Editor, writer, documentarian, ESL teacher. Independent contractor for 30 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



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, healthcare, and pharma sectors.


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.


3 years (cumulative) 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.


3 years in nonprofit administration.