35 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, healthcare, and pharma sectors.
Dropbox • 2019–23
Brand-marketing collateral (workbooks, toolkits, zines), UX content, blog posts, landing pages, ESG reports, FAQs, and design guidelines for company specializing in cloud-based storage and collaboration.
WHM Creative • 2019–23
Business-to-business marketing for Cisco, Apple, Qlik, Boxer+Gerson, Menlo Security, Omada Health, VMware, HelloSign, Sinapi, UiPath, Cadent, Mandiant.
Mercer Advisors • 2022–23
Marketing content (articles, direct email, blog posts, one-pagers, bios) and ESG report for wealth management firm.
Design Dept. • 2022–23
Instructional materials for workshops focusing on leadership, management, and team-building skills for design executives.
De cara al sol • Diego Vourakis • AMILE • 2023
Peru-born, LA-based photographer discovers a deep affinity with the people of Cuba during several visits to the island. 100% of profits from his linen-bound photo book go to organizations supporting Cuban children and families.
Transmission Agency • 2023
RFPs and B2B marketing content for Intel, Okta, NetApp, Aruba, Henkel, Informatica.
Freelance Senior Proofreader
Media.Monks • 2021–22
Online marketing content for Walmart, LinkedIn, Google.
kyu Collective • 2022
Editorial content for annual conference of two dozen creative organizations.
Eleven (now: Mekanism) • 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.
Less • 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 Medical Editor
TBWA\WorldHealth • 2021
Pharma marketing for Amgen, Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Merck, Biogen, Bayer, Teva, Takeda, Organon, Aimmune Therapeutics, CDM Princeton, Novartis, Xeris, Intra-Cellular Therapies.
I&CO • 2021
Brand book for ASICS.
Clif Bar • 2016–20
Product packaging (wrappers, caddies, mastercases) for multiple brands of energy snacks sold in North America and Europe, plus miscellaneous marketing materials (sell sheets, white papers, calendars, programs).
Freelance Copyeditor / Writer
Fish 2.0 • 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 • 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."
Institute for Global Health Sciences • University of California, San Francisco • 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 • 2015–18
Feature articles for an online arts-and-culture magazine based in southern Indiana.
Content Conversion Specialists • 2013–17
English-language translations of website content and social marketing for German company that specializes in optical character recognition (OCR) and mass-digitization projects at libraries and archives around the world.
gyro (now: Merkle B2B) • 2017
Business-to-business marketing for Visa and HP.
Butler Shine Stern & Partners • 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 • 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 • 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 San Francisco) • 2013–15
Pharma marketing for Amgen, Gilead Sciences, Boston Scientific, Edwards Lifesciences, Genentech, Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Actelion Pharmaceuticals, Shire, Depomed, Neutrogena, Medivation, InterMune.
Nitrogen (now: Evoke) • 2015
Pharma marketing for Genentech, Baxalta.
Kenwood Experiences (now: George P. Johnson) • 2015
RFIs for Visa, VMware.
Hybrid Design • 2013
Annual report for United Nations Foundation initiative to promote family planning worldwide.
Venables Bell & Partners • 2013
Consumer advertising for Audi, Phillips 66, Hebrew National, San Francisco Conservation Corps.
Seismicom • 2007–08
Consumer marketing for Magellan, Sandisk, AT&T Global.
Stratagem Healthcare Communications (now: Dudnyk) • 2005–07
Healthcare marketing for CoTherix, Carl Zeiss Meditec, Sonicare.
OTR Global • 2006–07
Subscriber research reports covering global market sectors such as SIM cards, pay TV, beer, retail clothing.
CRS • 1997–2006
Marketing communications (account agreements, applications, forms, brochures) for in-house creative agency at Charles Schwab & Co.
Freelance Copyeditor / Writer
InfoWorld • 1995–2002
Weekly magazine for information technology managers.
Might • 1997
General-interest bimonthly magazine founded by Dave Eggers, Dave Moodie, and Marny Requa.
LAN Times • 1997
Biweekly magazine for line-area network administrators.
Freelance Copyeditor / Writer
Moscow Times • 1996
English-language newspaper published daily in Russia.
United Nations Development Programme • 1995
Press releases about projects assisting farmers and women entrepreneurs in Madagascar.
Managing Editor / Production Editor
Miller Freeman Publications (now: VNU) • 1987–90
Annual factbook and monthly magazine for the pulp-and-paper industry.