I've recently returned to consulting (and to the US) after three years living in London and working in publishing across the UK and continental Europe. I work from Chicago most of the time but travel extensively for business.
I volunteer as co-chair of the Community Engagement Committee for the Society for Scholarly Publishing, a US-based non-profit group for the scholarly and academic publishing industry. The CEC runs multiple educational and networking regional events in the US and Europe.
- (If you're interested in helping me build a Chicago-based events team, do let me know.)
For four years (2015-19) I was Manager of Publisher Relations for the Web of Science Group of Clarivate Analytics, the former IP & Science business of Thomson Reuters. Based in Clarivate's London office since 2016 (and in its Philadelphia office prior), I coordinated content and communication strategy for a variety of products and services, including the Web of Science and the Journal Citation Reports, which publishes the Journal Impact Factor.
- (If you'd like to talk about WoS editorial and indexing practices or JIF, drop me a note.)
In this role I gave frequent presentations to STM publishers, both virtually and in person at publishers' offices and industry events; some of my public talks are collected on SlideShare.
In 2011 I founded Smarter Learning, a company providing a variety of publishing and consulting services. Smarter Learning also created mobile apps for the trade and educational markets.
Prior to that I worked in a number of publishing and media roles: as a newspaper reporter and editor; a freelance writer and editor; a commissioning (acquisitions) editor for medical textbooks; and a consultant, employee, and cofounder of publishing startups.
When not working, I'm figuring out my new hometown of Chicago; traveling throughout the US and Europe; or trying my hand at various stringed instruments, most recently this one.