About


Sure, I enjoy setting the scene and telling a good story.

But I’m also skilled at digging into research literature, interviewing experts, and clarifying picky details. I can zero in on the information that’s important for your readers and accurately convey the big picture and fine nuances.

My foundation comes from years of editorial experience and a BA with honors in English, phi beta kappa, from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, and an MA in professional and technical communication from the University of North Texas.

I’ve worked as a senior editor, managing editor, technical writer, web editor, book collaborator, communications specialist, contributing editor, newspaper stringer, and freelance writer. My writing and journalism has won multiple awards.

Outside of work, I enjoy table tennis, plant-centric dining, and puppy-wrangling at an animal shelter.

Awards

♦ Outstanding Book of the Year, American Society of Journalists & Authors
♦ First Place, Outstanding Small Market Reporting, Print, Society of Environmental Journalists ($1,000 prize)
♦ First Amendment Award, Society of Professional Journalists, Fort Worth
♦ Second Place, Business Reporting, Lone Star Award, Houston Press Club
♦ Certificate of Excellence, Press Club of Dallas

Distinctions

♦ Adjunct Faculty, Creative Writing, Ringling College of Art & Design
♦ Travel Fellowship, National Association of Science Writers
♦ Teaching Fellowship, Univ. of North TX
♦ Research Fellowship, Environmental Science Writing, Univ. of North TX
♦ Grant Reviewer, Grant Professionals Association
♦ Judge, ASJA book awards
♦ Security Clearance (TS)

Professional Affiliations

♦ American Society of Journalists & Authors
♦ Association of Health Care Journalists
♦ Association of Writers & Writing Programs