My Qualifications and Experience

Academic Background

  • Dartmouth College, B.A.,1982. Senior Fellow honors graduate.
  • Northwestern University, M.S. Journalism, 1985. Graduated

          with distinction.

Career Highlights

  • Freelance writer and editor. Specialize in editing author manuscripts and all types of business documents.
  • Published writer in newspapers and magazines.
  • Broadcast writing instructor at California State University, Sacramento.
  • Twenty years of experience as a print and broadcast journalist, writing and editing news copy on a daily basis. Executive News Director of WVEC-TV, the ABC affiliate in Norfolk/Virginia Beach.
  • Enrolled Agent tax professional and former partner and editor of PassKey Publication's bestselling series of tax study guides (2013-2015). Lead author of PassKey Review: Federal Taxation of Individuals, a textbook for introductory college courses.
  • Founder and Executive Director of The Write Direction,  a nonprofit organization in California that works with underserved students on their essays for college admissions and scholarships.
  • Active volunteer for church, school, and community. Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for a youth in foster care from 2016-2019. Co-founder of Share the Love Ladera community organization. Recipient of 2009 "Honorary Service Award" by the California State PTA.

Personal Attributes

  • ​Superior knowledge of grammar, spelling, and punctuation
  • Exceptional eye for detail
  • Outstanding writer
  • Hardworking, fast, and efficient
  • Excellent communication and follow-through
  • Attentive to your personal needs
  • Extremely knowledgeable about the processes of self-publishing and traditional publishing