Freelance Writer, Editor, Designer & Publisher
ME, MYSELF AND I
I work as a freelance writer, editor, print and digital book editor, and web designer and consultant, and spend my free time tying to make people laugh on dimly lit stages all around Seattle (formerly NYC). It’s tough work, but I wouldn’t know any other way.
Content Creator & UX Academy Student
I write original design-focused feature stories for the Designlab blog and Medium channel, as well as a chronicle the student experience in the Designlab UX Academy part-time track in a blog series exploring the coursework, the field of UX design and related design topics.
Lead content strategy, creation & multimedia storytelling development for Webship Solutions, an agile digital agency startup specializing in web-based branding and digital account management for a fast-growing, multi-industry client base. Current roster includes local small businesses, artists and entrepreneurs, as well as large energy and technology companies.
Marketing & Client Services Specialist
CBRE Affordable Housing
Created custom content & multimedia marketing collateral for national client base, focusing on economic, technological and investment-based development surrounding the aordable housing market, while serving as client liason managing needs from research to execution. As part of the marketing and client services team, I also managed a redesign of our offering memorandum marketing collateral, keeping in line with corporate branding guidelines as well as creating a marketing brand guide and teaching internal workshops on design skills training and best practices.
Endless Picnic Films
Conduct investigative research and fact-check several film and documentary projects, including the 2014 Cannes nominated “Jodorowsky’s Dune.”
Endless Picnic Films
Assisted with production and post-production tasks on various documentary, commercial and narrative shoots, including Endless Picnic’s original web series, “Good Work, Johnson!”
Deena Levy Theatre Studio
Assisted prominent NYC acting teacher with various tasks, including designing marketing materials, managing web content and social media presence, bookkeeping, office management, student outreach and liaise, and stage managing showcases.
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 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.
Digital Media Assistant
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.