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I work on editorial, Web content development, and corporate writing projects that cover everything from health and fitness to literature, travel, education, personal finance, and lifestyle. I have written about cancer myths for Redbook, sports bras for Cooking Light, childhood memoirs for The Writer's Chronicle, the best colleges for Barnes & Noble, wedding photographers who blog for Photo District News, and San Antonio for The Travel Channel. I am also the author of Insiders' Guide to Houston, which Globe Pequot Press will release in October 2009. I have also hired and managed freelance writers and editors, both as editor of and as a project editor for Thomas Riggs & Company. Having begun my editorial career in the new media sector, I understand the unique challenges of writing for the Web and connecting with consumers online. I use this background to blog and write search engine-optimized web content for companies such as the Community Health Foundation of Western and Central New York. I also help businesses develop their Web presence through social media and other Web-based marketing solutions.

Work experience

Sep 2005Present

Teaching Artist

Just Buffalo Literary Center
Sep 2003Present

Freelance Writer and Editor

May 2007Jun 2008

Content Manager

Photo District News
Jan 2006Jun 2007

Adjunct Instructor

State University of New York at Buffalo
2004May 2005

English Teacher

Berlitz Language School
Aug 2003Jun 2004

Assistant Director of Debate

The Kinkaid School

Legal Assistant

Carr Korein Tillery




Bennington College

While studying creative nonfiction in the Bennington Writing Seminars, I wrote a collection of essays about teaching and served as the nonfiction editor of the Bennington Review, an annual chapbook for the writing program. I edited personal essays, criticism, memoirs, and even some fiction pieces.

I also delivered a lecture on the art of integrating adult awareness into memoirs, personal essays, and fiction pieces about childhood. Entitled “Narrating Childhood,” this lecture appeared in the February 2009 issue of The Writer’s Chronicle.