All About Me

Here’s the scoop on what I’ve done and what I’m doing:

headshot.croppedBACKGROUND:
After years spent doing administrative work and field spares analysis (whatever that is), I found my true calling one day after accepting an internship at Texas Monthly magazine. I was officially hired on soon after and remained on staff for nearly a decade, working my way up from editorial assistant to assistant editor.

From there I moved to American Way, the inflight magazine of American Airlines, where as a senior-level editor I assigned, edited, and wrote all variety of stories, including the travel features and celebrity cover profile. I was with American Way for nine years, and while the work was great, one of my favorite parts of the job was the free flight benefits!

Other staff positions include a two-year stint as the editor of a bimonthly travel magazine called Group Travel Planet (which garnered me a most improved magazine award), and, most recently, a two-and-a-half-year term as the editor-in-chief of Simply Buckhead magazine, a luxury lifestyle print publication distributed throughout the Atlanta area.

Today, I am back freelancing full-time, servicing a stable of clients big and small with all of their publishing needs, from writing and editing to copyediting and proofreading.

YOU MAY HAVE SEEN MY WORK IN:
My work has appeared in dozens of print and online publications, including the websites for CNN, Good Housekeeping, HGTV, and Woman’s Day; the inflight magazines for American, Delta, and Southwest airlines; and the in-room magazines for Omni, Hilton, and Loews hotels. Other clients include custom publishers, Fortune 500 companies, top-ranked universities, and national PR firms. And while I write about everything under the sun, lifestyle and travel topics are my specialty
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I am also a sought-after editor, proofreader, and copyeditor, contracted for work by everyone from individual authors to major corporations.

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ORGANIZATIONS:
• International Travel Writers Alliance

AWARDS:
• Most Improved Magazine, Association for Women in Communications, 2008
• Silver Award, Publication Redesign, American Society of Business Publication Editors, 2008
• Bronze Award, Overall Headline Writing, American Society of Business Publication Editors, 2008
• Personal Profile/Interview, Katie Awards/Press Club of Dallas, 2004
• Best Short News Article, CTO Worldwide Travel Writer/Photographer Awards, 2003
• Personal Profile/Interview, Katie Awards/Press Club of Dallas, 2000

RÉSUMÉ:
For a copy of my résumé, click here.