August 2008 to Present
I write articles on various topics such as politics, food and sports for this site.
Freelance Editor – oDesk
May 2009 to Present
My work experience at this freelance site includes writing press releases and editing manuscripts for businesses in retail, technology, and real estate. My latest work includes editing documents for banks, university professors and medical organizations such as the American Academy for Pain Management.
Book Editor, HowExpert Press
November 2011 to August 2013
I was a content editor and proofreader for how-to and fiction books. I edited books for lifestyle topics and fantasy, mild horror, and romance genres.
Writer at Demand Studios
December 2009 to January 2013
I wrote articles about a variety of subjects. I specialized in writing about business and technology, education, lifestyle issues and social issues. I also wrote about travel, and the publishing industry.
Book Editor at Symplifyd, Inc.
August 2011 to September 2011
I worked remotely as a book editor for a company that produces interactive picture books for children.
Reviewer – Webby Awards
October 31, 2007 to February 24, 2008
I reviewed web sites about medicine, fashion, politics, computer technology, and sports. I also reviewed sites for content accuracy, interactive content (social networking, e-mail communication, and chat), design, function, navigation, and structure.
University of Oregon, B.A., English; September 1988
Content Management Skills with cloud solutions such as Blogger, GoogleDocs, WordPress and Zoho.
Editing Skills with familiarity of Chicago, American Psychological Association and Associated Press styles.
Graphic Software Skills with LibreOffice Draw, a vector graphic and diagramming tool similar to Microsoft Visio. It can import PDFs and transform documents into image files and HTML formats. The software can also import .pub files and transform these to PDF or other formats. LibreOffice Impress is a PowerPoint equivalent to MS PowerPoint that can import and export MS PowerPoint formats.
Spreadsheet Skills with LibreOffice Calc, an open source spreadsheet application that can import and export Excel files.
Social Media Skills, with HootSuite and TweetDeck.
Programming Skills, with KompoZer. I use this HTML/XML editor to create basic HTML files and work with simple CSS.
Word Processing Skills with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint and Publisher) to create and edit documents. I also use open source software such as LibreOffice Writer that can import and export Microsoft Word formats such as .docx and .doc.