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.


Freelance Copyeditor / Writer

Mercer Advisors 2022–24

Marketing content (articles, direct email, blog posts, one-pagers, bios) and ESG report for wealth management firm that has 28,000 clients and $48 billion in AUM.



Freelance Copyeditor

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.



Freelance Copyeditor

WHM Creative 2019–23

Business-to-business marketing for Cisco, Apple, Qlik, Boxer+Gerson, Menlo Security, Omada Health, VMware, HelloSign, Sinapi, UiPath, Cadent, Mandiant.



Freelance Copyeditor

Design Dept. 2022–23

Instructional materials for workshops focusing on leadership, management, and team-building skills for design executives.



English Editor

De cara al sol Diego Vourakis • AMILE • 2023

Linen-bound photo book by Peru-born, LA-based photographer who discovered a deep affinity with the people of Cuba during several visits to the island. 100% of profits go to organizations supporting Cuban children and families.



Freelance Proofreader

Twist Medical 2023

85-page publication plan focusing on two drugs developed by Actelion for treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension.



Freelance Copyeditor

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.



Freelance Copyeditor

kyu Collective 2022

Editorial content for annual conference of two dozen creative organizations.



Freelance Copyeditor

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.



Freelance Copyeditor

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.



Freelance Proofreader

I&CO 2021

Brand book for ASICS.



Freelance Proofreader

Clif Bar 2016–20

Product packaging (wrappers, caddies, mastercases) for multiple brands of energy snacks sold in North America and Europe, plus 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.



Freelance Copyeditor

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." 



Freelance Copyeditor

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.




Freelance Writer

Limestone Post 2015–18

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




Freelance Copyeditor

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.



Freelance Proofreader

gyro (now: Merkle B2B) 2017

Business-to-business marketing for Visa and HP.



Freelance Proofreader

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.



Freelance Editor

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.



Freelance Editor

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.



Freelance Copyeditor

Nitrogen (now: Evoke) 2015

Pharma marketing for Genentech, Baxalta.



Freelance Proofreader

Kenwood Experiences (now: George P. Johnson) 2015

RFIs for Visa, VMware.



Freelance Copyeditor

Hybrid Design 2013

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



Freelance Proofreader

Venables Bell & Partners 2013

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



Freelance Proofreader

Seismicom 2007–08

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



Freelance Copyeditor

Stratagem Healthcare Communications (now: Dudnyk) 2005–07

Healthcare marketing for CoTherix, Carl Zeiss Meditec, Sonicare.



Freelance Copyeditor

OTR Global 2006–07

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



Freelance Proofreader

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.




Freelance Copyeditor

Might 1997

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



Freelance Copyeditor

LAN Times 1997

Biweekly magazine for line-area network administrators.



Freelance Copyeditor / Writer 

Moscow Times 1996

English-language newspaper published daily in Russia.



Freelance Writer

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.