1061 Russell St., Augusta, GA 30904
(706) 667-6146 phone/ (706) 714-2808 cell
A position as a senior writer or editor, either as a staff member or a valued partner, on a team of creative professionals who are passionate about serving their readers with excellence in innovative ways.
Freelance writer, editor and publications coordinator, January 1987-present. Writing and editing assignments from national and regional magazines; newspapers; book and newsletter publishers; websites; corporations; foundations; universities; governmental agencies and non-profit organizations.
Publishing credits include Consumers Digest, Working Mother, USA Weekend, Smart Business, AARP Bulletin, BobVila.com, Bankrate.com, InsuranceQuotes.com, HouseLogic.com and HousingZone.com. Corporate clients include Meredith Integrated Marketing, Habitat for Humanity International, World Vision and JM Family Enterprises.
Managing editor, Building Women, a quarterly magazine of the Professional Women in Building Council of the National Association of Home Builders, 2009-present. Responsible for writing cover profile, cover copy and TOC; editing all copy; managing copy, artwork and ads with art director; and proofing all pages using Acrobat Pro.
Senior editor, Cleaning & Restoration, the membership publication (10 issues annually) of the Restoration Industry Association, January 2011-present. Responsible for content and copy editing of all copy; writing cover lines, TOC copy, news and product briefs; securing photos; proofing all pages.
Senior editor, sales and marketing, BUILDER Magazine, official magazine of the National Association of Home Builders circulation monthly trade magazine in the nation, March 2004-February 2009. Responsible for magazine features, monthly departments, weekly Web features and Twitter updates. Also represented the magazine as a speaker and a judge for national industry events. Proficient in InCopy and Tridion content management systems.
Adjunct Lecturer, University of Georgia Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communications, spring semester 2004. Designed, wrote and taught curriculum for a section of basic news writing.
Acting features editor for the Athens Banner-Herald (maternity leave coverage), December 1999-March 2000. Oversaw for a 16-page weekly entertainment section, a six-page Sunday features section, and a monthly health feature. Responsibilities included supervising two staff writers and 14 freelance contributors, assigning and editing all articles, and planning and assigning photo coverage.
Editorial positions at South Florida daily newspapers, including the Miami Herald, the Boca Raton News and the Hollywood Sun-Tattler, January 1980 to December 1986.
Bachelor of Science in Journalism, University of Florida, December 1980
Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing candidate, Florida International University, 1997
Leadership Broward Class XII, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, 1993-94 (Class President)
Leadership Athens, Class of 2000-2001, Athens, GA
Gold Eddie Award, Folio:, Best Series of Articles, B to B, 2009
Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Awards
Finalist, best online article, 2009
National Association of Real Estate Editors National Journalism Award
Second place, best trade magazine coverage, 2007
American Society of Business Publication Editors National Editorial Awards, 2005-2007
Georgia Associated Press News Contest
First place, feature writing, 1999
American Cancer Society, Women of the Year honoree, 1996
Professional and community involvement
Member, American Society of Journalists and Authors
Member, National Association of Real Estate Editors
Member, American Society of Business Publication Editors
Online instructor, Writing for Trade Magazines, The Renegade Writer, 2008-2010
Speaker at writing industry conferences, 2003, 2005, 2009
Speaker/moderator, homebuilding industry conferences, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2008
Judge, National Association of Home Builders Sales and Marketing Council annual awards (The Nationals), 2004
Volunteer high school newspaper advisor, 2003-2004
Member, Oconee County School District communications committee, 2001-2003
Board member, public relations chair, Georgia Children's Chorus, 2000-2001
Board member, Leadership Broward Foundation, 1994-95
Board member, public relations chair, Habitat for Humanity of Broward Board chair, 1993-95; board secretary, 1992-93