resume

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

 

editorial

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.

documentary

25 years of experience working on documentaries for television and web 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.

teaching

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 ranging in age from 7 to 70, using textbooks and specially developed lesson plans and curricula.

nonprofit

3 years of experience in nonprofit administration.