I'm an expert in editorial best practices and quality control with over 15 years' experience in the publishing industry. I currently lead the copy and research department at one of the country's top monthly magazines. Whether the topic is art, health, food, home, or science, I ensure the writing is clear, engaging, factually accurate, appropriate for its intended audience, and unbiased. I communicate diplomatically across teams to streamline workflow and meet deadlines and budgets.
Copy and Research Chief, Real Simple
Edit entire monthly magazine (circulation 2+ million) to ensure writing is engaging, clear, accurate, unbiased, and free of usage and grammar errors. Set rules on style, maintain style guide, and develop writing and fact-checking resources for staff and contributors. Oversee research editor. Collaborate with managing editor and production director to streamline workflow and communicate processes to staff. Edit book-review column. Pitch, research, and write column on science, nature, and history.
Edit books, articles, grants, press releases, websites, blog posts, résumés, and more for a variety of clients.
Deputy Copy and Research Chief, Real Simple, Travel + Leisure, Departures
November 2017–August 2018
Worked with small team to integrate the three magazines’ copy, research, and production departments. Focused on combining the research and copy desks at Real Simple. This included reorganizing workflow, redefining staff roles, developing training materials, and overseeing freelance copyeditors and fact-checkers.
Copy Chief, Health, Real Simple
October 2016–November 2017
Managed the merging of the two magazines’ copy desks. Built a new style guide to establish a consistent voice for both publications. Recruited and oversaw a team of freelance copyeditors. Wrote succinct, lively copy for Real Simple's monthly table of contents.
Copy Chief, Health
August 2013–October 2016
Edited monthly magazine for clarity, logic, and style. Managed freelance copyeditors. Spearheaded transition to a digital workflow to boost efficiency. Worked with editorial, research, art, and production teams to close issues on time and error-free.
Associate Copyeditor/Writer, Real Simple
August 2010–August 2013
Under the direction of copy chief, line edited, copyedited, and proofread print issues, tablet editions, and special books. Worked with art team to finesse layouts. Helped manage workflow and assign tasks to freelancers. Wrote print articles on fitness, health, and fashion, as well as home decor copy for online slideshows.
February 2009–August 2010
Line edited, copyedited, proofread, and fact-checked full contents of print issues. Pitched, researched, and wrote articles on a range of art-world topics. Interviewed high-profile artists, such as Tony Feher and Tim Burton.
English Teacher, Lycée de Bazeilles, France
February 2008–July 2008
Designed and conducted English lessons for French vocational school students. Edited students’ essays for substance and grammar. Gave private conversation classes.
Editorial Intern, The Paris Review
September 2007–December 2007
Evaluated submitted fiction and poetry manuscripts for potential publication. Copyedited and fact-checked two issues. Performed administrative duties. Trained new interns.
Certificates & Training
Advanced Editing Certificate from ACES: The Society for Editing and the Poynter Institute (2019)
Moore Fact-Checking Workshop via MIT’s Knight Science Journalism Program (November 2019)
ACES Editing Conference in Providence, Rhode Island (March 2019)
Grant writing, creative nonfiction, digital writing, and HTML courses at the NYU School of Professional Studies (2011–2014)
TESL Certificate from Oxford Seminars (2007)
Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut
B.A. with honors
September 2003–May 2007
Majored in the College of Letters, a selective interdisciplinary program in European history, literature, and philosophy. Studied abroad at the Universidad de Carlos III in Madrid. Served as arts editor of college newspaper for two years.