Writing & Editing Skills   Writer and editor for national and local organizations websites, newsletters, program catalogues, brochures, articles, annual reports, direct mail letters, and other promotional materials; expert at condensing lengthy, dense documents into clear, concise pieces

Journalism Skills   Reporter for various New York City, DC, and Philadelphia websites, newspapers, and magazines on topics such as music, art, food, interviews, and community; website editing

Media Relations Skills   Press release writing for national, regional, and local nonprofits, as well as a New York City art gallery; developing media strategy

Additional Skills   Ability to meet deadlines; quick turnaround on projects; desktop publishing; fast learner on multiple subjects; ability to work with varied groups; talent to convey difficult or technical ideas simply; supervisory experience

 


Work Experience

Writer, Editor, and Media Consultant Freelance: May 2001 - Present

Writing, editing, and proofreading for variety of clients including: Fannie Mae Foundation, Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), American Foundation for the Blind (AFB), The Brooklyn Rail, freewilliamsburg.com, 11211 Magazine, billburg.com, Block Magazine, Chestnut Hill Local

Stay-at-home Dad Our House: October 2008 - Present

Playtime coordinator; Patience manager; Schedule overseer; Food preparer; Chauffeur; Crisis overter; Minor medical technician; Language, number, and color teacher; Moral and ethics instructor; Budget director

Marketing & Communications Specialist  AFS-USA Intercultural Programs: February 2004 -October 2005 / February 2007 - August 2009

Writing, editing, and proofreading of all external communications, including annual Program Catalog, collateral materials, mailings, brochures, and flyers; Coordination of media outreach, planning, and response; Development and implementation of departmental projects including marketing; Oversight of field and program support; Management of department staff; Strategic planning

 Communications Assistant The New York Community Trust: October 2005 - February 2007

Production manager for annual report, bi-monthly newsletter, quarterly lawyer newsletter, and donor bio brochures, includes writing, editing, proofing, working with designer and mailing house, obtaining releases, placing photos, and preparing mailing list; Update and maintain website; Design and layout brochures and invitations; Maintain department ledger and files

 Account Executive CooperKatz & Co.: May 2000 - May 2001

Writing press releases and media plans; pitching clients to media; writing newsletter articles for advertising association publication; Internet-based client research assessing competitive landscape for clients; presenting media strategy to potential clients

 Assistant Program Officer Local Initiatives Support Corp.: January 1999 - April 2000

Database oversight and coordination; Oversaw all office communication with nonprofits, government agencies, and foundations; development and running of conferences and seminars; writing, editing, and layout of nationally-distributed newsletter; compilation and distribution of listserv; managing interns and office

 Project Assistant Jones, Day, Reavis and Pogue: August 1995 - April 1998

Administering database and attorney product files; providing assistance to professional staff and attorneys with tasks as assigned


 Education

St. Mary's College of Maryland St. Mary's City, MD

1994 Bachelor of Arts, Political Science

Graduated with Honors, Cum Laude; G.P.A. 3.5