Summary

HIGHLIGHTS OF QUALIFICATIONS

Over twenty years experience as a creative and analytical writer and copy editor/proofreader.

  • Freelance proofreader and copy editor for corporate law firms, investment banks, financial printers, and textbook and specialty publishers.
  • Have written reviews and features for both print and online media.
  • Served as editorial consultant for a major nonprofit corporation.
  • Extensive experience with formats, typography, and other aspects of document production.

Work History

Work History
May 1986 - Present

Writing and Editing Professional

Freelance

RELEVANT EXPERIENCE

Writing

  • Wrote a novel, The Bughouse Caper, to be published in 2010 in the UK.Represented by Julia Lord Literary Management.
  • Reviewed non-fiction and biographies for Kirkus Reviews, a publishing industry trade magazine relied on by booksellers and libraries.
  • Contributed an essay to 1996 Sydney Biennial exhibition catalogue.
  • ·Read, synopsized, and evaluated screenplays, books, and plays for United Artists Corporation for possible motion picture acquisition.

Editing

  • Editorial consultant for California’s Marin Agricultural Land Trust, editing their fundraising exhibition catalogue and publicity material.
  • Copy edited the following books:

—River Flowing Home, a memoir by Susan Hall (Green Bridge Press, 2010).—The Devil’s Anarchy, by Stephen Snelders (Autonomedia, 2004).—Giftedness has Many Faces: Multiple Talents and Abilities in the Classroom, by Starr            Cline (Winslow Press, 1999)

  • ·Co-founded and edited Movieweek.com, an online magazine about the film industry.

—Maintained and cultivated contacts with studios and distributors.

—Arranged for admission to screenings for contributors.

—Conducted interviews and contributed reviews and features.

Management

  • Business manager for The Black Market Theatre Company, an off-Broadway playwright’s collective during the production of two revues.

—Secured venues, raised funds, distributed publicity.

  • Paralegal in charge of Intellectual Property matters.

—Researched copyrights and trademarks, filed renewals with Patent and Trademark Office,

            managed author correspondence.

  • Researched, created, and maintained a directory of oil- and oil-service industry corporations for a major antitrust case to facilitate uniform coding of produced documents.
Jan 1984 - May 1985

Paralegal

Weill Gotshal & Manges
Jun 1982 - Jan 1984

Paralegal

Cahill Gordon & Reindel
Sep 1981 - Aug 1982

Script Reader

UNITED ARTISTS CORPORATION

Education

Education

NEW YORK UNIVERSITY

AB; AB

Brown University