Communicating complex information well is what I do best. I specialize in covering employee benefits, human resources, health care, long-term care, and personal finances.
I have written extensively about trends, legislation and regulations on those topics. I take pride in reliably meeting deadlines and consistently crafting quality pieces.
I'm also a RYT200 yoga instructor, trained in vinyasa, ashtanga and yin yoga.
Personal experience gives me far-reaching knowledge of gymnastics, yoga, meditation, adoption, ballroom dancing, and dogs.
A versatile player, I can successfully deliver for daily newspapers, monthly magazines, electronic newsletters, frequently updated Web sites, white papers and corporate communications projects.
Magazine - Large Consumer/National magazines
Newspaper - Local/Regional
Newsletter - Trade
Total Media Industry Experience
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
AGD Impact magazine (3-5), USA Today Best Years (1-2), Employee Benefit Adviser (10+), Employee Benefit News (10+), InsuranceQuotes.com (6-10), Howard County Times (1-2), SHRM Online (3-5), Modern Distribution Management (6-10)
Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Wrike (10+), AARP (6-10), Ledermark (3-5)
Other Work History
I co-authored a book called "The Three Rs of Employee Benefits: Recruiting, Retention and Rewards." I have worked for Employee Benefit News, the Gazette (Montgomery County, Md.), Capital News Service, the Patriot-News (Harrisburg, Pa.) and the Sentinel (Carlisle, Pa.)
In addition, I have experience in editing and proofreading nonfiction books and corporate communications.
editing, note-taking and transcription, proofreading, voice recordings, page layout on InDesign and Quark
Quark, InDesign, WavePad, Pagemaker, HTML coding, Word, Outlook
laptop, digital camera, digital voice recorder, scanner, high-speed Internet, photo printer
Work Permits & Visas
available upon request
My coverage of a train wreck was part of a package that won the Gazette a first place award for breaking news from the Suburban Newspapers of America in 2002. It also was part of a package that won the Gazette a second-place award for spot news from the Maryland, Delaware, D.C. Press Association.
MediaBistro and Editorial Freelancers Association.