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Work experience

Jan 2004Present

Author & Freelance Editor

  • Author of the novella, Leave to Remain, now in galleys
  • Ghostwriter and Contributing Editor, Beloved Harlem by William Banks
  • Contributing Editor and Proofreader, Songs in the Key of My Life by Ferentz Lafargue
  • Freelance Reading Group Guide Editor for several titles under the Harlem Moon imprint, including White Rat by Gayle Jones and Can't Get Enough by Connie Briscoe
Jan 2006Present

Freelance Writer

Metro U.S. Newspapers
  • Researched and wrote 20 feature articles for the Body & Soul, Home, and Culture sections
  • Interviewed experts and authors for current events and trends features
Oct 2008Mar 2009


Residential Systems International
  • Conceived and implemented the magazine's editorial structure and focus
  • Supervised a small group of freelance contributing writers and editors
  • Led creative brainstorming editorial meetings
  • Collaborated with Group VP and Publisher to develop strategies to increase print and online presence in the marketplace
  • Secured more than $50,000 in advertising revenue within six months by building and maintaining strong relationships with industry manufacturers and associations
  • Represented the title at international trade show, Integrated Systems Europe in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Commissioned industry executives to contribute first-person articles
Oct 2005Mar 2009

Managing Editor

Residential Systems
  • Secured approximately $500,000 in revenue per year by building and maintaining strong relationships with advertising partners
  • Represented the title extensively at trade events in Japan, Europe and the U.S.
  • Managed a small team of freelance writers to ensure all editorial deadlines were met
  • Led the production process from initial edits to blue lines using Quark and Acrobat Pro
  • Wrote more than 30 feature and cover stories focusing on industry trends and developments, executives, events, and new products
  • Interviewed industry movers and shakers for profiles, features, and online-only content
  • Edited all content for factual information and grammatical correctness
  • Created and posted daily news, observations, and blogs to the magazine's website
  • Collaborated with the Art Director on cover layouts and the procuring of artwork
Feb 2004Oct 2005

Freelance News and Features Editor

Installation Europe
  • Managed and coordinated freelance writers and assigned monthly features
  • Edited and designed each issue using Quark and Microsoft Word
  • Researched and wrote numerous cover and feature articles
  • Traveled across England representing the title at trade shows and manufacturer events
Jan 2000Oct 2003

Writer & Editorial Assistant

Broadcasting & Cable
  • Researched and wrote several features covering television, radio and cable
  • Wrote two daily fax newsletters
  • Copy edited the news and career sections
  • Posted breaking news to the magazine's website
Mar 1997Sep 2000

Script Reader

  • Critiqued and summarized materials under consideration for production, including feature-length screenplays, films, books, plays, and project proposals


Sep 1993May 1998


Sep 1989May 1993

H.S. Diploma

Brooklyn Technical High School


Adobe Photoshop
Microsoft Office Suite


Qualifications Summary

Results-driven, creative professional with proven success in developing, managing, and executing a wide range of editorial processes.Broad-based background encompasses a strong work ethic and a commitment to organizational objectives.

Key Skills and Abilities

  • Flexible and adaptable writing style that allows me to write and edit across several publishing properties and industries, including books, magazines, newspapers, press releases, business proposals and plans, screenplays, and much more.
  • A proven team leader and player with superior communication skills who represented three B2B magazines at several international trade shows, conferences, and client events.
  • A multi-tasker who is able to manage several assignments, meet tight deadlines and maintain an excellent rapport with peers and upper management.
  • Creative and critical thinker who brings a unique perspective to every project while keeping audience and client satisfaction in mind.