Able to write virtually anything clearly, professionally, and with ease—from highly creative ad copy, articles, books, Web content, and scripts; to academic/technical/esoteric materials.
Extremely detail- and deadline-oriented editor/copy editor/proofreader for multiple platforms. Familiar with, and able to adapt to, various styles.
— Flexibility, accountability, and perseverance: Gives maximum effort; takes responsibility for decisions; and is able to adapt, adjust, and remain calm through challenging situations
— Problem-solving: Precise analysis of issues related to the workplace and personnel, coupled with the ability to creatively, efficiently, and tactfully implement solutions
— Strong organizational and leadership qualities: Particularly adept at planning and project/team management, as well as productive coordination between internal and external individuals; highly developed verbal communication skills
— Superb interpersonal relationships: Well respected by peers, employees, supervisors, fellow professionals
EDITORIAL DIRECTOR, Hay House, Inc., Carlsbad, CA. Editorial Department head for internationally renowned mind-body-spirit/transformational book/audio/video publishing company owned by best-selling author Louise L. Hay. Administered all aspects of editorial process from solicitation of product to project completion. Editor of numerous New York Times bestsellers, including those by Wayne Dyer, Ben Stein, Marianne Williamson, Neale Donald Walsch, and Cheryl Richardson; as well as ancillary products by Suze Orman, Tavis Smiley, Phil McGraw, and so on.
In addition to supervising the editing, copy editing, proofreading, and production of all books, CDs, DVDs, e-books, Vooks (video-enhanced books), and kits, also wrote all flap and cover copy and contributed content to company website. Supervised and managed in-house editorial team; as well as freelance editors and writers. Negotiated author contracts. Considerable interaction with design, marketing, publicity, and sales departments; as well as staff in Australia, India, South Africa, and UK offices.
(Jan. 1994–July 2011)
— Senior Editor. Book editor/copywriter, Hay House, Inc., Santa Monica, CA
(1989–1990); (freelanced 1990–1994, and currently)
COPYWRITER, Lintas, Inc., Los Angeles, CA. Copywriting and conceptualization of print/broadcast ad copy, marketing communications, direct mail pieces for prominent worldwide advertising agency with clients including Princess Cruises, Hilton, DirectTv, Chevrolet. (1993–1994)
CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS WRITER/EDITOR. Rothstein & Memsic, Inc., Los Angeles, CA. Writing of corporate/creative copy for clients including Health Net, MCA, Kerr, Los Angeles Times, SoCal Gas, UNOCAL. Editing/proofreading/desktop publishing. (1992–1993)
TV MARKET RESEARCH WRITER/ANALYST, R.A. Brilliant, Inc., Sherman Oaks, CA. Writing/editing of analyses of CBS-TV pilots for entertainment market research firm.
FREELANCE PRINT/BROADCAST JOURNALIST (1985–1988; and currently):
— Copywriter: MGM-Pathé, Paine & Associates, Clifford Gill & Associates, Oatmeal Studios, Fred Sands Realtors, American Banking Association, Adesso, etc.
— Editor/Copy Editor/Legal Proofreader/Photo Editor: Medallion Books, Ogilvy & Mather; Killion Court Reporters; Pircher, Nichols & Meeks; AdPrint Typography; Stock, Boston, etc.
— Entertainment Writer/Story Analyst/TV Pilot Research Analyst/Game-Show Writer: CBS-TV, NBC-TV, Pathé Films.
— On-Air Commentator/Columnist: “USA Today” (TV magazine show), Soap Opera Digest, San Diego Union, Los Angeles Reader, Santa Monica Evening Outlook, Publishers Weekly, American Enterprise Magazine, The Coast News, and more.
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE degree: Broadcasting and Film, Boston University School of Public Communication, Boston, MA. Minor course of study: Journalism/English Literature