A versatile, artful and award-winning journalist, I've reported from four continents for national magazines. Specialties include human interest, science, the environment, entertainment, religion and crime. I'm also a veteran editor, known for transforming muddled manuscripts into models of vivid and well-structured prose.
Environment & Nature
Arts & Humanities
Magazine - Large Consumer/National magazines
Book Publishing Consumer
Total Media Industry Experience
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Parade (1-2), Reader's Digest (10+), Ladies' Home Journal (10+), Discover (6-10), USA Weekend (3-5), Prevention (3-5), LA Weekly (1-2), More (1-2), Mother Jones (1-2)
Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Aptel Research (3-5)
Other Work History
Have written for Discover, Elle, Esquire, Life, More, Mother Jones, Parents, Reader's Digest, Rolling Stone, Salon, Time, and other major publications.
* Reported from Tanzania, Russia, Colombia, Peru, Mexico, Iceland, and elsewhere.
Developmental editor on The Year of Learning Dangerously: Adventures in Homeschooling, by Quinn Cummings (Perigee, 2012).
West Coast Editor, Jan. 2008- June 2010
Senior Writer, 2007-2008
Wrote, assigned and edited stories. Beats: Human interest, science, crime, film, essays, Q&As.
Senior Editor, 2000-2003
Oversaw sections covering human interest, politics, education, medicine, literature, visual arts, environment, and family issues, as well as celebrity as-told-to features.
Senior Writer, 1995-1999
* Nominated for National Magazine Award for feature on Gulf War syndrome.
* Wrote internationally recognized cover story on conjoined Hensel twins.
Foreign Language Skills
Conversational Spanish and French
Word, Excel, Quark, InCopy, Lotus Notes
Available on request
Folio Eddie Award
E.T. Meredith Award for Creative Excellence
Wilbur Award for Religious Reporting
National Magazine Award Finalist
John Bartlow Martin Award for Public Interest Magazine Journalism
EDI Award, National Easter Seal Society
Pulitzer Traveling Fellowship