Résumé

April 2003 – Present: Freelance writing and editing

Write and edit for several magazines, newspapers and websites about technology, entertainment and other subjects:

» PaperSpecs

» VMA Storyboard

» The Arizona Republic

» PC Magazine

» Rue Morgue magazine {clips

» Prime Living magazine

» Glass magazine

» Yahoo.com

» Anime Insider (defunct)

» bizAZ Magazine (defunct) {clips

February 2004 – July 2006: Associate Editor, Presstime magazine {clips

Wrote and edited cover, feature and department stories about the technology of newspaper production, print and online business strategies and other pieces for monthly, 60-plus page, four-color glossy magazine of the Newspaper Association of America. Other duties included:

» Assigning, editing and administrating freelance stories

» Coordinating magazine’s “Best Practices Awards,” including cover story, award plaque fabrication, publicity

» Managing staff writers

» Contribution of stories to NAA-related newsletters, daily convention reports and other materials.

May 1999 – 2003: USA TODAY {clips

2002-2003: Wrote weekly ‘Net New & Notable’ column featuring reviews of the best new and unusual Web sites, for print edition. Column also syndicated to more than 90 Gannett newspapers around the country.

2002: Assistant Technology editor for USATODAY.com.

2001-2002: Wrote weekly ‘Of Net Interest’ feature about the origins of unusual Web sites for print edition.

1999-2001: Contributed articles on emerging technologies, trends, product and software reviews, as well as reviews of the latest video games.

1999-2002: Content developer for USATODAY.com technology section.

» Wrote headlines and briefs.

» Edited copy from wire services and USA TODAY reporters for the Web site, often under “breaking news” conditions.

» Posted stories on the Web site.

» Helped design the look of individual Web pages.

» Worked extensively with Dreamweaver, Photoshop and other applications.

1997 – 1999: The Journal Newspapers

Covered local business and technology scenes, transportation issues, and handled general assignment reporting for family of five daily newspapers in the Washington D.C., suburbs.

1996 – 1998: British Television

Co-founded, wrote, edited and produced quarterly magazine, which featured interviews with the stars of British television shows popular in America (e.g. Monty Python’s Flying Circus, Are You Being Served). Publication was used as a pledge premium by PBS television stations around the country.

Books:

2008: 30 Years of British Television

2009: The New Horror Handbook

2010: The Gilmore Girls Companion

2013: Soap: The Inside Story of the Sitcom that Broke all the Rules