• 19 years’ experience working in and with the media: published in Chicago Sun-Times, OUT Magazine, San Francisco Examiner, Hartford Courant, and others


  • 19 years’ editing experience; eagle-eye for detail; expertise in styles including AP, Chicago, APA, MLA, AMA and New York Times


  • 10 years’ communications experience: media relations, publicity, PR, social media


  • Translation experience; proficiency in Spanish; some French




A&U Magazine, San Francisco, CA                                                                              1/09 – present

Associate Editor:

  • Literature Editor for A&U: America’s First National AIDS Magazine
  • Curate and coordinate production of annual Literary Issue as well as managing monthly submissions
  • Conduct monthly interviews with artists and public figure
  • Develop and maintain relationships with publishers and writers


Independent Writer/Editor/Communications Consultant                                          12/93 – present

  • Consult with nonprofits to promote events and initiatives: Positive Being, GuyWriters, The Community Initiative
  • Write and edit for clients including Ogilvy Advertising, Doubleday, New America Media, Pacific News Service, Bella Cera Floors, and JMDL Architecture
  • Social media, press releases, posters, ad design and placement, blogging, microblogging, event planning, and advocacy communications


Frameline Film Festival, San Francisco, CA                                                      3/08 – 8/08

Marketing/Community Outreach Coordinator:

  • Wrote, edited, and designed daily e-blasts and Website copy, earning raves from board members, sponsors and      constituents
  • Attracted highest number of partnering community organizations in festival’s 32-year history: 70 local nonprofits, up from previous average of 40–45.
  • Supplied photo captions and press releases to the San Francisco Chronicle, SF Weekly, Oakland Tribune, and other local media outlets
  • Assembled and managed staff of volunteer/in-kind photographers and reporters, including Steven Underhill
  • Created Facebook page with over 5,000 fans; managed all social media accounts


The Princeton Review, New York, NY                                                                              8/06 – 8/07


  • Key writer/editor for national Off the Shelf project, a book- and web-based template for statewide standardized test forms
  • Guided project from inception to completion, on deadline and under budget
  • Wrote over 200 pages of original copy, plus copy edited and gave feedback to all other editors and writers on project





2001-4            San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA

                        BA: English/Communications

Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa


2001               University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, NL

Special Research in Gender, Sexuality and Ethnicity






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