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Sherri Miles

Freelance Article Writer & Editor

Location:Boston, Massachusetts, United States
2 Skills
Award-winning editor and writer with 10 years experience developing and producing magazines, journals, websites, and marketing materials. Self-directed and entrepreneurial with a pioneering, quality-focused work ethic.


Freelance writing and editorial services
1/00 - present, full and part time
— magazine writing and editing, publishing across multiple platforms, research and reporting, project management, print and online marketing, multimedia storytelling, start-up projects.

Director of MassHealth Publications
Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Quincy, MA
3/13 - present
— oversee all functions in the Publications Unit; manage 15 staff members, including editors, designers, a business manager, and an assistant director; author reports and correspondence; ensure the promulgation of MassHealth regulations; project annual publications budget; create models and templates; and perform quality control on all publications.

Director of Communications
Editor, Arts & Sciences magazine
College of Arts and Sciences, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL
1/11 - 7/11
— produced biannual magazine of the College of Arts and Sciences; hired freelance writer, photographers, and copyeditor; selected printer and designer; managed production, distribution, marketing and social media; wrote dean’s blog, proposals for advancement, magazine articles and web site news stories.

Director of Communications
Founding Editor-in-Chief, Suffolk Arts+Sciences magazine
College of Arts and Sciences, Suffolk University, Boston, MA
6/06 - 12/10
— launched Suffolk Arts+Sciences magazine in 2007, an 80-page full-color annual publication; selected photographers, writers, artists, and production vendors; collaborated with creative director/designer; determined content, assigned articles and photography; edited submissions; managed magazine content across multiple platforms, including web pages, blog, digital editions (nxtbook,, and facebook
— put Suffolk University and Suffolk Arts+Sciences magazine on the map, with the first three issues of the magazine winning 20 national editorial and design awards
— developed strategic print and online marketing plans; managed budgets; supervised communications team, interns, graduate fellows and work-study students; wrote news stories; created and maintained web site, blogs, twitter and facebook pages

Writer-Editor > Senior Writer-Editor > Publications Manager
The Education Alliance at Brown University, Providence, RI
12/01 - 3/06
— wrote education articles for web site, journals, magazines, and trade publications; edited research papers, reports, books, and tools for educators and policy makers
— received two promotions; chosen by peers and upper management to lead the publications team during the final year of the US Department of Education grant-funded program
— supervised staff, including five writer/editors, two designers, and freelance professionals

Communications Specialist
Office of University Relations, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT
9/00 - 3/01
— wrote press releases, web content, and news articles; developed network of print, radio, and television media connections for placing stories

Managing Editor
Tupelo Press, Walpole, NH
10/99 - 4/00
— managed branding efforts for start up independent press, including logo and web design; wrote web copy; administered writing competitions; solicited writers; acquired and edited manuscripts

Editor, Whole Terrain journal
Antioch University, Keene, NH
8/97 - 6/01
— managed editorial, marketing, distribution, and production of annual journal as independent graduate student practicum; produced Volume 7 1998-99: Transience, Permanence and Commitment, and Volume 8 1999-2000: Legacy and Posterity; shaped issues around themes; acquired submissions from new and established writers; selected and edited manuscripts; conducted interviews; wrote ‘from the editor’ introductions
— created layout for each 72-page issue
— first editor to create promotional materials for marketing the journal, including brochures, posters, ads, letterhead, logo, business cards, and media kit
— only student to be hired into a second term as editor, and to guest edit a third volume after graduating


Graduate Certificate, Publishing, Emerson College, Boston, MA, 2003
Master of Science, Environmental Studies & Communications, Antioch University, Keene, NH, 2000
Bachelor of Arts, Environmental Studies/Writing & Literature, Naropa University, Boulder, CO, 1995
Study Abroad, Schumacher College International Centre for Ecological Studies, Devon, England, 1994
Journalism, Long Island University, C.W. Post Campus, Brookville, NY, 1986


— Webinar panelist for University Business and Nxtbook Media: Digital Viewbooks, Alumni Magazines and More, 2010; Going Digital with Publications, 2011; Freed From the Digital Divide, 2012
— Awards Judge: Society for National Association Publications, 2009; FOLIO, 2010
— Adjunct Journalism Instructor: Suffolk University Communication & Journalism Department, Boston, MA, 2008, 2009
— Adjunct Science Instructor: Bristol Community College, New Bedford, MA, 2007


For Suffolk Arts+Sciences magazine, issues ENCORE, JOURNEY, and IMAGINE:
— FOLIO: Gold EDDIE (Editorial) 2008, 2009, 2010; Silver EDDIE 2010; Bronze EDDIE 2010; Silver OZZIE (Design), 2009; Bronze OZZIE 2008
— Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) Bronze Award, 2009
— Society of National Association Publications (SNAP) Bronze EXCEL 2009; Gold EXCEL, 2008; EXCEL EXTRA! 2008
— Association of Educational Publishers (AEP) Beacon Award, 2009; Distinguished Achievement Award, 2009
— Apex Award of Excellence, 2008
— Graphic Design USA American Graphic Design Award, 2009, 2010
— MIN Online Editorial & Design Award, and Honorable Mention, 2010
Skills (2) Rating
Article Writing