Writer. Editor. Journalist. Book Doctor. Wordsmither. Ideas Packager. Content Producer. From knitting together a long-form narrative to reporting hard-hitting news to building charticles, my passion and skill set lie in communicating ideas and telling stories in original, clear and engaging ways. I create curated works for print and digital outlets and help others achieve their content goals, whether in the form of a blog, an article, a book, a slideshow, a press release or a tweet.
CMS (Workfront, InCopy)
2010 - present
Articles on health, nutrition, public interest, fitness, and fashion have appeared in Real Simple, National Geographic, SELF, Cosmo, Women's Health, Consumer Reports, Good Housekeeping, Fitness, Shape, Prevention, CNN.com, Seventeen.com, EverydayHealth.com and more.
Editorial Fill-ins: Editor-in-Chief for Yoga Journal; Deputy Editor for SELF; Health Editor for Glamour; Features Director for Woman's Day
2012 - present
Ghostwrote four nonfiction hard-cover books; ghostwrote three book proposals which sold to major publishing houses.
Deputy Editor, Linkwellhealth.com
2021 - 2022
Project managed digital content for healthcare industry clients; launched healthcare blog for Optum Store; assigned, edited and tracked 30 monthly articles on everything from reproductive health to emotional wellness to telemedicine, utilizing SEO best practices.
Articles Editor, Good Housekeeping Magazine (NY, NY)
July 2014 - Dec. 2015
Wrote Institute Report focusing on technology, appliances, and sustainability; edited Heloise and Peggy Post advice columns.
Deputy Director, Nutrition, SELF Magazine (NY, NY)
Jan. 2009 - Jan. 2010
Directed all content for nutrition and diet for print and Web; managed senior and junior staff; launched Healthy Bites blog.
Contributing Editor, SELF Magazine (NY, NY)
Sept. 2006 - Dec. 2009
Senior Health Editor, Seventeen Magazine (NY, NY)
March 2005 - March 2006
Senior Editor, Babycenter.com (SF, CA)
July 2000 - April 2002
Senior Editor, WebMD.com (SF, CA)
Jan. 1999 - June 2000
Lifestyle Editor, Child Magazine (NY, NY)
Jan. 1996 - Dec. 1998
University of Texas at Austin
BA English Honors, 1990
Radcliffe Publishing Course 1994
Skin Cancer Foundation Media Award, “I’m a Derm and I Got Skin Cancer,” Cosmopolitan, June, 2017
Hearst Editorial Excellence Award, “The #1 Gun Safety Question Every Mother Should Ask,” Good Housekeeping, September, 2016
Golden Triangle Award, “Confessions of a Tan-Aholic,” SELF, June 2010
Front Page Award, “The Disorder Next Door,” SELF, May 2009
Clarion Award, “The Disorder Next Door,” SELF, May 2009
Fluent in Spanish
Adept at a rhyme
(most of the time)