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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

20122016

Communications, Public Relations, Marketing, and Writing/Editing Consultant

Independent consultant offering services such as communications, public relations, and marketing planning and execution; multichannel content strategy and production; and writing and editing. Clients include Lexington Symphony, Furman University, Mind & Life Institute, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate/The Masiello Group, Opal Ensemble, Measured SEM, Callisto Media, and Skye Wentworth Public Relations.

20152016

Marketing Manager

The Colonial Theatre

Developed and implemented targeted marketing campaigns and strategies, with full oversight of copywriting, graphic design, and content production for all print and digital promotional materials including website, social media, brochures, advertisements, posters, programs, and press releases. Maintained annual marketing budget. Forecasted sales, monitored progress, and analyzed results.

20042012

Communications Manager/Associate

The MacDowell Colony

Managed comprehensive communications and public relations efforts for this internationally recognized nonprofit artist residency program. Promoted MacDowell's mission and enhanced its profile by conceptualizing creative media pitches and story angles, and securing earned media coverage in such outlets as NPR, The New York Times, BBC Radio, The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, The Guardian, Fast Company, Wallpaper, and Town & Country. Wrote, edited, and produced biannual newsletter, annual report, eNews, Web site and social media content, press releases, and other promotional materials. 

July 2005November 2005

Associate Producer

Either/Or Films

In concert with executive producer and producers, managed all logistics involved during pre-production and production of The Sensation of Sight, a $1 million independent feature film. 

20022008

Freelance Writer, Copy Editor & Proofreader

Self Employed

Wrote, edited, and proofread content for various print and digital publications and publishing companies, including LifeWire (a New York Times company), Taste for Life, Simply Wine Today, CIO Digest, Boston Herald's "New England Film Junkie" blog, NewEnglandFilm.com, Rockport Publishers, Random House, William Morrow, Henry Holt, and HarperCollins.

20002002

Associate Editor, Travel / Copy Editor

Yankee Publishing, Inc.

Wrote and edited content for Yankee Magazine, Yankee Magazine's Travel Guide to New England, and Yankee Magazine's Bed and Breakfast and Inn Directory. Reviewed copy in all stages of production, ensuring accuracy of grammar, spelling, punctuation, and style. Enforced production deadlines, and maintained and updated in-house style guide.

19971998

Production Editor

PC&F

Oversaw typesetting, copyediting, proofreading, and production of textbooks.

19921995

Editorial Assistant/Associate

Petersen Publishing, 'TEEN Magazine

Education

19851989

Bachelor of Arts, Communications

University of Massachusetts, Amherst