Communicating complex information well is what I do best. I specialize in covering health care, human resources, personal finances, and employee benefits.
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, 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 (2), USA Today Best Years (1), Employee Benefit Adviser (4), Employee Benefit News (4), InsuranceQuotes.com (3)
Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Wrike (4), AARP (3), Ledermark (2)
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.
voice recordings, podcast editing, page layout on InDesign and Quark
Foreign Language Skills
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.