I am a freelance writer and editor specializing in education writing. I write regularly for Teachers College’s alumni magazine TC Today and Scholastic Administrator. Other recent publications include the Hechinger Report and Harvard's Ed Magazine. I have more than 25 years of experience as a reporter and writer with journalistic credits ranging from The New Yorker's Goings on About Town section to stringing for U.S. News & World Report. I have published personal essays in Newsday, Family Fun and Smithsonian as well as more than a dozen short stories. For more than fifteen years, I have also been a regular writer for inhouse publications at corporate clients including Bristol-Myers Squibb, Pfizer, American Express, Deloitte and Clairol. From 1997 until 2001, I was the editor and writer of Clairol's Beauty & Beyond Magazine.
Magazine - Large Consumer/National magazines
Newspaper - Local/Regional
Newsletter - Trade
Total Media Industry Experience
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Harvard's Ed Magazine (1-2), Hechinger Report (1-2), Scholastic Administrator (10+), Teacher's College Alumni Magazine (10+)
Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Bristol-Myers Squibb (10+), XMA Program, Teachers College (3-5)
Other Work History
I'm trained as a journalist and after spending two years as a reporter in Anniston, Alabama, and receiving a masters degree from Columbia School of Journalism, I freelanced in New York City from 1991 to 1997 for a wide variety of publications including The New York Times, U.S. News & World Report, Family Fun, Family.Com, the New York Law Journal, Black Enterprise, Barnard Alumnae Magazine, Working Woman and Women's Wire. My essays appeared in Newsday, Family Fun and Smithsonian.
Foreign Language Skills
Serviceable (conversational) french.
Have laptop, recording devices, notepads, sharpened pencils, pens. Ready to go.
In 1984, while working as a beat reporter at the Anniston Star in Anniston, Alabama, I shared an Associated Press First Place award in the category of news features. Scholastic nominated two of my 2012 stories for Neal and Folio Awards. My short story, "The Last Highway" made the list of notable stories for 2013 compiled by the storySouth Million Writers Award Committee.