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, food-packaging, and healthcare sectors.
Eleven, San Francisco, California, 2006–20.
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.
Clif Bar, Emeryville, California, 2016–20.
Product packaging (wrappers, caddies, mastercases) for multiple flavors and brands of energy snacks sold in North America and Europe, plus miscellaneous marketing materials (programs, white papers, calendars, sell sheets).
Dropbox, San Francisco, California, 2019–20.
UX (user experience) content, blog posts, and in-house style manual for leading tech company specializing in file collaboration and storage.
WHM Creative, Oakland, California, 2019–20.
Business-to-business marketing and advertising for Cisco.
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.
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.
Manuscript for a 256-page nonfiction book described as "a deft blend of science reporting and travel writing [that] examines the evolving movements of forests by focusing on five types of tree: giant sequoia, ash, black spruce, Florida torreya, and Monterey pine."
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.
Limestone Post, Bloomington, Indiana, 2015–18.
Feature articles for an online arts-and-culture magazine based in southern Indiana.
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.
gyro, San Francisco, California, 2017.
Business-to-business marketing for Visa and HP.
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.
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.
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.
Nitrogen (now: Evoke), San Francisco, California, 2015.
Healthcare marketing for Genentech, Baxalta.
Kenwood Experiences, San Francisco, California, 2015.
RFIs for Visa, VMware.
Hybrid Design, San Francisco, California, 2013.
Annual report for United Nations Foundation initiative to promote family planning worldwide.
Autofuss, San Francisco, California, 2013.
Brand guide for Google.
Venables Bell & Partners, San Francisco, California, 2013.
Consumer advertising for Audi, Phillips 66, Hebrew National, San Francisco Conservation Corps.
Seismicom, San Francisco, California, 2007–08.
Consumer marketing for Magellan, Sandisk, AT&T Global.
Stratagem Healthcare Communications, San Francisco, California, 2005–07.
Healthcare marketing for CoTherix, Carl Zeiss Meditec, Sonicare.
OTR Global, San Francisco, California, 2006–07.
Subscriber research reports covering global market sectors such as SIM cards, pay TV, beer, retail clothing.
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.
Might, San Francisco, California, 1997.
General-interest bimonthly magazine founded by Dave Eggers, Dave Moodie, and Marny Requa.
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.
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.