Extensive professional writing experience for print articles, website content and SEO (Search Engine Optimization.
News and feature writing; full-length magazine and news articles. I have written thousands of articles for multiple publications across the country.
Highly educated, experienced and knowledgeable SEO (search Engine Optimization) for websites; complete content writing on any and all topics. I have written the content for hundreds of websites, with prose and SEO always the focus.
Career news/article/content writer and editor; press releases and media communications professional; and writer for various other multiple mediums including websites, newsletters, blogs and events.
Editor, Community Newspapers and City Magazines
Patuxent Publishing Co. (Baltimore Sun Co.), Baltimore, MD; February 1999 to June 2003
Directed full staff of reporters and editorial assistants, assigning and editing news coverage and
stories for three weekly community newspapers, total circulation 60,000.
Directed and edited publication of full-color, glossy bi-monthly city magazine (Towson
Magazine), budgeting stories, artwork, advertising and layout.
Assistant Editor of full-color, glossy bi-monthly city magazine (Columbia Magazine), writing
stories and budgeting content.
Maintained and cultivated community presence to generate story ideas and improve content.
Assistant Managing Editor, Community Newspapers
Gazette Publishing (Washington Post Co.), Silver Spring, MD; September 1997 to February 1999
Assisted with production of 8 weekly community newspapers, including 4 start-up publications,
assigning stories, writing content and headlines, and paginating entire papers.
Worked directly with managing editors and reporters and to direct coverage, content and budgets.
Freelance Reporter, Community Newspapers
The Sun News (Cleveland Plain Dealer Co.), Cleveland, OH; August 2004 to December 2009
Reported on local community and government news and events, interviewing sources and writing news and feature articles for community newspapers covering Summit and Cuyahoga counties, including the communities of Sagamore Hills, Macedonia, Independence and Brecksville.
Communications Manager/Director of Production
BMA Media Group, Cleveland, OH; July 2004 to present
Write, edit and produce all print and electronic informational resources for multiple clients,
including, marketing communications pieces, magazine articles, newsletters and Social Media.
Develop, coordinate and execute comprehensive communications, marketing and recruiting
(members and students) campaigns for multiple clients ensuring integration of key messages.
Bachelor of Science, Communication/Journalism; The Ohio State University, March 1995
Bachelor of Arts, History; The Ohio State University, June 1992
Head Coach; Trinity High School Women’s Soccer Program (Garfield Heights, Ohio)
Co-Founder & Former President; The Ohio State University Alumni Club of Baltimore, Md.
COMPUTER & INTERNET CAPABILITIES
Possess thorough working knowledge of MS Office (Word and Excel), InDesign, PowerPoint, Web editing applications, Photoshop, Social Media Tools (including Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, etc.) and various other production programs.