A CAREER IN WORDS AND IDEAS

 

  • Reported and wrote stories in university and nonprofit positions

  • Supervised reporters and freelancers for news and features departments at two newspapers 

  • Edited struggling interns, talented freelancers and brilliant staffers

  • Hired reporters and handled freelance budgets

  • Created new editorial products and special sections

  • Reported and wrote stories on food, health, sustainability, community

  • Aggregated wire copy into briefs and stories

  • Copy edited

  • Met deadlines -- without fail

  • Kept my cool and my sense of humor

TIMES AND PLACES

Currently

Freelance writer

Reporter-writer for University of  Colorado's Community Engagement, Design and Research Center

Lead reporter-writer for Trends report, Community Foundation Boulder County

2000-2016

Food and health editor, features editor supervising seven reporters and editors, reporter-writer:

The Daily Camera newspaper, Boulder, Colo.

 

1990-2000

Copy editor, wire editor, assistant editor supervising six reporters:

The Commercial Appeal newspaper, Memphis, Tenn. 

 

Previous:

Editor-writer for lumber trade publications

Freelance movie critic, Memphis Flyer

Bartender, server: various restaurants, Chicago

Teachers aide, working with autistic children, Memphis City Schools

 

EDUCATION

Master's in Journalism, Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University, 1984

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Memphis State University, 1974

 

OTHER STUFF I LOVE

Gardening: especially xeric flowers and heirloom tomatoes

Cooking and canning: Think Korean seafood pancakes (sustainable fish), vanilla chai pear butter

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