Writer, researcher, editor, producer and/or manager of more than 300 electronic media and print projects on topics ranging from hazardous waste, bioremediation, electronics and wild food, to children’s games, *********** parts, home nursing and migrant health. Credits include PBS, NPR, Veria Network, AT&T Information Systems, MCC, Motorola, NASA, Southern California Edison, the State of Texas, Southwest Educational Development Lab, Texas House of Representatives, University of Texas School of Nursing, 3M Corp.
2008-2010 Creator, head writer and co-producer, 20 half-hour episodes of the national television series Hot on the Trail!, airing on the Veria channel (218, DishNetwork) and Verizon FIOS; writer, seven half-hour episodes of the national television series Fun to Grow On, airing weekends on Veria; story editor and associate producer, six one-hour episodes of the television miniseries, Labor of Love, to be aired on Veria.
2004-2007 Freelance and contract researcher, writer, editor
2004 Executive Producer and Story Editor, award-winning theatrical feature Echoes of Innocence, produced by New World Pictures, national release.
2001-2004 Freelance and contract researcher, writer, editor
1998-2001 Senior Editor, Hoover’s, Inc., Austin, Texas; I was asked to manage a troubled team of 15 researchers, writers, and editors who wrote, updated, and edited--against strict deadlines--hundreds of business profiles for this business information firm’s website and publications; wrote and edited same. The team moved from last in deadlines, accuracy, and awards to first or second in all categories.
1994-1998 Freelance and contract researcher, writer, editor
1991-1993 Department Head, Origin Systems, a leading computer game company; I was asked to organize two creative departments and manage 35 writers and game designers; assisted in successful transitions through several changes in management structure, including the company’s purchase by Electronic Arts.
1989-1991 Speechwriter, author, video producer, the Texas General Land Office, Austin, Texas; special assistant to Commissioner Garry Mauro.
1978-1998 Adjunct Professor, The University of Texas at Austin and Austin Community College (both temporary, part-time); taught basic and advanced writing for electronic media, editing the work of 12-25 students each semester.