I’m a professional writer, editor, and project manager with extensive experience in strategic communications, publications management, and content development in multimedia platforms. I thrive on projects that require a skilled writer’s curiosity, an editor’s detailed eye, and a project manager’s enthusiasm for keeping people and processes focused and on schedule.
My specialty areas include academic medicine, health, higher education, art, culture, and entrepreneurship, as well as issues around women, race, and identity.
Now based in Columbus, Ohio, I started my editorial consulting business in Washington, D.C., more than 20 years ago to focus on my interests in women’s health, chronic illness and community health care. Among many exciting projects, I’ve had an opportunity to:
- Write website copy for the federal Children’s Health Insurance Program;
- Manage projects and publications for universities;
- Write book chapters and newsletters for various health care foundations, including the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; and
- Interview patients, doctors and allied health professionals, among others, on issues related to medicine, health policy, and wellness.
As an educator, I’ve taught English composition, rhetoric, and literature at the college level (Dartmouth College and University of South Carolina), and creative writing in the community (middle and high schools, and Thurber House in Columbus, OH). See a brief description of my teaching.
As a creative writer, I am actively involved in Columbus’ literary community, co-leading a local writer’s group and frequently conducting adult writing workshops at Thurber House. See Creative Writing to view some of my short stories and essays.