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This 3,000-plus-word feature article (written under my maiden name) is an in-depth look at playground equipment trends, published by Recreation Management magazine, a national publication targeted to recreational facility owners and managers.
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An article about storing hard-to-story toys, published in the TimeOut Chicago Kids magazine and, with additional photos, on its website. For this, I interviewed a homeowner, an architect and two organizing experts.
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A Modern Mom contribution, published on the CVS website.
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One of several interviews I did after "Day Trips from Chicago" was published. This was for a popular PBS show called "Chicago Tonight." It also includes an online component.
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Theater review of an abridged version of "Joseph and the Amazing Technical Dreamcoat" for TimeOut Chicago Kids' blog.
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A piece for "Club Management" magazine, a publication of the Club Managers Association of America.
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The second first-edition book I wrote for Globe Pequot Press was published in January, 2012. It's an "Insiders' Guide to Chicago," aimed at visitors as well as people who are relocating to Chicago, so it includes everything from top pizza restaurants and shoe stores to what you need to know to own a car in Chicago.
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This piece was for Parents.com, a look back at pregnant celebrities and how they rated with the fashion police (i.e. mostly me!). It got a little backlash from readers, but it was really meant to be lighthearted and not snarky.
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An article from the Chicago Cooperator that discusses construction defects. In addition to research for this article, I interviewed the president of a management company, the owner of a building technology consultant company, the CEO and the president of an engineering consulting firm, and a principal in a law firm that focuses on real estate issues.
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A link to one of the articles I've written for the Cooperator family of magazines, which targets managers of condo, co-op and home owners' associations. This article covers the topic of green cleaning alternatives for building maintenance needs.
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This link takes you to the Amazon listing for a book I wrote, published in 2011 by Globe Pequot Press, titled "Day Trips from Chicago." It features 25 trips within a 3-hour drive of Chicago and covers more than 42 cities and towns within those drives. I created the outline, including making the decision on which 25 trips to include, as well as all the attractions, restaurants, and accommodations.
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About Me:
18 years of writing and editing for magazines, newspapers, marketing materials, books, social media, newsletters, and blogs

FREELANCE WRITING/EDITING EXPERIENCE (1994-Present)
- Author, “Insiders’ Guide to Chicago,” Globe Pequot Press, 1st edition; January, 2012
- Author, “Day Trips from Chicago,” Globe Pequot Press, 1st edition; June, 2011
- Broad content expertise includes property management business and law; events and destinations; health and fitness; parenting tips; food, arts and culture; women’s issues; lifestyle; and celebrity profiles
- Substantively edit websites, guide books, magazine articles, and custom publications
- Write regularly for magazines, websites, books and trade publications in a range of article formats, including reviews, full-length features, product...
Location
Chicago, Illinois, United States