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Freelance Writer/Editor

About Me

I'm a seasoned editor/journalist who is passionate about equipping people with information that adds value to their lives, businesses & industries.

EXPERTISE: beauty, business, retailing, B2B, wellness, spirituality

SPECIALTIES: copyediting, developmental editing, proofreading, fact checking; reporting, news writing, blogging, essay writing, interviewing, copywriting, research, social media, content creation & strategy; features, profiles, bios, buyers guides, calendar events, show coverage, ebooks, email copy ... across online, digital & print platforms

ADDITIONAL INTERESTS: vegetarianism/veganism, minimalism, sustainable living, women's lifestyle topics; & I LOVE helping people slow down & live more purposeful/authentic lives.

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE: on-camera reporting, voice-over, speaker & panel moderator experience, from large venues to small.


Books (Business Development, Instruction, Novel, Writing Development)

Ebook Copy
Website Content
Email Content

Beauty, including Products/Trends

Business, including Profiles/Strategy/Tools

Consumer Goods

Consumerism, including Cultural/Generational




Family Life


Marketing, including Cultural/Generational (e.g., Millennials)


New Businesses/Products

News, including Industry/Launches

Profiles, including Businesses/Executives

Retailing, including Strategy



Trends Wellness (meditation, mindset, mindfulness, authenticity, purposeful/conscious living, rest)

Work-Life Balance

Additionally, I've authored & edited a 100-page office policy & procedure manual, which was an indulgence for my detail-oriented mind.

Industries I Write About



Health & Wellness

My Writing Samples

Charcoal Beauty

This article highlights for beauty retailers the origin, uses and benefits of charcoal in beauty products and regimens.


Logistics First

This article helps product creators navigate the ins and outs of logistics, as well as determine the best time to outsource it.



Freelance Writer & Editor

I produce online and print content for the trade beauty industry, and edit/proofread writing books and other content within the book publishing industry.

Company: Freelance Writer & Editor

I worked there from 1/2016 until now

Senior Editor, Editor, Associate Editor

Conceived, produced, developed and managed print, digital, social media and Web content; managed freelancers; managed team meetings, deadlines and calendar; determined magazine's final content; collaborated with various departments and brand partners; attended industry events to produce editorial, photos and video.

Company: Creative Age Publications/Beauty Store Business

I worked there from 10/2006 until 1/2016

Assistant Managing Editor

Fact checked/copyedited/proofread copy; produced and managed multiple enewsletters; edited, produced and managed Web content; worked with multiple departments to ensure quality.

Company: Virgo Publishing Inc.

I worked there from 2/2005 until 8/2006

Staff Editor

Proofread/copyedited and managed peer-reviewed academic journal and supplements; edited, reformatted and redesigned supplemental materials; authored 100-page office policy and procedures manual; contributed to the publication of a neurosurgery book.

Company: Neurosurgery Journal

I worked there from 5/2001 until 12/2004

Journalism Degree

Bachelor's degree

Company: California State University Northridge

I worked there from 9/1991 until 5/2001

Content I Write