Editor, writer, documentary filmmaker, and teacher of English as a second language. Independent contractor for 25 years. Currently based in Oakland. Previously based in San Francisco, Seattle, New York, Washington DC, Antananarivo, Moscow, Hamburg, Istanbul.
- Bachelor of arts degree in journalism and political science, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
- CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults), St. Giles International, San Francisco, California
30 years of experience as a writer, editor, copyeditor, and proofreader. Familiar with the production processes of magazines, newspapers, books, websites, and advertising (print and digital). Fluent in the grammar, vocabulary, and styling conventions of the high-tech, financial services, and healthcare sectors.
25 years of experience working on documentaries for television broadcast, educational distribution, corporate image building, and nonprofit outreach. Includes field producing and directing; writing scripts, treatments, and proposals; researching content; acquiring and licensing archival materials; scouting locations; managing budgets and accounts payable; hiring crews; supervising interns.
3 years of cumulative experience teaching English as a second language in Madagascar, Russia, Laos, and Turkey. Proficient in one-on-one tutoring for business executives as well as classroom-style teaching for students aged 7–70 years, using textbooks and specially developed lesson plans and curricula.
3 years of experience in nonprofit administration.