I have more than 20 years of experience as a journalist, editor, university public information officer, and science writer. A full-time freelancer since 2004, my client list includes the Boston Globe, Science magazine, BioTechniques.com, American Archaeology magazine, Oncology Times, BrainWork, and magazines published by Sarah Lawrence College, Kenyon College, Denison University, and a number of other universities and colleges. Prior to my freelance work, I spent 13 years in higher education as a magazine editor, science writer, and public information officer for MIT, Ohio University and Ohio State University.
I offer a variety of communication services, including news and feature writing; editing; proofreading and copy editing; copy writing for advertising copy, and media relations consulting. I am proficient in a number of style guides, including Chicago Manual of Style, Associated Press, MLA, and AMA style. My writing skills include producing copy for print and online publications, news releases, and advertising copy. I have two decades of experience in writing about science and medicine for a general-interest audience. Having managed publications and media relations for two universities, I also provide consulting services to companies and universities interested in setting up new or overhauling existing communications offices.
Master of Science in journalism
University of Alabama
Bachelor of Arts in journalism
Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research
Assistant Director/Manager of Publications
2003 - 2004
Director of Research Communications
1996 - 2003
Ohio State University
Associate Editor, Science Writer
1994 - 1996
The Tuscaloosa News
1990 - 1994