My Resume

Editorial Staff positions

2006-Present            Dominion Parenting Media

Editor/Managing Editor, L.A. Parent

  • Responsible for planning, assigning and editing for this monthly regional parenting magazine, website,  weekly e-newsletter and social media presence
  • Produce a monthly health column for the print magazine, and handle the majority of the publication’s health features
  • Plan and maintain LAParent.com
  • Maintain a blog, Health-E, devoted to family health matters

Senior Editor/Health Writer

  • Produce a monthly health column for the group’s 8 regional parenting publications
  • Produce weekly health updates for Parenthood.com, a web site affiliated with the group

2000-2003            education.com

Content Manager

  • Planned much of the weekly and monthly content for this educational Web site serving parents, teachers and students
  • Researched and wrote articles, and contracted with freelance writers to gather additional content
  • Edited all content and ensured that it was ready for posting by deadline
  • Reviewed content weekly for accuracy, clarity and appeal

1999–2000            United Parenting Publications

Editor in Chief

  • Organized editorial department for 27 newly acquired magazines
  • Created new structure and format for all publications
  • Responsible for determining national feature content, and supervising staff that coordinated design, local content and column content
  • Set department procedural policies and maintained department budget

1995–1999            LA Parent magazine

Managing  Editor

  • Made feature assignments and coordinated art and layout for features and columns
  • Edited and proofed copy, and saw the magazine through production

Women’s Pages/Family Health Editor

  • Made story assignments and coordinated art and layout for one monthly and one quarterly section of the magazine
  • Wrote features as assigned, as well as a monthly children’s health column

Special Sections Editor

  • Coordinated with sales departments to gather material for advertorial sections
  • Wrote feature articles and material for other sections as assigned
  • Researched and wrote a monthly column on children’s health

1990–1993            Southern California Community Newspapers

Staff Reporter

  • Wrote virtually all content for four community weeklies
  • Writing, reporting, editing, photography
  • Supervised layout and worked with staff photographers

Freelance Work

1994-2006

My work has appeared in the following publications:

  • United Parenting Publications, a national chain of regional magazines
  • L.A Parent magazine, a local publication in Los Angeles county
  • Noise, a magazine for teens in L.A. high schools
  • Pharmaceutical & Medical Packaging News, a national trade publication
  • Medical Product Manufacturing News, a national trade publication
  • MX, a trade publication for medical device executives
  • IVD Technology
  • Medical Device & Diagnostic Industry

Books Published

2002 — The 24-Hour Pediatrician , Three Rivers Press

Covers basic children’s health topics. Research included interviews with more than 120 pediatricians.

1998 — Safe and Secure, Berkley Press

Covers basic child safety topics. Research included input from a number of child safety organizations, and individual safety experts.

Additional Qualifications

  • Mac & PC proficient
  • Basic Office software
  • WordPress and CMS
  • Social media
  • Basic HTML
2011 California Fellow, Association of Health Care Journalists

2010 California Endowment Health Journalism Fellow

1985–1990 California State University Fresno — BA, Journalism-Print media, minor in English Literature

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