About

You can find my resume/CV here, and a list of my speaking engagements here. But if you prefer paragraphs to bullet points, read on, please.

Now

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.)

Then

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.

Evergreen

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.