Publishing, marketing, editorial experience

Jossey Bass Inc., Publishers: I held positions of increasing responsibility, gradually moving into leadership positions in editorial and business development. I began as a promotional copywriter and soon moved in the position of Assistant Marketing Director, where I training copywriters in the art of writing compelling, audience- and benefits-focused copy. Later as Journals Director and Senior Editor, I worked closely with thought leaders in the disciplines of higher education, management, and leadership to develop newsletters, books, and journals.

Independent Developmental Editor & Coach, I continued to work with Jossey-Bass authors to develop their manuscripts, as well as other clients, including authors of fiction and creative nonfiction.   (see Manuscript Development & Editorial Portfolio pages.

Sonoma County Economic Development Board: I developed and promoted the Sonoma County Healthy Business Program, whose goal was to encourage worksite wellness at businesses throughout the county. I wrote and designed all promotional materials, including website, Facebook posts, brochures, and program resources.

Continuing Education of the Bar: I wrote copy promoting continuing education courses in specialized areas of the law.

Teaching experience

English Teacher, Berkeley High School

English Teacher, Magic Mountain School, private nontraditional middle school school in Berkeley, CA,

2nd and 3rd Grade Teacher, Proctor Terrace Elementary, Santa Rosa, CA,

Teaching Associate, Critical Reading & Writing, Sonoma State University,


College admissions experience

for more information see Admissions Essay pages

Blue Stars Admissions: As a writing coach, I oversaw essay development for students seeking admission to a range of competitive colleges, including: Stanford, Brown, Carnegie Mellon, Princeton, Barnard, Swarthmore, Harvey Mudd, USC, NYU, Washington University, UCLA, U.C. Berkeley, U.C. San Diego, U.C. Davis.

Independent Developmental Editor & Writing Coach. I have also worked with independent clients on developing college admissions essays.


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