January 2011 to Present
Research, write, edit, proofread and manage production of print and electronic materials on risk management topics for company that insures schools, colleges and other educational institutions. Write, edit and manage production of promotional materials. Post content to company website. Ghostwrite blogs for CEO and other executives.
March 2008 to December 2010
Senior editor: Wrote and edited feature articles for 65,000-circulation monthly magazine for insurance and financial advisers. Solicited articles from industry experts and freelancers. Managed copy flow. Coordinated layout and design with art and production directors. Tracked page production. Proofread and edited galleys in InDesign. Covered conferences and trade events.
November 2005 to March 2008
Associate editor: Developed, assigned, wrote and edited news and features for 65,000-circulation monthly magazine for truck fleet managers. Helped develop art ideas and selected illustrations and photographs, and worked with production staff on layout and design. Managed copy flow. Helped produce weekly email newsletter. Updated website. Covered conferences and trade events.
November 2004 to November 2005
Developed, researched and wrote news stories for a biweekly newsletter covering the Food and Drug Administration's information technology initiatives for the pharmaceutical industry and for a daily newsletter covering all aspects of the FDA and the pharmaceutical industry.
Society for Human Resource Management
June 2001 to October 2004
Associate editor: Developed business magazine feature ideas, researched articles, assigned stories to freelancers, helped develop illustrations, edited stories and worked with production staff on layout and design for 200,000-circulation monthly for human resource professionals. Planned technology coverage. Selected books for review and compiled book review column. Attended conferences, covered meetings and wrote for other SHRM publications.
February 1999 to May 2001
managing editor/news: Managed two reporters who covered state and local governments for monthly newspaper, and four reporters who covered federal government for newspaper published 30 times per year. Both publications reported on government acquisition and application of information technology. Developed ideas for stories and art, assigned stories, edited copy, planned layouts-including section fronts-coordinating efforts with production/art staff and copy editors. Recruited, hired and trained reporters.
February 1997 to December 1998
Edited copy and coordinated production of weekly and biweekly health care management newsletters. Developed newsletter production schedules with editors and desktop specialists. Maintained company style guide. Proofread other company publications. Occasionally wrote stories.
March 1994 to June 1996
Edited copy and wrote headlines on PC; designed pages on Macintosh using QuarkXPress; selected and cropped photos; and worked with reporters, graphic artists and photographers. Pages handled included A1, color local section fronts, color business section fronts, inside pages, and daily and weekly business sections. Served as weekend local team leader, supervising other copy editors and page designers, performing slot duties and helping coordinate breaking news coverage for the 125,000-circulation Sunday edition.
Assistant news editor
1989 to 1994
started as copy editor): Edited local and wire service news and feature copy, and wrote headlines; designed page layouts for A1 and inside news pages on Macintosh with QuarkXPress; selected and cropped photos; supervised staff of five copy editors; planned work schedules for six copy editors; worked with reporters, photographers, editors and production staff.
1985 to 1989
started as reporter/copy editor): Wrote, assigned and edited local news and feature stories, selected photos and designed pages for award-winning weekly newspaper and a monthly tabloid; supervised production; managed staff of six reporters, two artists and two photographers; solicited guest columns; wrote columns; and planned special series and projects.
1983 to 1985
Supervised production of 30 special publications at local daily newspaper. Managed three copy editors and two editorial assistants.
Reporter, copy editor
1981 to 1983
Wrote news and feature stories for daily newspaper.
B.A. in Journalism
M.F.A. in creative writing