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- More than 20 years editing, writing, and Web experience on business and technology publications
- Launched two magazines, created Web sites and trade shows, developed custom publications
- Skilled manager; supervised more than 10 in-house staff and dozens of freelancers
Communications Director, Georgia Pharmacist Association
August 2013 to present
Editorial Director, Virginia Association of Realtors
April 2008 to August 2013
I create, write, and edit the magazine for Virginia’s 29,000 Realtors. I turned what was a throwaway association newsletter into the best-read real estate magazine in the state. Today, I continue to develop the association’s online presence with content and the smart application of technology and social media.
Business and Technology Reporter, Times-World Communications
July 2004 to April 2008
I wrote daily news and feature stories on business, technology, and other subjects for ~90,000-circulation daily newspaper (the Roanoke Times) and later for the 60,000-circulation Blue Ridge Business Journal.
Columnist, USA Today
December 2003 through June 2007
As freelancer, I wrote a weekly column covering the effects of the latest news-making technologies.
Journals Editing Manager, American Chemical Society
July 2002 to March 2004
I supervised the editors and managed the production of eight prestigious scientific journals. I worked with scientists, editors, and production staff to publish Web-based and print versions of each journal.
Editor-in-Chief, National Underwriter’s Technology Decisions
February 1999 to May 2002
I launched and managed a monthly business-to-business magazine focusing on technology for the insurance industry. I planned issues, developed stories, cultivated business relationships, and helped create content and recruit speakers for the annual trade show.
Executive Editor, EarthWeb
September 1998 to February 1999
I supervised the editorial and production staff of Web-based magazine and resource for programmers and developers. I was responsible for editorial content in daily and weekly sections. (EarthWeb was an early victim of the dot-com crash.)
April 1994 to May 1998
As associate editor (later senior editor) of Internet World magazine, I helped launch what became the largest Internet magazine in the country. I was responsible for planning, assigning, editing, and sometimes writing the news section as well as features and columns; I created and produced the magazine’s first Web site. Supervised staff of five full-time employees and many freelancers.
Later, I relaunched the company’s Internet Shopper magazine, a bimonthly consumer print publication. I established editorial direction, organized content, and worked with in-house and freelance writers.
When the magazine was made Web-only, I became editor-in-chief of Mecklermedia’s flagship Web property, Internet.com, where I worked with design and development staff to re-invent it for a more technical audience — putting a greater focus on news, new technolgoies, and practical information for developers.
Staff Editor, Editorial Researcher, PC Magazine
March 1992 to April 1994
As researcher, I investigated computer hardware and software products for review and publication. When promoted to staff editor, I assisted with all aspects of story development including research, planning, and story focus; I edited content for style and accuracy as well as wrote articles and reviews.
- Editorial Assistant, State University of N.Y. College at Old Westbury; February 1991 to March 1992
- News Writer and Editorial Assistant, Wyckoff Heights Medical Center; February 1990 to February 1991
- Bachelor of Arts, State University of New York at Albany, Albany, N.Y. Dean’s List.
- Diploma, Stuyvesant High School, New York, N.Y.