I'm the assistant editor for mixed martial arts coverage at USA Today and its award-winning website, MMAjunkie.com. I've been in the daily newspaper biz since 1997. My writing has appeared in USA Today, the Chicago Tribune, UFC Magazine, Shore Magazine, The Times of Northwest Indiana, the Canadian Press, Arizona Daily Star, Eugene Register-Guard and many more. Big and small, I've done it all: Writing. Editing. Print design. Proofreading. Idea generation. You know, the kind of stuff that you get good at while putting out 365 newspapers a year...
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I provide fast turnaround and the type of quality you'd expect from a certified journalist in the daily newspaper world. My projects range from ghost writing and editing books to back editing and proofing magazines to editing and designing new publications for senior citizens. Name a project, and my skill sets fit into it.
As a freelancer, my clients have included the UFC Magazine, Shore Magazine, Chicago Tribune, AOL, Heavy.com, Arizona Daily Star, Eugene Register-Guard, The Times of Northwest Indiana, Lee Enterprises, Region Sports Monthly, Fight! Magazine, The Southern Illinoisan, The (Arlington Heights, Ill.) Daily Herald, 50+Lifestyles magazine, the Times & Democrat (Orangeburg, S.C.), the American Society of Newspaper Editors, The American Editor magazine and many more.
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2012 - Present
Assistant editor for USA Today's MMA coverage and MMAjunkie.com, a five-time winner of the mixed martial arts "Media Source of the Year" award.
AOL FanHouse (MMAFighting.com)
2010 - 2011
Contracted mixed martial arts writer for MMA Fighting, one of the most respected and read MMA news sites online.
Director of Presentation and Visuals
2006 - 2010
Lead presentation, visual identity of newspaper with oversight of nwi.com Web site, speciality publications and magazines.
Bluff Media (Fight! Magazine)
2009 - 2009
Edit and proofread completed pages before the magazine goes to print.
2004 - 2006
Lead content overhaul and redesign of newspaper, which goes on to be named Newspaper of the Year by Suburban Newspapers of America.
Assistant Sports Editor
2001 - 2004
Lead staff of seven designers while helping run a staff of 30 sports employees on one of the Associated Press Sports Editors' most awarded daily sports sections in the country.