35 years of professional 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, food-packaging, and healthcare sectors.


Freelance Copyeditor

Eleven, San Francisco, California, 2006–21.

Consumer advertising for Apple, Google, Visa, Virgin America, Oakley, Callaway Golf, Peet’s Coffee & Tea, Barclays Global Investors, California Pacific Medical Center, California State Automobile Association (AAA), GoToMeeting, San Francisco Convention & Visitors Bureau, Joint Juice, Proactiv, Oakland Athletics, Teva, Union Bank, Dignity Health, Aria Resort & Casino, Lyft, TaylorMade Golf, Martin + Osa, Northstar Resort, Carmel Valley Ranch, Life Technologies, BNY Mellon, VMware, NetApp, Next Issue, Western Governors University, Columbus Meats, Helix, Pella, Mayfield Robotics, PayPal, Willis Towers Watson, Kleiner Perkins, Gallo Wines, Invitae, Shipt, Getaround, Kabbage, Electrify America, Google Cloud, CommonSpirit Health, JetSuite X, Salesforce, Asana, CarGurus, Samsung, Fujitsu, Kraken Rum, Casper.



Freelance Copyeditor

Less, Hamburg, Germany, 2016–21.

Packaging and website marketing for skin-care product line; text for 80-page book about Lucian Freud's rare oil-on-copper paintings. 



Freelance Copyeditor

Dropbox, San Francisco, California, 2019–21.

UX (user experience) content, blog posts, design guidelines, and brand marketing collateral (workbooks, toolkits, zines) for leading tech company specializing in cloud-based collaboration and storage.



Freelance Copyeditor

WHM Creative, Oakland, California, 2019–21.

Business-to-business marketing for Cisco, Qlik, Boxer+Gerson, Menlo Security.



Freelance Medical Editor

TBWA\WorldHealth, San Francisco, California, 2021.

Healthcare marketing for Amgen, Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Biogen, Merck, Teva, Takeda.



Freelance Proofreader

I&CO, Brooklyn, New York, 2021.

Brand book for ASICS.



Freelance Proofreader

Clif Bar, Emeryville, California, 2016–20.

Product packaging (wrappers, caddies, mastercases) for multiple brands of energy snacks sold in North America and Europe, plus miscellaneous marketing materials (programs, white papers, calendars, sell sheets).



Freelance Copyeditor • Writer

Fish 2.0, Carmel Valley, California, 2017–19.

Website content, direct email, research briefs, and printed conference program for a global business competition in the sustainable seafood sector.



Freelance Copyeditor

Godfrey Dadich Partners, San Francisco, California, 2018–19.

Business-to-business marketing and creative editorial content for IBM, InterSystems, National Geographic, VSP Vision Care, Adyen, Palo Alto Networks. 




The Journeys of Trees: A Story about Forests, People, and the Future, by Zach St. George, W. W. Norton Company, 2019.

260-page nonfiction book described by publisher as "a deft blend of science reporting and travel writing [that] explores the evolving movements of forests by focusing on five trees: giant sequoia, ash, black spruce, Florida torreya, and Monterey pine." 



Freelance Copyeditor

Institute for Global Health Sciences, University of California, San Francisco, California, 2013–18.

Manuscripts written by HIV researchers around the world and submitted for publication in the journal AIDS and Behavior; 100-page user manual for software program that helps HIV researchers create graphical representations of data; 50-page article on geographic mapping of intravenous drug use in Tanzania; multipage website for global malaria-elimination initiative.




Freelance Writer

Limestone Post, Bloomington, Indiana, 2015–18.

Feature articles for an online arts-and-culture magazine based in southern Indiana.




Freelance Copyeditor

Content Conversion Specialists, Hamburg, Germany, 2013–17.

English-language translations of website content and social marketing for company that specializes in optical character recognition (OCR) and mass-digitization projects at libraries and archives around the world.



Freelance Proofreader

gyro, San Francisco, California, 2017.

Business-to-business marketing for Visa and HP.



Freelance Proofreader

Butler Shine Stern & Partners, Sausalito, California, 2012–16.

Consumer advertising for Columbia Sportswear, El Pollo Loco, MINI Cooper, Greyhound, U.S. Bank, Nature Made.



Freelance Copyeditor • Copywriter

Consumer Financial Service Corporation, Emeryville, California, 2014–16.

Positioning concepts for Scottrade; marketing materials for PNC business credit card products; best-practices guide for Visa email marketing; welcome kit for Morgan Stanley.



Freelance Editor

DDB Remedy, San Francisco, California, 2009–15.

Healthcare marketing for LifeScan, Amgen, Biosense Webster, Animas, Mentor, Cordis, Nevro, Cbr Systems, Lyric, EMD Sorono, Advanced Sterilization Products, Acclarent, Rebif, Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Walgreens.



Freelance Editor

Giant Creative/Strategy (now: Evoke Giant), San Francisco, California, 2013–15.

Healthcare marketing for Amgen, Gilead Sciences, Boston Scientific, Edwards Lifesciences, Genentech, Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Actelion Pharmaceuticals, Shire, Depomed, Neutrogena, Medivation, InterMune.



Freelance Copyeditor

Nitrogen (now: Evoke), San Francisco, California, 2015.

Healthcare marketing for Genentech, Baxalta.



Freelance Proofreader

Kenwood Experiences, San Francisco, California, 2015.

RFIs for Visa, VMware.



Freelance Copyeditor

Hybrid Design, San Francisco, California, 2013.

Annual report for United Nations Foundation initiative to promote family planning worldwide.



Freelance Proofreader

Venables Bell & Partners, San Francisco, California, 2013.

Consumer advertising for Audi, Phillips 66, Hebrew National, San Francisco Conservation Corps.



Freelance Proofreader

Seismicom, San Francisco, California, 2007–08.

Consumer marketing for Magellan, Sandisk, AT&T Global.



Freelance Copyeditor

Stratagem Healthcare Communications, San Francisco, California, 2005–07.

Healthcare marketing for CoTherix, Carl Zeiss Meditec, Sonicare.



Freelance Copyeditor

OTR Global, San Francisco, California, 2006–07.

Subscriber research reports covering global market sectors such as SIM cards, pay TV, beer, retail clothing.



Freelance Proofreader

CRS, San Francisco, California, 1997–2006.

Marketing communications (account agreements, applications, forms, brochures) for in-house creative agency at Charles Schwab & Co.



Freelance Copyeditor • Writer

InfoWorld, San Mateo, California, 1995–2002.

Weekly magazine for information technology managers.




Freelance Copyeditor

Might, San Francisco, California, 1997.

General-interest bimonthly magazine founded by Dave Eggers, Dave Moodie, and Marny Requa.



Freelance Copyeditor

LAN Times, San Mateo, California, 1997.

Biweekly magazine for line-area network administrators.



Freelance Copyeditor • Writer 

Moscow Times, Moscow, Russia, 1996.

English-language newspaper published daily in Russia.



Freelance Writer

United Nations Development Programme, Antananarivo, Madagascar, 1995.

Press releases about projects that assist farmers and women entrepreneurs in Madagascar.



Managing Editor • Production Editor

Miller Freeman Publications, San Francisco, California, 1987–90.

Annual factbook and monthly magazine for the pulp-and-paper industry.