I am a content specialist with more than 20 years of professional experience writing and editing for both digital and print publications. I have extensive experience writing about music for The Village Voice, The Big Takeover, Paste, and other publications, and have published my own music webzine, The Agit Reader (agitreader.com), for 10 years. Having worked for websites DealNews and TechRadar, I also have expertise covering internet retail and deals, with a specialization in consumer tech.
Skills and Abilities
Content Creation and Management
Whether working as a newspaper editor or in the marketing department of an architectural firm, I have combined graphic and editorial expertise to create content. I’m comfortable using content management systems such as WordPress and know basic HTML and Photoshop. I am currently expanding my expertise by getting my MA in Digital Media.
I have more than two decades worth of experience editing both print and digital publications ranging from book-length nonfiction to blogs. I am knowledgeable of AP and Chicago styles, and am skilled at managing writers and retaining their voices while honing their contributions.
I have more than 20 years of professional experience contributing to national and regional publications. Areas of expertise include music and internet retail and deals.
The Agit Reader, Editor (2008 to present)
Designed and launched weekly music webzine. Edit and publish content while writing a large portion of the site’s material, which includes artist interviews and reviews of albums, books, and concerts. Also promote the webzine through social media and special events.
Almost Ready Records, Brooklyn, NY—Assistant Manager and Publicist (2018–19)
Manned retail location, selling and buying new and used records and placing orders for stock, while publicizing record label’s artists and releases by writing and distributing press releases and creating and uploading social media content.
DealNews, New York, NY—Flat Fee Deals Editor (2018–19)
Vetted flat fee deals, prepared deals for publication, corresponded with vendors, and wrote copy.
TechRadar, New York, NY—U.S. Deals Editor (2018)
Led ecommerce efforts in the U.S. by creating and maintaining deal pages and optimizing content for SEO and monetization.
DealNews, New York, NY—Senior Features Writer (2016–18)
Wrote features on consumer news and related topics, composed buying guides and weekly roundups of top HDTV and laptop deals, tracked price trends, and generated daily marketing emails.
DealNews, New York, NY—Staff Writer (2013–15)
Wrote multiple posts on noteworthy sales and internet shopping deals daily.
LimeWire, New York, NY—Staff Writer (2010)
Responsible for writing features on artists and labels, as well as album reviews, for LimeWire store, and news stories, Daily Pulp and other articles for LimeWire blog.
Columbus Alive, Columbus, OH—Music Editor (2002–06)
Responsible for the music section of Columbus’ weekly arts and entertainment newspaper, I oversaw a roster of freelance writers and interns to generate features, concert previews and reviews, CD reviews and music news items, while writing much of the section myself. Also coordinated the production of a local music CD each year, organized events to launch special issues, and appeared on radio programs and at special events to help promote the paper.
DesignGroup, Columbus, OH—Visualization Coordinator (2000–02)
Responsibilities included generating graphic materials for proposals, interviews and other marketing purposes; creating interview presentations; proofreading proposals; overseeing and writing content for company website; coordinating and organizing project photography; acting as a liaison with public relations consultant; and facilitating award submissions.
DesignGroup, Columbus, OH—Marketing Assistant (1999–2000)
Responsibilities included generating proposals, maintaining consultant files, tracking prospective projects, coordinating the marketing principal’s networking efforts, and updating staff resumes.
Allegro Corporation, Portland, OR—Executive Assistant (1997–98)
Coordinated the production of video line, facilitated label submission review process, generated licensing contracts, wrote and edited package copy, and researched special markets.
Freelance Writer (1997 to present)
Publications include The Village Voice, CMJ New Music Monthly, Paste, The Big Takeover, Willamette Week, The Other Paper, Columbus Alive, and Columbus Monthly.
Michael Friedman Publishing, New York, NY—Associate Editor (1995–97)
Responsibilities included hiring authors; line-editing manuscripts; proofreading galleys and ozalids; writing flap copy and book proposals; coordinating the production of books with design, photographic, and production personnel; and overseeing the Life, Times & Music Series, a series of book and CD packages done in collaboration with Sony Music.
London Metropolitan University (in progress to graduate 2020)
MA in Digital Media
New York University (graduated 1994)
Bachelor of Arts in English