Self-discipline & creative collaboration
Managing multiple projects at once is my forte. It has to be. Whether I'm working at my home office or meeting with a team of colleagues, I find I focus most sharply on the task at hand with the confidence that all of my other writing and editing jobs are in order, and everything is copacetic with my clients and coworkers. It's what also affords me the time to enjoy a great sail, hike through the woods, dive into a great book or writing of some creative fiction in my downtime.
I began my career at Harvard at its Law School's Negotiation Project before moving to the publications office at the Graduate School of Design. Within three years, I was a staff writer for the University's Office of News and Public Affairs. For details, refer to my Resume page.
Condé Nast / Fairchild Books
At Fairchild Books I developed more than 25 best-selling college textbooks in fashion, interior design, architecture, anthropology, history, psychology and marketing and merchandizing — including the Interior Design Educator's Council 2012 Book of the Year, Diversity in Design: Perspectives from the Non-Western World. For details, refer to my Resume page.
As managing editor of Boston Spirit magazine, I coordinate a team of writers to publish six print issues a year with a circulation of 20,000. I also write and edit articles and create several blog posts each week for its website. For details, refer to my Resume page.
As arts editor for the Provincetown Banner, I developed and maintained media relations within a thriving arts community across three towns, covering prestigious writing and visual arts colonies, schools and museums. I managed a team of more than a dozen staff and freelance writers as well as the website and social media networks. I also prepared scripts and recorded weekly news spots for the local and NPR radio stations. For details, refer to my Resume page.
I participate in the publication of instructional guides on a wide range of topics from growing Christmas tree farms to cultivating herbs for children's health, culinary skills to how to mulch and whiskey tasting advocates to teddy bear doctors.
Getting to know me
Taking our daysailer Delphina out on the Boston Harbor or navigating Somes Sound in Maine or Provincetown Bay is the best way I've found to recharge my creativity. Having made our home in Cambridge, Mass., on Cape Cod and in the heart of Manhattan two blocks off Times Square, my partner, the playwright Jim Dalglish, and I have settled in Quincy, Mass., where we're members of the Squantum Yacht Club.