Employment Experience

Independent Writer. Marin County, California.
(January 2000 to Present)
  • Research and write magazine features and articles
  • Write flap-and-panel copy for book publishers
  • Develop catalog and ad copy, consumer reviews, greeting card text, and more
  • Prepare press releases
  • Provide marketing consultations and develop and implement targeted marketing campaigns
Certified Instructor of Infant Massage (CIIM). Marin County, California.
(June 2003 to Present)
  • Teach infant massage courses to caregivers and their babies
Project Manager. KBN Content Development. Berkeley, California.
(January 2000 to June 2001)
  • Provided website strategy consultations and developed client content plans
  • Researched, wrote, and edited original content
  • Maintained editorial scheduling
  • Hired and managed team of freelancers
Guest Editor. Child Magazine. New York, New York.
(October 2000)
  • Conducted on-site editorial strategizing
  • Generated story ideas
  • Researched and interviewed article sources and experts
  • Wrote and edited print content for the May 2001 “Parent-to-Parent” issue
Marketing Manager. HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. San Francisco, California.
(April 1999 to January 2000)
  • Developed and implemented title-specific marketing campaigns
  • Wrote, copyedited, and trafficked flap-and-panel copy
Marketing Associate. HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. San Francisco, California.
(December 1997 to April 1999)
  • Wrote, copyedited, and trafficked seasonal catalogs
  • Hired and managed team of freelancers
  • Managed interns and temporary employees
  • Wrote, designed, and produced all marketing and sales materials
  • Maintained department budget database
  • Coordinated regional and national conference and book fair participation
Marketing Coordinator. HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. San Francisco, California.
(July 1996 to December 1997)
  • Wrote, designed, and produced title-specific promotional materials, including brochures, flyers, postcards, invitations, and order forms
  • Executed direct-mail campaigns
  • Prepared marketing plans and in-house pre-publication materials
  • Handled award submissions and follow-up
Associate Editor. Daniel & Daniel, Publishers, Inc. Santa Barbara, California.
(December 1994 to April 1996)
  • Reviewed manuscripts for possible aquisition
  • Copyedited manuscripts for publication
  • Maintained author relations
  • Managed customer service and book sales
  • Supported marketing and publicity department
  • Registered titles with ABI, CIP, and copyright offices
B.A. with High Honors, Sociology. University of California, Santa Barbara. June 1994.
Member, Alpha Kappa Delta, Tau Chapter. International Society in Sociology.
Editcetera. Copyediting and freelance business management courses. Summer 1996.