Bio

I developed my writing and editing chops in the niche field of technology journalism, working for MacAddict, Macworld, Peachpit Press, Wired, and other publications. I engaged readers, provided helpful advice, and de-mystified the technology (while meeting crazy deadlines).

I then started writing case studies for VeriSign, treating each project as if it were a magazine article: That is, I told engaging stories that clearly illustrated what each customer gained.

This approach paid off, and I was soon asked to join the company as a marketing communications manager. I applied my journalistic skills to VeriSign e-newsletters, white papers, and other collateral, making each piece as accessible and informative as possible.

Since VeriSign, I worked for GoldenGate Software, Message Systems, and RMS, producing a wide range of helpful, informative marketing materials that drove customer engagement, advocacy, and loyalty. I also wrote tutorials for DigiZine, the magazine from Digidesign, developers of music production software and equipment (now part of Avid).

Currently, I’m working independently, open to writing or editing projects that would benefit from my combined journalism/marketing sensibilities. My client list includes Return Path, RichRelevance, and Survey Monkey.

I earned an MA in English Composition at San Francisco State University and a BA in Literature from Hampshire College.

Read a few of my writing samples or see what others have said about me. And if you’d like to discuss a project, I’m all ears.