My résumé

[address and phone avail­able upon request]

Overview

  • More than 25 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

Experience

Communications Director, Georgia Pharmacy Association
August 2013 to present

Editorial Director, Virginia Association of Realtors
April 2008 to August 2013
I cre­at­ed, wrote, and edit­ed 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. I built and main­tained the asso­ci­a­tion’s web­site, and I wrote a crazy-pop­u­lar dai­ly blog (espe­cial­ly crazy con­sid­er­ing it was about real estate).

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.)

Mecklermedia
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.

Other experience

  • 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

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts, State University of New York at Albany, Albany, N.Y. Dean’s List.
  • Diploma, Stuyvesant High School, New York, N.Y.