Content creator: Over half a million words written for 30-plus companies since 1998. Thousands more words edited.

Metrics driver: Web traffic, sales, and social media fans. Collaborator and storyteller unafraid to blaze new trails in digital media.

Experience

  • Freelance Writer

    at Other Companies

    January 1998 - March 2016

    California

    Projects for various companies, including: Case studies for Palm, GarageGames, MangoApps, and Message Systems Two manuals for Freeverse Software Daily news, trade show coverage, and interviews with Mac-using creative pros for Macworld and The Mac Observer (See resume for complete list)

  • Editorial Director & Senior Copywriter

    at Doublie/SizzleEditorial Director & Senior Copywriter

    June 2015 - February 2016

    California

    Doublie blog: Sourced and managed freelancers. Edited their work. Oversaw budget and editorial calendar. Wrote articles, including an interview with Star Trek's George Takei. Sizzle, a meme aggregation site: Curated pages, wrote descriptions, and managed contractors. Developed workflow processes.

  • PR & Marcom Manager and Copywriter

    at Out of the Park Developments

    January 2011 - December 2015

    California

    Media outreach for sports video games: Press releases, interviews, review sourcing. Blog: Interviews with prominent players of the games, such as MLB pitcher Pat Neshek, and other content. Wrote newsletters, web copy, and video scripts. Community management: Twitter and Facebook; online forums; special events, including Twitch streams and giveaways.

  • Freelance Copywriter & Content Strategist

    at Apple, Inc.

    July 2000 - May 2015

    California

    Apple Games: Interviewed developers and wrote 250-plus feature articles, many using creative techniques. Apple HR: Content strategy for global HRWeb revamp; copywriting for HR program rollouts and recruiting events handbook. iPad & iPhone in Business: Wrote three case studies (Lowe's, a hospital, and a farm). Apple Travel: Content creation for relaunch of global site. Apple Creative: Wrote newsletter copy and interviewed creative pros, including best-selling author Kevin J. Anderson.

  • Freelance Writer

    at MacSpeech/Nuance Communications

    June 2008 - May 2014

    California

    Revised Dragon Dictate manual and help system. Wrote 40 case studies and more than 20 monthly newsletters.

  • Freelance Twitter Storyteller

    at Saving Lincoln (movie)

    August 2011 - February 2013

    California

    Writer of more than 20 creative stories in voice of Ward Hill Lamon, President Lincoln's bodyguard. Serialized them on Twitter. Interacted with fans as Lamon. Attended film premiere and created a video report with iMovie.

  • Lead Research Reporter

    at OTR Global

    July 2005 - January 2013

    California

    Conducted interviews with channel sales professionals and wrote data-driven enterprise technology research reports. Reviewed other reporters' interviews for accuracy and clarity.

  • Freelance Editor

    at Thomson Reuters

    January 2003 - December 2012

    California

    Proofed hundreds of corporate earnings briefs for accuracy and adherence to Thomson Reuters’ editorial guidelines.

  • PR & Marketing Coordinator & Writer

    at Virtual Programming

    March 2010 - February 2012

    California

    Media outreach for Mac games: Press releases and review sourcing. Monthly newsletters. Facebook and Twitter management.

Education

  • BA, English/Communications

    at Rutgers University

    1988 - 1992 (4 years) New Jersey

Services offered

  • Writing

    Case studies
    Newsletters
    Web copy
    Feature articles
    Social media content and management
    Blog posts
    Editorial
    Video scripts
    User manuals
    White papers
    Research reports
    Press releases

Knowledge and keywords

Languages

  • English Native

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