Freelance Writer and Editor (2004-Present)
Writing and editing work done for major social media and technology companies; copywriting and SEO work completed for big box retail chains, a real estate development company, and local fundraising events.
Director of Publications and Marketing, International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO)
Chicago, Illinois (2000-2003)
Responsible for the oversight of all publications, including monthly 4-color magazine, bimonthly subscription service, quarterly journal, and textbooks. Directed marketing efforts for annual conference, educational meetings, general association literature, and the promotion of industry publications.
Credit Reporter, Central Credit
Las Vegas, Nevada (1998-2000)
Provided credit histories for more than 300 gaming establishments in Las Vegas and around the world.
Director of Marketing, Medius IV
San Francisco, California (1995-1998)
Determined overall direction of business-to-business marketing efforts for this technology-focused multimedia company. Wrote company’s business plan.
Director of Editorial Services, Thomas P. Gohagan & Company
Chicago, Illinois (1994-1995)
Oversaw production and wrote all promotional materials for this educational travel firm.
Editor, Survival, International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS)
London, England (1991-1993)
Responsible for all publications-related issues with international political journal, Survival. Developed marketing strategy to attract new overseas members and sales, represented IISS at international conferences.
Director of Publications, Foreign Policy Institute, School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University
Washington, DC (1990-1991)
Oversight of all books, reports, and marketing materials. Supervised graduate student-run journal. Served as liaison with departmental directors for publications’ strategy.
Senior Editor, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
Washington, DC (1986-1990)
Responsible for multi-volume “Significant Issues Series.” Other work included supervising intern program, overseeing CSIS Annual Report, and working on publications catalog.
Education and Training
Stanford University, Mid-management Publishing Course for Books and Magazines
Palo Alto, California (1990)
George Washington University, Publications Specialist Program
Washington, DC (1989-1990)
Western Illinois University, BA in Political Science, graduate school coursework (1982-1983)
Macomb, Illinois (degree awarded 1982)
Oxford University, undergraduate work in Political Science at Worcester College in affiliation with the University of California-Berkeley
Oxford, England (1979, 1981)
Selected for Who’s Who in Media and Communications, 1998-1999 (San Francisco). Former member of World Affairs Council (San Francisco, Washington, DC), National Association of Female Executives (San Francisco), International Roundtable at San Francisco Chamber of Commerce. Former chairperson, CSIS Professional Women’s Group (Washington, DC); member of Washington Editors, Washington Book Publishers, and Asia Society.
Advanced use of both AP and Chicago Manual of Style editing techniques.