
1998 - 2003
Planned, edited, wrote and coordinated visual elements for weekend entertainment section of three daily newspapers. Part of a three-person management team that oversaw the features department at The Stuart News. Coordinated free-lance writers for additional features and reviews. Other positions held include assistant features editor.
Vero Beach Press Journal
1994 - 1998
Chief contributor to special sections. Wrote diverse features on topics running the gamut from arts and entertainment to real estate for daily sections. Reviewed Equity and community theater productions as theater critic. Assisted in editing lifestyle sections.
1991 - 1994
Copywriter, translator for English Text Company, The Hague, The Netherlands.
Writer for Media Partners International, Amstelveen, The Netherlands, including features for the Holland Herald, KLM Airlines’ in-flight magazine, and Amsterdam The Magazine.
Wrote booklet for the Foundation for the Third European Youth Festival of Music, Utrecht, The Netherlands.
Wrote newsletter for corporate clients of Van Egmond Partners Public Relations, The Hague, The Netherlands.
Arts and entertainment writer
1984 - 1991
Wrote weekly arts column and weekly entertainment column, restaurant and theater reviews. Sole feature writer for weekly arts section. Also contributed hard news stories to local section. Additional positions included senior business reporter, home life writer, consumer HELP! columnist.