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About Me

SKILLS

As a writer, I look through my clients' eyes to affirm, enliven, and strengthen their stories. As an editor, I amplify other writers' impact, smoothing their flow while preserving their unique voice. I've worked in the education, marketing, entertainment, and UE sectors with a toolkit that includes:

 

     • identifying narratives    • invention and strategy    • stylistic flexibility
     • line/content/developmental editing    • detail focus    • speed and efficiency
     • hands-on learning    • respect for deadlines    • active listening    • team spirit

 

 

EXPERIENCE

2019 (current): Copyeditor, Horoscope.com. Editing astrology-related articles and web copy for grammatical accuracy, consistency of tone, and clarity of ideas.

 

2019 - 2020: Copywriter/Editor, GreenCitizen. Upgraded web copy, developed blogs about sustainable living, and strategized about brand expansion for e-waste recycling company.

 

2019: Media Consultant, Center for Inspired Teaching. Created social media posts, newsletters, and blogs for educational nonprofit; editorial tone focused on positive messaging about engagement-based learning and educational equity.

 

2018 (current): Copywriter, SunSoft LLC. Writing user guide, developing web copy, and QA'ing in-app copy for personal productivity app developer.

 

2018: Developmental Editor, John Nicholas Gross (author). Reviewed and advised on late-stage draft of Prisoners in Paradise: Odyssey of an American Child Vagabond in Greece (Kindle Direct Publishing, 2019), a wild, compelling memoir.

 

2018: Writer, Sinegal Estate Winery. Contributed to small winery's repositioning campaign by crafting new voice for marketing emails.

 

2018: Editor, Dr. David Wise (author). Edited articles by National Center for Pelvic Pain Research's director to enhance reassuring message and health literacy focus about debilitating medical condition.

 

2017 (current): Freelance Blog Editor, Leoni Consulting Group, Cool Cat Teacher, and private clients. Working with authors of education-themed blogs to streamline and strengthen content on tight publishing schedules.

 

2017: Copywriter, Recommnded. Partnered with principal and designer in short, intensive iterative process to generate and refine web copy for video-focused HR start-up.

 

2017: Freelance Copyeditor, Brian Sztabnik (author). Proofed and advised on The Best Lesson Series: Writing: 15 Master Teachers Share What Works (Vol.2) (Talks With Teachers Media, 2018), a professional development book for English Language Arts teachers.

 

2014 - 2016: Editor, George Lucas Educational Foundation. Developed, edited, and produced blog and article content; fine-tuned Edutopia guest blogs by educators; shaped voice of increasingly popular Schools That Work feature; supported editorial needs across all teams. During this period, Edutopia.org sessions grew by 48% (from 2.3 million to 3.5 million).

 

2011 - 2014: Editorial Consultant, George Lucas Educational Foundation. Copyedited Edutopia blogs, communicated with bloggers, became integral to editorial process and was offered full-time position.

 

2011: Developmental Editor, Abe Feinberg (author). Consulted on, organized, and copyedited Every Child Left Behind: Public Ignorance is the School Administration's Best Friend (Xlibris, 2011; CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2014), a teacher's memoir/case study.

 

2004 - 2012: Script Writer/Editor/Producer and PR Writer, On the Path Productions. Edited interview transcripts into short radio format, audio magazine segments, and client podcasts. Produced multiple series of shows. Developed new health literacy content for "Life Love & Health" brand. Wrote and sent monthly newsletter and semi-monthly press releases.

 

Other clients and brands: Astrology.com/iVillage, CircumStance Design, Deloitte, Fox Interactive, High Voltage Interactive, Phoenix Pop Productions, Presage Software, Questus, Rushcube, The Astrologer.com, 3Com, and tribalmedia.

 

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EDUCATION

• BA in English Literature, UC Berkeley.

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