Project Editor
ed2go (A Division of Cengage Learning)

04/2010 - Present

Write, develop, edit, and project manage online courses.

   Edit and write educational content provided by subject matter experts in a wide range of topics.

   Update and revise existing courses to improve quality and align with corporate standards.

   Format and upload course content using Moodle and a proprietary learning management system.

   Collaborate on course marketing materials and new course announcements.

   Manage and implement existing courses to align with external corporate partnerships.


Freelance Writer and Editor

01/2003 - Present

Projects including:

   Educational content for WNET New York and Metropolitan Opera

   Online promotional copy for Starwood Hotels, Baileys Liqueur, Crown Royal, and BMG Music.

   Website copy for Mosaic Business Group, ID Society, and Gateway Foundation.

   Feature writing for Chicago Social, Chicago Sun-Times Red Streak, DiningOut Magazine, Dramatics Magazine, Career World Magazine, Tana's Habitat, and Centerstage Chicago.

   Proofreading for's online courses and Scott Foresman reading programs.


Managing Editor
DigitalCity (A Division of America Online)

12/2001 - 4/2003

Managed the programming and development of 10 online entertainment/shopping guides.

   Supervised 16 editors in the production of content for DigitalCity's Midwest sites.

   Managed development of new features; provided final quality assurance for publication.

   Maintained and communicated guidelines for programming and style.

   Developed in-house processes and materials for hiring and training of all new editors.

   Undertook competitive analysis and qualitative assessments of programming.


Senior Editor
DigitalCity (A Division of America Online)

09/2000 - 12/2001

Assisted opening AOL Local's Chicago office responsible for programming nine online city guides.

   Wrote, edited and published online copy for entertainment and shopping guides, including the development of region- and city-specific features.

   Developed and documented office processes; created office intranet.

   Managed training of new contractors and mentored editors in writing style and work habits.


Manager of Editorial Services
FastWeb, Inc. (A Division of Monster)

11/1998 - 09/2000

Produced and managed the editorial output for an Internet-based company.

   Supervised the creation of original education-related content for the site, including segmented email newsletters, print newsletters for educators, and daily stories.

   Developed corporate messages, promotional products, and brochures.

   Managed a team of writers, freelancers, and interns.


Education Programs Coordinator
Center for Talent Development, Northwestern

05/1995 - 02/1997

Designed and coordinated four educational programs for gifted pre-college students.

   Participated in development of course offerings; coordinated enrollment.

   Produced program brochures, including design, copywriting and coordination of mailing.

   Hired and supervised teaching staff and teaching assistants.


Northwestern University

09/1993 - 08/1995

Designed and taught four courses; served as teaching assistant for three undergraduate courses in the English and Classics departments.



Ph.D. in English Literature -- Northwestern University, December 1998

M.A. in English Literature -- Northwestern University, June 1991

B.A. in English Literature -- U.C.L.A., December 1988, Summa cum laude



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