Volunteer Projects

  • Public Relations Committee member for the 2010 and 2011 Broward Library Literary Feast.  • Tutored at-risk youth in Broward County with the PS Youth Outreach Center.  • Wrote and researched funding sources for grant to refurbish blighted homes in order  to create affordable housing in Miami-Dade County.  • Co-directed The Miami Herald Wish Book charity project, which raises approximately $300,000 annually for South Florida residents in need.  

Technical/Multimedia Skills

* Microsoft Office, Outlook and Macintosh programs * Audio and video editing tools Audacity and Soundslides * Media and Total Control content management systems * Light Adobe Photoshop and ImageReady CS * Familiar with Web 2.0 technologies * Collaboration with radio and TV partners

Active Member of Social Media Community

* Established member of social media networks including LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, FriendFeed and YouTube.


* Wrote breaking news stories, government reports and press releases at four media and professional organizations including The Miami Herald and law firm Colodny, Fass, Talenfeld, Karlinsky & Abate, which specializes in insurance law, governmental consulting and civil rights and is actively involved in South Florida community organizations. * Wrote book reviews for publication in the South Florida Sun-Sentinel and partner news organizations. * Wrote theater and art exhibit reviews for publication in The Miami Herald features section.


* Led news coverage and design on the Tiananmen Square protests, the fall of the Berlin Wall and the election of Nelson Mandela as South Africa's first black president; member of the Sun-Sentinel news team directing coverage of Hurricane Andrew devastation and Miami Herald news team editing the 2000 presidential election. * Member of the re-design team on daily news sections at the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, recognized by the Society of Newspaper Design, and community news sections at The Miami Herald. * Generated regional and community news stories and refined reporters' story ideas in a highly competitive market, working with local public radio partner WLRN and TV news partner WFOR-CBS4.


* Supervised a team of 12-25 regional news reporters and 12 freelancers at the Miami Herald, a Pulitzer Prize-winning, 300,000-circulation daily newspaper. * Directed and assigned The Miami Herald's weekend news coverage, collaborating with Spanish-language partner El Nuevo Herald and organizing multiple projects simultaneously. * Oversaw the annual budget of approximately $25,000 for Broward County Community News and Youth Sports. * Consistently ensured production deadlines were met for daily and weekly news products. * As an art director, supervised three ad designers, collaborating with both advertising executives and news planners to create two weekly, 40-page magazines.


* Guided novice and veteran reporters through the process of conceptualizing, information-gathering, creating multimedia components and writing on news and feature stories.  * Taught news page design, writing and reporting to interns, college students and high school seniors. 

Corporate Communications/Government Affairs

* Created daily aggregate news bulletins targeted to clients' business interests. * Wrote press releases regarding law firm partners, events and sponsorships. * Reported on events and breaking financial and government news developments during the 2009 Florida Legislative Session. * Reported on federal regulatory and legislative news of importance to law firm clients. * Attended and reported on, and edited reports on, meetings of professional, quasi-government and government organizations.  Those included the Florida Cabinet, Florida State Board of Administration, Florida Department of Financial Services, Florida Office of Insurance Regulation, Florida Workers' Compensation Joint Underwriting Association, Citizens Property Insurance Board and National Association of Insurance Commissioners.  

Work History

Work History
Feb 2009 - Present

Marketing, Media and Communications Consultant


Client communications consultant at Colodny, Fass, Talenfeld, Karlinsky & Abate law firm in Fort Lauderdale, applying editorial and management skills to ensure quality of electronic message content and graphics; wrote 10-15 daily legal and regulatory bulletins and managed the flow of niche market news.

Special projects consultant for Expert Writing Services, Inc., and Prism Light Press, on editing, writing, marketing and social media projects.

Website content writer and editor for Garvin Law Firm in Fort Lauderdale, MSN Money blog and

Editor, writer and consultant on fellowship proposals, corporate and nonprofit newsletters and book manuscripts.

Writer, news features and theater reviews, for The Miami Herald and other local media companies.

Oct 2010 - Present

News Editor

The Palm Beach Post

Assign and edit daily news, arts and community stories for print and online publications.

Sep 1998 - Dec 2008

Multimedia and News Editor

Planned, assigned and edited stories and projects for South Florida daily media organization, including metro, regional and six community news zones; managed community news budget; coordinated and supervised work of staff reporters and freelancers; developed audio and video components for online stories; posted content and photos to The Miami Herald website using Microsoft Office, Macintosh programs, Audacity, Soundslides and content management systems.

Coordinated The Miami Herald Wish Book 2006-2008 holiday charity projects, working with non-profit community organizations to identify those in need and collaborating with reporters, photographers, videographers and website editors to present the stories in The Miami Herald.

Wrote theater and art reviews for The Miami Herald's features section.

Jan 1997 - Aug 1998

Art Director

The Palm Beach Jewish Times

Managed and coordinated editorial and ad design in two weekly, regionally zoned newsmagazines, as well as designing glossy cover using QuarkXPress.  Supervised five ad design and layout staff members.

Sep 1989 - Dec 1996

Page A1 Design Editor

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Planned design elements and story placement on Page A1 and the Sunday Outlook section of the newspaper using QuarkXPress; coordinated and designed special projects including "The HMO Maze: How Medicare Fails Seniors" by investigative journalist Fred Schulte, which won the 1993 George Polk Award for medical writing and the 1994 Gerald Loeb Award for business writing.

Wrote book reviews for the Sun-Sentinel features section.

May 1985 - Aug 1989

Assistant Copy Desk Chief

The Tallahassee Democrat

Managed the universal copy desk, including story selection and play in both A and metro sections.  Edited staff and wire copy.  Designed section covers and inside pages and planned special sections.