I have 13+ years of experience in publishing. I edit and write from my home in Pittsburgh, PA, for clients who need their ideas to reach the reader with depth, clarity, and polish.
I write for service, consumer, non-profit, arts, academic, journal, magazine, and entertainment media. My portfolio includes projects as varied as small-run flyers up to and including full-size magazines.
New School For Social Research
Master of Arts
2002 - 2005
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Bachelor of Arts
1993 - 1997
2001 - 2008
Editing/layout: for content, grammar, style, also layout in Quark and InDesign, 20+ columns and reviews monthly. Processed/edited: all text
and images, finalized all for release to prepress.
Proofing: bluelines for final release to printer. Scheduling: maintained schedules for regular (monthly) and special (biannual) issues with in-house
staff, contractors, and prepress.
Workflow: managed between editors, writers, production staff, and reviewees for editing and fact checking to arrive at final copy.
Wrote captions, decks, headlines, and TOC copy.
2006 - 2007
Managing Editor for 64-page exhibition catalogue (including 26 Essays and 16 Artist pages): Why I Ride: The Art of Bicycling in New York. Hired and supervised main graphic designer. Trafficked all copy and images with writers, artists, and designer. Proofed all for press.
Wrote Curator's Essay "Passionate Participation"
Co-Curator and Exhibition manager: 2006 - 2007. Why I Ride: The Art of Bicycling in New York. A 16-artist exhibition in two venues in Manhattan.
Graphic Designer: Created all flyers and posters for the project using Quark 6.5, Photoshop, and Illustrator, with content gathered in collaboration with other group members.
2005 - 2006
Editor/Graphic Designer: Helped edit and select submissions for publication. Designed flyers for special magazine events.
Link: A Critical Journal on the Arts in Baltimore
1996 - 2003
Chief Editor: Link 6 "Pilgrimage" Spring 2001. Developed concept, selected writers, assigned editors, and retained designer. Oversaw all copy, rights, and design/ production issues from proposals through final publication.
Publicist: 1999-2001. Worked with local and national media outlets (radio, print, and TV) to promotethe journal, its events, and the participating writers.
Reviews Editor: 1999-2001.Solicited and edited international, national, and local reviews and artist profiles.
Staff Writer: 1996-1999. Compiled news blurb section, "art.Link.letter." Researched and interviewed local institutions and artists.
Distribution Manager: 1996-1998. Set up initial distribution in regional and national bookstores and arts organizations. Secured national and international distribution with Tower Books and Records Fulfillment and bookkeeping for distribution accounts.
Institute for Learning Innovation
Special Assistant to the Director
1999 - 2001
Assistant Editor: Technical editing of compilation volume for style, voice, and flow. Contracted with free-lance editor.
Communications Coordinator: Ran in-house public relations division for regional and national professional development seminars and workshops with cost-saving management.
Board meetings: Scheduled meetings, kept and produced minutes for approval.