The articles on this page are just a few of the hundreds of pieces I’ve published. I've crafted copy on everything from helicopters and railroad transportation to recipes and new business openings. But, you'll notice on this page that I also specialize in health content.
Writing is the easiest part of the job as a freelancer. The hardest part is selling oneself, hence the website.
But to me, the journey into publishing is what's really amazing. Let me tell you how I got started... I was a fresh college graduate looking for my big break. Though I was working full time in the corporate office of a large apparel manufacturing company, I leaped at the chance to produce a feature article for a small alternative health and spirituality magazine, which was a state away, in Providence, Rhode Island. A week later, I finished my article (which was later published—see "Fresh Fruit Fixes"), and was offered a part-time editorial assistant position. To make it work, I also took a full-time 5 p.m. to midnight job proofreading for a law firm in the financial district of Boston, Massachusetts. I'd work half a day in Providence and then return to Boston and proofread all night. During this time, I also took a two-month leave from both jobs to intern at Marie Claire magazine.
Within two years, I landed at one of the seven sisters—Family Circle. With hard work, I soon had my own "Medical News" column, which required original reporting and interviewing. I spent five years interviewing lots and lots of doctors and other medical professionals. I even interviewed a Surgeon General and met his predecessor in person.
Why tell you this? These experiences serve as pretty good writing cred and I worked very hard for it (like most people do). To have had these experiences, and demonstrate them through writing samples, is something I'm extremely grateful for. But, really, I just enjoy the process of putting words together, regardless the audience or publication. So whether you're a big glossy or a small newsletter or newspaper, I give you my A game. I bring it.