Freelance Writer & Editor
ME, MYSELF AND I
I work as a freelance writer, editor, eBook editor and web designer and consultant, and spend my free time tying to make people laugh on dimly lit stages all around NYC. It’s tough work, but I wouldn’t know any other way.
I copy edited, fact checked and oversaw design items for publication in the upcoming winter/spring issue, and generally assisted in the implementation of a tight editing schedule to ensure production deadlines were met.
Assistant Media Manager
I assisted with data capture, management and logging of tapes, as well as equipment preparation during film shoots, and handled the implementation of various tasks during set-up, filming and post-production.
I assisted with filming and post-production tasks related to company productions and projects.
I transcribed tape, interviews and b-roll for numerous reality TV shows, assisting story producers in the editing process for each series.
XCONOMY.COM, SEATTLE BUREAU
As the assistant editor to the Seattle Bureau of Boston-based business news startup Xconomy.com, I pitched, researched and wrote features stories, breaking news and briefs on technology, business and economic news with local and regional ties.
QUEENANNEVIEW.COM (NEXT DOOR MEDIA)
I served as the editor, writer, photographer and web administrator of hyperlocal community news site QueenAnneView.com from 2009 to 2011, providing daily multimedia coverage of local issues, events, features & breaking news in Queen Anne, Seattle. During my tenure, I worked with news partner The Seattle Times on a pilot project partnering the local paper with hyperlocal publications around town to promote citywide multimedia projects and community-based coverage.
Social Media Director
RC STRATEGIES GROUP
I helped small businesses develop, implement and manage their social media-based online presence, as well as oversaw the RC Strategies Group online platform via company blog, Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn profiles.
I wrote monthly feature stories and reviews of Seattle-area restaurants, events, arts and culture subjects and local figures, regularly pitching stories, conducting research and interviews, fact checking copy, and assisting editorial staff in the production cycle and planning of future issues.
Web Development Administrator
AMERICAN PUBLIC MEDIA
I converted, edited and transcribed audio stories from APM’s Marketplace & Marketplace Money programs for online viewing using AP style and HTML editing, managing the web packaging of story copy, pictures/graphics and audio/video multimedia clips.
I managed and curated the DT’s daily online content and presided over the layout of dailytrojan.com, as well as spearhead multimedia development through ongoing blogs, podcasts, image galleries/photo essays and more.
Staff Writer, London Bureau
LOS ANGELES TIMES
I wrote news and feature stories for the Los Angeles Times’ foreign desk, “World” section. Additionally, I assisted the London bureau chief with interviews, research, editing and background reporting for various follow-up pieces.
LOS ANGELES TIMES
I assisted the LA Times Calendar and Metro sections with daily production needs, including collecting and distributing proofs from press to newsroom for final editing before printing.
I managed submissions under the DT Lifestyle desk, oversaw a team of staff writers and editors to assign, edit & develop stories. I also wrote a weekly Lifestyle column entitled “Dirty Laundry”.
SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS
I researched and reported news and features stories, as well as assisted with daily production duties.
ANNENBERG RADIO NEWS
I researched stories, conducted interviews and scripted news pieces, as well as cut sound bites and built audio story packages.
I served as the Design Director of the Daily Trojan, heading up the day-to-day design as we went to press, managing a staff of designers, and launching the paper’s 2006 redesign.
I researched and wrote stories for the Lifestyle & City sections, assisted in fact checking, copy editing and section design for the Features desk.
DEENA LEVY THEATRE STUDIO
I studied two-person scene performance for two years at the Deena Levy Theatre Studio, culminating in a professional showcase in June 2013.
Improv & Sketch Comedy Writing
UPRIGHT CITIZENS BRIGADE
After moving to New York in 2011, I began taking improv and sketch writing classes at the famed Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre
Print Journalism & Creative Writing
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
I earned a Bachelor’s Degree at the University of Southern California, where I double majored in Print Journalism at the Annenberg School for Communication, and Creative Writing. There I began my journalistic career, publishing in the Los Angeles Times, USC’s Daily Trojan, and the Santa Monica Daily Press before graduation.