Freelance Writer, 1999 – Present
Writer and editor for hire, providing content/copy editing services and content, with topical expertise in business, technology, startups, entrepreneurship, social media, and culture. In addition to being a regular contributor to the AdWeek blog Social Times, I write case studies and white papers, and ghostwrite editorial content for business executives.
Columnist, SocialTimes.com, Aug 2013 – Present
Develop blog features on social media topics, including privacy, security, online video, trends, social media politics, politics on social media, content marketing, emerging networks and social media startups.
Writing Tutor, Smarthinking, 2011 – 2014
Provide students with tutorial guidance to improve and enhance written work.
Culture Evangelist, Infusionsoft, March 2012 – Feb 2013
Developed content to connect employees, partners and customers to Infusionsoft culture; implemented socially enabled communication platform, culture content editorial strategy and development.
Orange County Guide, About.com, July 2011-March 2012
Researched and developed the Orange County Guide (now integrated with the LA Guide), an About.com site geared toward helping locals discover arts, entertainment, recreation, attractions and other things to do in the Orange County area. Other duties included editing weekly newsletters, frequent blog updates and building an engaged reader community.
Executive Editor, The Young Entrepreneur Council, April 2011-Feb 2012
Developed and implemented editorial structure for a rapidly growing organization, recruited and managed editorial team, developed and maintained editorial calendar, content and copy editing, wrote click-friendly headlines and search optimized metadata, developed special features, managed content from up to 300 contributors syndicated to more than 20 media partners including TIME, Fast Company, TheStreet, Mashable, Business Insider and Forbes.
Channel Editor, Entrepreneur.com, Sept 2008 – Jan 2011
Managed content on startup, management, and finance channels from idea to production, worked with media partners to syndicate content, managed and recruited expert authors and freelance journalists, oversaw integration of print magazine into online content, blogging, feature writing.
Associate Editor, Know More Media, Inc., August 2006 – August 2008
Developed content on various business topics, including technology, marketing, blogging, and entertainment; used social media to promote content and drive traffic, recruited freelancers, managed contributors, analysed site performance.
California State University, Long Beach, 2003 – 2006
Bachelors of Science: Corporate Training and Development, Minor: Journalism
Awarded Freedom Writer scholarship from the Freedom Writers Foundation
“Innovation Award” – Infusionsoft, June 2012
“Woman of Substance” – Ziba Beauty, 2007
“Spirit of Anne Frank” – Anne Frank Center USA, 1998