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- More than 30 years’ experience with editing, writing, Web design, image and video editing, and marketing and communications in general
- Launched two magazines, created Web sites and trade shows, developed custom publications
- Skilled manager; supervised more than 10 in-house staff and dozens of freelancers
Communications Consultant (freelance)
Clients include Alliance for Pharmacy Compounding, Georgia Pharmacy Association, Revelation Pharma, and others
August 2022 to present
Communications Director, Alliance for Pharmacy Compounding
April 2017 to August 2022
Director of Communication, Georgia Pharmacy Association
August 2013 to March 2017
Editorial Director, Virginia Association of Realtors
April 2008 to August 2013
I created, wrote, and edited the magazine for Virginia’s 29,000 Realtors. I turned what was a throwaway association newsletter into the best-read real estate magazine in the state. I built and maintained the association’s website, and I wrote a crazy-popular daily blog (especially crazy considering it was about real estate).
Business and Technology Reporter, Times-World Communications
July 2004 to April 2008
I wrote daily news and feature stories on business, technology, and other subjects for ~90,000-circulation daily newspaper (the Roanoke Times) and later for the 60,000-circulation Blue Ridge Business Journal.
Columnist, USA Today
December 2003 through June 2007
As freelancer, I wrote a weekly column covering the effects of the latest news-making technologies.
Journals Editing Manager, American Chemical Society
July 2002 to March 2004
I supervised the editors and managed the production of eight prestigious scientific journals. I worked with scientists, editors, and production staff to publish Web-based and print versions of each journal.
Editor-in-Chief, National Underwriter’s Technology Decisions
February 1999 to May 2002
I launched and managed a monthly business-to-business magazine focusing on technology for the insurance industry. I planned issues, developed stories, cultivated business relationships, and helped create content and recruit speakers for the annual trade show.
Executive Editor, EarthWeb
September 1998 to February 1999
I supervised the editorial and production staff of Web-based magazine and resource for programmers and developers. I was responsible for editorial content in daily and weekly sections. (EarthWeb was an early victim of the dot-com crash.)
April 1994 to May 1998
As associate editor (later senior editor) of Internet World magazine, I helped launch what became the largest Internet magazine in the country. I was responsible for planning, assigning, editing, and sometimes writing the news section as well as features and columns; I created and produced the magazine’s first Web site. Supervised staff of five full-time employees and many freelancers.
Later, I relaunched the company’s Internet Shopper magazine, a bimonthly consumer print publication. I established editorial direction, organized content, and worked with in-house and freelance writers.
When the magazine was made Web-only, I became editor-in-chief of Mecklermedia’s flagship Web property, Internet.com, where I worked with design and development staff to re-invent it for a more technical audience — putting a greater focus on news, new technologies, and practical information for developers.
Staff Editor, Editorial Researcher, PC Magazine
March 1992 to April 1994
As researcher, I investigated computer hardware and software products for review and publication. When promoted to staff editor, I assisted with all aspects of story development including research, planning, and story focus; I edited content for style and accuracy as well as wrote articles and reviews.
- Editorial Assistant, State University of N.Y. College at Old Westbury; February 1991 to March 1992
- News Writer and Editorial Assistant, Wyckoff Heights Medical Center; February 1990 to February 1991
- Bachelor of Arts, State University of New York at Albany, Albany, N.Y. Dean’s List.
- Diploma, Stuyvesant High School, New York, N.Y.