I am a professional communicator and journalist with more than 15 years of experience writing and editing for newspapers, web sites, magazines and wire services. My freelance clients have included MSN.com, the Dallas Morning News, the Austin American-Statesman and Community Impact Newspaper. I have significant experience in writing about medical topics, including online quizzes and interactive slideshows for WebMD.com and case studies for the Texas Hospital Association. KEY SKILLS Writing concisely and quickly in a deadline-oriented Contributed articles about health, hospitals, real environment estate, home design and business to many publications Years of experience working with photographers, graphic designers and editors Skilled at interviewing sources, researching topics and double-checking facts Experience as a reporter and copy editor ACHIEVEMENTS I received a $1400 fellowship from the Ford Foundation in 2011 to study online journalism.
January 2000 to CurrentFREELANCE JOURNALIST Austin, Texas
I currently write content for WebMD.com and am a regular contributor to the Texas Hospital Association's magazines.
In the past, I've written consumer health stories for the Dallas Morning News and MSN.com.
I write articles about real estate, gardening, parenting, environmentally friendly living, religion, fashion and other topics for print and online publications.
Other clients include The Catholic Spirit, Shopperati.com, Community Impact News, Greenrightnow.com and Texas Co-Op Power Magazine.
January 2008 to CurrentMarketing Writer
I create promotional material for a variety of clients, including copy for pamphlets, ads and web sites.
My contract work for Baxter Research Center included creating and editing product briefs, press releases, advertisements, web copy and newsletters promoting Baxter's software products.
AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMANSeptember 1997 to January 2000Staff Writer Austin, Texas
Wrote feature articles for the Life & Arts section, including pieces on fashion, food, literature, community events, architecture and interior design.
Northwestern University1993MASTERS OF SCIENCEEvanston, Illinois
The Colorado College1992BACHELOR OF ARTSColorado Springs