Condé Nast,     New York   9/18  –  present Freelance Copy Editor  Edit copy for spelling, grammar, punctuation, formatting, and style on a freelance basis. Work on  Vanity Fair, GQ, Teen Vogue, Vogue, Bon Appétit, Architectural Digest, Wired  and  Condé Nast Traveler .

Condé Nast, New York
9/18 present
Freelance Copy Editor
Edit copy for spelling, grammar, punctuation, formatting, and style on a freelance basis. Work on Vanity Fair, GQ, Teen Vogue, Vogue, Bon Appétit, Architectural Digest, Wired and Condé Nast Traveler.

St. Martin’s Press,     New York   5/15  –  present Freelance Book Copy Editor and Proofreader  Edit copy for spelling,  grammar, punctuation, formatting, and style on a freelance basis. Work on everything from cookbooks to suspense novels. Typically work on 200- to 400-page books.

St. Martin’s Press, New York
5/15 present
Freelance Book Copy Editor and Proofreader
Edit copy for spelling,
grammar, punctuation, formatting, and style on a freelance basis. Work on everything from cookbooks to suspense novels. Typically work on 200- to 400-page books.

Oxford University Press Higher Education,  New York   2/09  –  present    Freelance Book Copy Editor  Edited 256-page college textbook  Exploring Biological Anthropology, First Edition.  Marked up text electronically and input codes. Edited all tables, artwork, appendixes, references, and table of contents, in addition to 16 chapters of text.

Oxford University Press
Higher Education,
New York
2/09 present
Freelance Book Copy Editor Edited 256-page college textbook Exploring Biological Anthropology, First Edition. Marked up text electronically and input codes. Edited all tables, artwork, appendixes, references, and table of contents, in addition to
16 chapters of text.

Good Housekeeping     (Hearst),  New York, circ. 5 million  10/11  –  4/18    Redbook, Woman's Day, Dr. Oz The Good Life  (Hearst)   1/17–4/18    Copy Editor  Edit copy for spelling, grammar, punctuation, formatting, and style. Work on two-person desk, editing every article from first read to contract proof (including promotional materials for  GH  books, such as  7 Years Younger,  a  New York Times  best seller). Input changes in InCopy and InDesign, working closely with the Research Institute and editorial, art, and photo departments on monthly deadlines. Run desk in copy chief’s absence (even during busy closes). Proofread iPad copy of every issue. Emphasis on  The Chicago Manual of Style  and  Words into Type.  Subject matter includes health, recipes and cooking, beauty, fashion, interior decorating, personal finance, celebrity profiles, short fiction, and essays.  Writer, Illustrator, and Public Speaker  Wrote 3,000-word recaps of the TV show  Mad Men  in weekly online column. Published illustration of Elizabeth Gilbert in the September 2015 issue. Modeled in  Good Housekeeping  and on the  TODAY  show. Initiated, reported and wrote articles in the December 2015, April 2016 and April 2017 issues and in March 2018 on the website. After my April 2017 article (an excerpt from my blog, myfatherslist.com), was interviewed on  CBS News ,  Inside Edition ,  Fox 5 NY  (live with Ernie Anastos),  Chasing News , and various radio programs and podcasts. Aevitas Creative Management is selling my memoir based on myfatherslist.com.

Good Housekeeping (Hearst), New York, circ. 5 million 10/11 4/18
Redbook, Woman's Day, Dr. Oz The Good Life (Hearst) 1/17–4/18
Copy Editor Edit copy for spelling, grammar, punctuation, formatting, and style. Work on two-person desk, editing every article from first read to contract proof (including promotional materials for GH books, such as 7 Years Younger, a New York Times best seller). Input changes in InCopy and InDesign, working closely with the Research Institute and editorial, art, and photo departments on monthly deadlines. Run desk in copy chief’s absence (even during busy closes). Proofread iPad copy of every issue. Emphasis on The Chicago Manual of Style and Words into Type. Subject matter includes health, recipes and cooking, beauty, fashion, interior decorating, personal finance, celebrity profiles, short fiction, and essays. Writer, Illustrator, and Public Speaker Wrote 3,000-word recaps of the TV show Mad Men in weekly online column. Published illustration of Elizabeth Gilbert in the September 2015 issue. Modeled in Good Housekeeping and on the TODAY show. Initiated, reported and wrote articles in the December 2015, April 2016 and April 2017 issues and in March 2018 on the website. After my April 2017 article (an excerpt from my blog, myfatherslist.com), was interviewed on CBS News, Inside Edition, Fox 5 NY (live with Ernie Anastos), Chasing News, and various radio programs and podcasts. Aevitas Creative Management is selling my memoir based on myfatherslist.com.

Monkeybicycle    Books,  Montclair, N.J., circ. 400  5/03  –  present    Copy Editor  Edit work of both established and novice authors in Monkeybicycle’s annual 200-page print edition. Monkeybicycle is one of the oldest primarily online literary journals, averaging 15,000 unique website visitors each month. Published a poem in  Monkeybicycle Issue Three,  an essay in  The Battered Suitcase  by Vagabondage Press, and humor writing in  Mountain Man Dance Moves: The McSweeney’s Book of Lists.   Nonfiction Web Editor  Select essays and humor pieces to be posted once a week on the Monkeybicycle website. Work with authors to prepare pieces for publication.

Monkeybicycle Books, Montclair, N.J., circ. 400
5/03 present
Copy Editor Edit work of both established and novice authors in Monkeybicycle’s annual 200-page print edition. Monkeybicycle is one of the oldest primarily online literary journals, averaging 15,000 unique website visitors each month. Published a poem in Monkeybicycle Issue Three, an essay in The Battered Suitcase by Vagabondage Press, and humor writing in Mountain Man Dance Moves: The McSweeney’s Book of Lists. Nonfiction Web Editor Select essays and
humor pieces to be posted once a week on the
Monkeybicycle website. Work with authors to prepare
pieces for publication.

OK  !    ( American Media, Inc.) , New York, circ. 800,000   5/09  –  10/11   Copy Chief  As only remaining copy editor after American Media purchase, trained, scheduled, and supervised 15 freelancers for four months. In addition to usual duties, read and shipped each story in its final pass and managed the copy desk. Filled in for managing editor in her absence (running editorial meetings and making sure all stories met deadlines). Recruited, hired, and trained two new copy editors.     Copy Editor  Edited copy for spelling, grammar, punctuation, formatting, and style. Read and fact-checked articles from first to final proofs, working closely with editorial, advertising, and legal staff on weekly deadlines. Applied corrections in InDesign. Shipped stories in supervisor’s absence. Wrote table of contents, website summaries, and weekly 3,000-word recaps of TV show  Lost  during its final season. Edited Web copy on WordPress CMS. Emphasis on  The Associated Press Stylebook  and knowledge of pop culture.

OK! (American Media, Inc.), New York, circ. 800,000
5/09 10/11
Copy Chief As only remaining copy editor after American Media purchase, trained, scheduled, and supervised 15 freelancers for four months. In addition to usual duties, read and shipped each story in its final pass and managed the copy desk. Filled in for managing editor in her absence (running editorial meetings and making sure all stories met deadlines). Recruited, hired, and trained two new copy editors.
Copy Editor Edited copy for spelling, grammar, punctuation, formatting, and style. Read and fact-checked articles from first to final proofs, working closely with editorial, advertising, and legal staff on weekly deadlines. Applied corrections in InDesign. Shipped stories in supervisor’s absence. Wrote table of contents, website summaries, and weekly 3,000-word recaps of TV show Lost during its final season. Edited Web copy on WordPress CMS. Emphasis on The Associated Press Stylebook and knowledge of pop culture.

Ladies’ Home Journal     (Meredith) , New York  circ. 4 million   12/08  –  1/09    Freelance Copy Editor  Edited copy for spelling,  grammar, punctuation, formatting, and sense. Input corrections into articles electronically. Worked closely with managing editor throughout production process.  Subject matter included health, financial advice,  entertainment/cover stories, “Can this marriage be saved?” and FOB pieces.

Ladies’ Home Journal (Meredith), New York
circ. 4 million
12/08 1/09
Freelance Copy Editor Edited copy for spelling,
grammar, punctuation, formatting, and sense. Input corrections into articles electronically. Worked closely
with managing editor throughout production process.
Subject matter included health, financial advice,
entertainment/cover stories, “Can this marriage be
saved?” and FOB pieces.

New York Spaces     (Wainscot Media),  New York circ. 102,000  10/08  –  11/08    Freelance Copy Editor  Edited copy of interior design magazine and Lillian August catalog. Flowed corrected text into Quark, meeting very tight deadlines. Subject matter included furnishings, art, and interior decor for upscale urbanites.

New York Spaces (Wainscot Media), New York circ. 102,000
10/08 11/08
Freelance Copy Editor Edited copy of interior design magazine and Lillian August catalog. Flowed corrected text into Quark, meeting very tight deadlines. Subject matter included furnishings, art, and interior decor for upscale urbanites.

More     (Meredith),  New York circ. 1.2 million  8/08  –  10/08    Freelance Fact-checker  Checked facts in feature articles, most notably financial news by  Today  show money coach Jean Chatzky, the editor’s letter by editor in chief Lesley Jane Seymour, the blog during the U.S. presidential election, and political essays by Naomi Wolf and Erica Jong.

More (Meredith), New York circ. 1.2 million
8/08 10/08
Freelance Fact-checker Checked facts in feature articles, most notably financial news by Today show money coach Jean Chatzky, the editor’s letter by editor in chief Lesley Jane Seymour, the blog during the
U.S. presidential election, and political essays by Naomi Wolf and
Erica Jong.

Greetings etc.     (Edgell Communications) , Randolph, NJ, circ. 20,000   1/08  –  5/08    Assistant Editor  Wrote about successful stationery companies and high-end stationery and gift trends in the official bimonthly magazine of the Greeting Card Association. Reported and wrote for  Selling Christmas Decorations,  a sister publication, and created all content for  Parties etc.,  another quarterly supplement. For each magazine, proofread final pages and wrote and proofread a monthly e-mailed newsletter. Attended industry trade shows and judged the annual National Party Retailing Awards in Las Vegas. Worked with editor-in-chief on article ideas, trend-spotting, and making industry contacts.


Greetings etc. (Edgell Communications),
Randolph, NJ, circ. 20,000
1/08 5/08
Assistant Editor Wrote about successful stationery companies and high-end stationery and gift trends in the official bimonthly magazine of the Greeting Card Association. Reported and wrote for Selling Christmas Decorations, a sister publication, and created all content for Parties etc., another quarterly supplement. For each magazine, proofread final pages and wrote and proofread a monthly
e-mailed newsletter. Attended industry trade shows and judged the annual National Party Retailing Awards in Las Vegas. Worked with editor-in-chief on article ideas, trend-spotting, and making industry contacts.

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins    (Wolters Kluwer Health) , Baltimore   9/06  –  6/07    Journal Production Editor  Managed work flow of five medical journals, on spinal disorders, fitness, sports science, foot surgery, and knee surgery. Proofread each journal for grammatical errors made by medical professionals, freelance copy editors, and printers. Served as a liaison for each journal's editorial office, authors, compositors, and printers (located internationally). Assigned work to freelance copy editors. Ensured that all stages of production met deadlines and acted as a general problem solver.

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
(Wolters Kluwer Health)
, Baltimore
9/06 6/07
Journal Production Editor Managed work flow of five medical journals, on spinal disorders, fitness, sports science, foot surgery, and knee surgery. Proofread each journal for grammatical errors made by medical professionals,
freelance copy editors, and printers. Served as a liaison for each journal's editorial office, authors, compositors,
and printers (located internationally). Assigned work to freelance
copy editors. Ensured that all
stages of production met deadlines
and acted as a general problem solver.

The Associated Press ,    New York   5/05  –  1/06    Editorial Assistant for the Business News Department  Reported and wrote international articles on oil and gas prices and the automobile industry. Assisted business news editors and reporters in a fast-paced newsroom, meeting hourly deadlines. Monitored incoming stories and news releases, compiled the  Wall Street Journal  digest and business news highlights daily, prepared weekly business news calendars, moved fixtures on currency and commodities trading, and updated stock prices in all business news stories. Answered Associated Press member phone calls and assisted with corrections and correspondence with reporters and public relations representatives.

The Associated Press, New York
5/05 1/06
Editorial Assistant for the Business News Department Reported and wrote international
articles on oil and gas prices and the automobile industry. Assisted business news editors and reporters in a fast-paced newsroom, meeting hourly deadlines. Monitored incoming stories and news releases, compiled the Wall Street Journal digest and
business news highlights daily, prepared weekly business news calendars, moved fixtures on
currency and commodities trading, and updated
stock prices in all business news stories.
Answered Associated Press member phone calls
and assisted with corrections and correspondence with reporters and public relations representatives.


Tango     (Tango Media) ,    New York, circ. 200,000  8/04  –  5/05 Freelance Fact-checker and Editorial Intern

Tango (Tango Media),
New York, circ. 200,000
8/04 5/05
Freelance Fact-checker and Editorial Intern


Art and Auction     (Louise Blouin Media) ,    New York, circ. 60,000  5/03  –  8/03 Editorial Intern

Art and Auction (Louise Blouin Media),
New York, circ. 60,000
5/03 8/03
Editorial Intern

Delaware Today     (Today Media) ,    Wilmington, DE, circ. 141,958  1/02  –  5/02  Editorial Intern

Delaware Today (Today Media),
Wilmington, DE, circ. 141,958
1/02 5/02
Editorial Intern

University of Delaware   ,  Newark, DE  Bachelor of Arts in English (Journalism concentration).  Graduation: May 2003. Worked two years as  City News Editor, Staff Reporter,  and  Staff Artist  for entirely student-run broadsheet  The Review  (circ. 16,000), one of the top five non-daily university newspapers in the nation in 1992, ’93, ’97, and ’99. Published more than 30 articles and 20 illustrations. Received an honorable mention for the Tilghman Journalistic Award in 2001.

University of Delaware, Newark, DE Bachelor of Arts in English (Journalism concentration). Graduation: May 2003. Worked two years as City News Editor, Staff Reporter, and Staff Artist for entirely student-run broadsheet The Review (circ. 16,000), one of the top five non-daily university newspapers in the nation in 1992, ’93, ’97, and ’99. Published more than 30 articles and 20 illustrations. Received an honorable mention for the Tilghman Journalistic Award in 2001.