Health Media, Boulder, Colorado
Editor, Integrative Medicine: A Clinician’s Journal
Oversee all editorial
aspects of running a 25,000-circulation peer-reviewed medical journal
including developing editorial concepts, article solicitation, editing,
taking articles through peer review and the journal through production,
freelance and budget management; and working with the editor in chief,
board members, reviewers, the designer, freelancers, sales staff, and
sister publications. In 2007, brought the journal through a redesign.
Duties also include creating web content, producing bimonthly enewsletters
and advertising blasts, writing an introduction to the digital issue,
and representing the journal at various conferences and trade shows.
Was brought on board
directly after purchase to help organize, streamline, and redesign this
225,000-circulation consumer magazine. Position included writing, editing
and proofing on all articles; supervising graphics and design; blue
lines; web reproduction; and working with the advertising team. Areas
of specialty: nutrition, dietary supplements, and energy medicine.
Hain Celestial Group, Celestial Seasonings, Boulder, Colorado
Wrote or edited copy relating to Celestial Seasonings. Main projects
involved monthly website writing and updating (www.celestialseasonings.com)
and composing tea box copy for multitudes of new or revised SKUs (there
were almost 200 SKUs, including translations in 10 other languages).
Duties for selected SKUs included ascertaining FDA claims compliance
with R&D, soliciting authors to write essays and quotes or finding
published ones and researching their copyrights, writing about the tea
types and flavors, proofing standardized box information, and obtaining
language translations when necessary. Simultaneously, was responsible
for copy of magazine/newspaper press releases and ads, direct-mail brochures,
demo kits and promotions, in-store and publication coupons, and sell
sheets for the sales teams. Also produced copy for retail products,
including banners, calendars, puzzles and magnets. Other projects involved
conducting research for newspaper articles (articles were then written
by a hired agency), writing the annual report (about 14 editorial pages),
and composing speeches for the Guest Relations Manager.
Media, Natural Products Division, Boulder, Colorado
Editor, Nutrition Science News (NSN)
Directed all editorial aspects of running a $3.2 million trade magazine,
including budget control, spearheading new projects with the publisher,
providing editorial leadership and vision, and managing an editorial
and design staff of up to six. Position included writing, editing and
proofing on all articles, supervising graphics and design, blue lines,
web reproduction, and working with the advertising team. Also produced
monthly scientific modules for pharmacists’ continuing education
credit (CUs) and an annual article index. Trade duties entailed overseeing
a biannual conference tract on natural healing, serving as either spokes-
or chairperson for more than 30 tradeshows and conferences, and constant
interfacing with industry VIPs and advertisers.
Editor, Health & Nutrition Breakthroughs (HNB)
At the same time as running NSN (above), performed the same
duties for a 250,000-circulation consumer magazine. This magazine used
a majority of content from NSN, which had to be reworked for
a consumer format. HNB operated with an independent budget
and an additional staff of two to three. Interactions with the public
adjoined those with industry VIPs and advertisers.
Editor/Managing Editor, Nutrition Science News
Performed same functions of NSN executive editor (above), coordinating
all editorial aspects of running a start-up magazine: Developed editorial
concepts and found authors, crafted infrastructure for author interactions
(contracts, story guidelines, payment structures, editorial calendar,
etc.), and determined streamlined operations to facilitate the production
Editor, special inserts to Natural Foods Merchandiser
Responsible for the creation and production of NFM special
inserts, including the annual Herb Market Review, the spring
Sports Supplement and the fall Personal Care Handbook.
Along with regular NFM associate editor functions (below),
duties included writing or editing stories, choosing graphics, and following
the magazine through the production process.
Editor, Natural Foods Merchandiser
Wrote features, columns and news; worked with freelancers; coordinated
with graphic designers; helped to determine yearly editorial calendar;
networked with industry members; and attended tradeshows and conferences.
Washington Times Corporation, Washington, D.C.
Editor, The World & I Magazine
Coordinated all aspects of magazine editorial for various sections:
Planed themes and contracted with authors for articles, edited stories,
obtained photographs and other graphics, oversaw designers, tracked
production. Circulation: 40,000.
Times Journal Company, Springfield, Virginia
Alexandria Journal, Arlington Journal,
Fairfax Journal and Prince George’s Journal
Proofread and corrected reporter’s stories, wrote headlines and
cut lines, oversaw community reports and calendars, supervised designers,
and closed out the four newspapers by giving final approval and sending
them to press. Circulation: 330,000.
Editor, Alexandria Journal, Arlington Journal, Fairfax Journal,
Montgomery Journal and Prince George’s Journal
Wrote daily news summaries and features for the national and international
sections of these five county newspapers, including weekly health and
technology columns. Supervised designers. Circulation: 425,000.
Editor, Army Times, Navy Times, Air force Times and Defense
Researched and wrote hard news and features. Circulation: 315,000.
Indian Heritage Foundation, Falls Church, Virginia
Founded a newsletter for this multimillion-dollar nonprofit organization.
Tasks included writing hard news and features, creating layout and design
of an 8-page tabloid, contracting a graphic designer and printer, overseeing
publication, and supervising three photographers. Circulation: 200,000.
Digest, Branch Office, Washington, D.C.
Editor, Reader's Digest
Researched story proposals, including reference and bibliographic material,
contacts, and background information. Also wrote chronologies and prepared
comprehensive, analytical reports to be included in published stories.
Circulation in the millions.
Am currently editing a 300-page astrology book and working on several
websites and brochures.
for the Natural Products Industry including magazines such as Delicious!
Living (Penton Media) and HealthSmart Today (Impakt Health).
in Nelson, New Zealand, for authors and students
Operation Raleigh Expeditions™ in Alaska (sponsored by Prince
Charles, Great Britain)
Council for Exceptional Children (Alexandria, Va.), Gannett Radio Publications
(Roslyn, Va.), Defense News and Journal Life (The
Times Journal Company), and The Washington Times (The Washington
Hello magazine, an Indonesian English-language magazine for
(in Bandung, Central Java, Indonesia): Radio Rupublik Indonesia,
serving as an English news radio broadcaster; and Suara Merdeka
(an Indonesian national newspaper), serving as a foreign reporter
Award from the Society of Newspaper Design for competition in the category
“Regularly Appearing News Section.” (Seventh Annual Design
Competition; 300 newspapers submitted entries)
The National Journalism
Center, Washington, D.C.
•Educational seminars and internship
University of Virginia,
B.A., Political and Social Thought (Interdisciplinary major)
•Minor: German; Additional concentration: Economics
•A matriculated student; Instruction by Universitat professors
Have traveled two
or more times to six of the seven continents (sans Antarctica), visiting
select countries numerous times and totaling some 32 countries in all.
German and Indonesian