RESUME

 
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I have spent the past 20 years putting my journalism degree to work at exciting startups and top magazine brands. Writing, editing, content strategy, partnerships, SEO, social media, video, and more: it's all part of my world. Ghostwriting is a new addition and I'm thrilled for the publication of the soon-to-be published book Your Turn about career + motherhood. 

 

 Recent highlights are below—see full resume here.

Ghostwriter, Your Turn: Careers, Comebacks, and Kids

Collaborated on book to be published October 1, 2019 by HarperCollins Business. 

Freelance writer, editor, content strategist

​2016 - present

 

• Writer for such media outlets as Real Simple, Southern Living, eBay, Huffington Post, Clos-ette.com, Realtor.com, Levo.com, and more. Specializes in lifestyle, career, business, money, and parenting content. Co-author The Catholic Girl’s Guide to Sex, (Broadway Books 2003).
 

• Content strategist for TiffanyDufu.com, author of Drop the Ball (Flatiron 2017); Après (apresgroup.com), startup dedicated to helping women return to the workforce; MyJoyst.com and more. 

• Ghostwriter and editor for various clients including Fran Hauser (author of The Myth of the Nice Girl), Bonnie St. John (best-selling author and leadership expert), Kara Nortman (Partner Upfront Ventures), Story.co (Nancy Hala and Sheri Salata ‘s new content website).  

The Cru/FindYourCru.com, Chief Content Editor

2019 - present
 

Lead the editorial efforts for the peer mentorship platform. Includes writing newsletters and content for the site. 

Raise Communications Group, Editorial Director

2017 - present
 

Lead the editorial efforts for communication group, which works with high-growth startups. Role includes content strategy and thought leadership development with CEOs and founders. 

 

 

Levo.com, VP, Content Development 

2014 - 2016
 

Led the editorial team and created and executed digital content strategy for the fastest-growing career and mentorship community for millennials. 

RealSimple.com, Managing Editor/ Editor in Chief  

2008 - 2014

 

Led the editorial department for the award-winning website for the Real Simple brand. Achieved triple digit growth across the board throughout my time. 

The Knot (xo group), Deputy Editor 

2004 - 2008 

Responsible for all content and new site launches for TheKnot.com.

Time Inc. Custom Publishing, Associate Editor

2002- 2004

Northwestern University, Medill School of Journalism

BSJ 1999, Evanston, IL

 

Magazine Publishing Major
Italian Studies Minor

 

Work​
experience​
Education
Skills & Service
  • Board Member, Advance the Cure 4 MS

  • 2010 Board Member, YWCA of Ridgewood, NJ,

  • 2010-2015 Time Inc Mentor Program Participant

  • Lite HTML/CSS

  • Lite Video Editing Tools (Wipster, Vimeo)

Speaking & Press
  • WNYC, All of It with Alison Stewart (Listen)

Awards 
  • Best Social Integration for Pinterest, Henry R. Luce Award, RealSimple.com

  • 2013 Best Relaunch/ Redesign, Min Best of the Web Awards, RealSimple.com,

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