My background as a reporter, editor and copy editor equips me to produce clean, accurate, well-researched and well-written copy on any subject, and I'll meet your deadline. I'm a versatile career journalist with 27 years of experience at daily and weekly newspapers, monthly magazines and newsletters. I have written news and features for magazines, newspapers and newsletters. As a staff editor, I have assigned and edited staff and freelance articles. I have covered information technology; the pharmaceutical industry; human resources; business; management; education; healthcare; local, state and federal government; Capitol Hill; religion; and equestrian sports. I have a journalism degree and a master of fine arts in creative writing. I have published three short stories.
Magazine - Trade magazines/publications (B2B)
Newspaper - Local/Regional
Newsletter - Trade
Total Media Industry Experience
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Roll Call, Washington, D.C. (1-2)
Other Work History
Senior Editor, Advisor Today, Falls Church, Va.
Associate Editor, Light & Medium Truck magazine, Transport Topics Publishing Group, Alexandria, Va.
Editor, FDAnews, Falls Church, Va.
Associate Editor, HR Magazine, Alexandria, Va.
Assistant Managing Editor, Government Computer News, Washington, D.C.
Copy Editor, Atlantic Information Services, Washington, D.C.
Copy Editor, The Daily Press, Newport News, Va.
Assistant News Editor, The Herald, Rock Hill, S.C.
Editor, The Charlotte Leader, Charlotte, N.C.
Editor, Independent Publishing Company, Anderson, S.C.
Reporter, The Robesonian, Lumberton, N.C.
Adjunct English Instructor, Northern Virginia Community College
Desktop computer with Windows XP
Scanner, copier, photo-quality printer
MS Word, Windows
Digital audio recorder
Cell phone and land line
Amy Carlile, Deputy Managing Editor, Roll Call, Washington, D.C.
Steve Bates, Managing Editor, Society for Human Resource Management, Alexandria, Va.
Jon Byus, PostNewsweek Tech Media Group, Washington, D.C.
Kevin McCaney, Government Computer News, Washington, D.C.
Trudy Walsh, Senior Editor, Government Computer News
1999 Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Award
The Writers Center, Bethesda, Md.