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Award-winning editor and writer with experience leading an international magazine to success, winning 14 industry honors for excellence in 12 years. However, the biggest compliment I have received from readers is that after I arrived at that magazine, it greatly improved.
I also have covered news and wrote in-depth stories for Consumers Digest magazine and led the creation of the annual Stanford Anesthesia magazine for Stanford University School of Medicine's anesthesia department. I have B2B magazine and web experience, as well as newspaper experience. I am grateful for the latter, because it taught me the importance of meeting deadlines, no matter how tight they are, and helped get me to where I am today.
Whether through writing or editing, I have a passion for helping you communicate your organization's or members' stories, educating and entertaining readers. I am able to understand your readers and connect with them, conveying your message.
As a leader of a marketing communications team, I also learned the importance of engaging a team to create a product and that everyone plays a vital role in that process, no matter how big or small. Your team members are your biggest asset. That said, I have valuable skills that enable me to work with a team to create high-quality communications, whether digital or print.
I earned my MBA in marketing from Loyola University Chicago in 2014 to assist in my role as a marketing communications leader. I have applied the theory and hard skills I learned during my studies to my work ever since. My education has proven to be an asset, and I thrived on creating integrated marketing plans, analyzing statistical data and delving into financial reports. My hard work paid off as I worked full-time and put myself through grad school: I was inducted into the Beta Gamma Sigma honor society. and walked away with invaluable skills.
To further utilize my marketing skills while employing my skill and passion for writing, I became a blogger. I am a health editor, writer and blogger, utilizing SEO strategy. I have blogged for Paloma Health, a D2C company, and for takethatbreastcancer.com. At the latter, I write about my experiences as a breast cancer survivor. I share news about cancer research and other useful information. My hope is that others find necessary support and/or insight through reading about shared concerns.
I also blog about the dynamic apprenticeship industry, illustrating my skills at writing about diverse topics.
As an award-winning editor, I have oversaw the content and production of nearly 50 magazine issues, most recently the annual Stanford Anesthesia magazine. The publication's audience is potential anesthesia residents, alumni, physicians/professors and colleagues of Stanford University's School of Medicine. A main goal of the issue is to recruit new medical residents while highlighting physicians' research and innovative medical techniques. As managing editor of the issue, I contracted writers to
An accomplished journalist/senior director of communications, I oversaw all content for 48 issues of the award-winning Magazine of Sigma Chi, ensuring consistency and proper grammar, punctuation and style. I led all production of each issue, planning its content and assigning it to writers, editors and photographers.I also served as a writer, composing feature stories and a letter from the editor in all issues. I collaborated with photographers and designers to create the covers of each issue.
I interviewed physicians for the annual Stanford Anesthesia magazine and wrote about their work in these profiles. It's amazing how you can tell a story in a short 350 or so words.
At Consumers Digest magazine, I oversaw five news departments of each issue, while contributing feature stories. This in-depth guide to selecting a dog daycare generated interest in a potential book deal on the topic.
I write for and edit articles at takethatbreastcancer.com, which details the challenges of living with a breast cancer diagnosis.
Award-winning editor and writer for media, nonprofit and for-profit organizations. Clients include Cancer Wellness Magazine, Stanford University School of Medicine, Paloma Health, CCI Media, The Delta of Sigma Nu and the Colibri Group. Have also contributed to Wildfire magazine, dedicated to women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer, and have published articles on LinkedIn as an author.
I worked there from 1/2019 until now
Oversaw public relations and marketing communications efforts for 250,000-member leadership development organization. Created strategic plans to promote the value of fraternity. Led creation of award-winning quarterly magazine. Enforced brand management and visual identity overseeing an annual budget of $500,000-plus. Created and executed timelines for marketing communications while coaching an associate editor, copyeditor and social media manager
Company: Sigma Chi Corporation
I worked there from 11/1977 until 1/2019
Recruited by leading consumer publication to spearhead production of five magazine departments. Supervised writers. Worked with graphic designer to produce visually appealing pages. As editor, increased story count within departments and increased their newsworthiness. Oversaw intern.
Company: Consumers Digest Magazine
I worked there from 1/2004 until 10/2006