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I am a professional writer, editor and designer. My skills have been honed over the past 12 years at midsize and major metropolitan newspapers, university communications offices and, now, a scientific society.
I started out as a copy editor at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette in 2000. Shortly thereafter, I joined the Houston Chronicle, where I rose from a night news copy editor to the Sunday Page One editor. When I left the newspaper industry in 2007, I served as a research communicator and then as a science writer and media relations rep for the University of Houston. In 2009, I joined the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, managing special writing and editing projects at the Journal of Biological Chemistry, serving as the chief communicator for society, and writing and editing for the nonprofit’s member magazine, ASBMB Today. In January 2012, I was named editor of the magazine.
In April 2012, the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology held its annual meeting in conjunction with the Experimental Biology conference. I handled media relations for ASBMB and one of its sister societies, the American Association of Anatomists. You can see some of my placements in the Washington Post, Scientific American, The Daily Mail, Discovery News, MIT Technology Review, Latina Magazine, Kurzweil, The Huffington Post, The Atlantic Wire, Discover Magazine and MSNBC. And you can read some of my news releases here.
In late July 2011, I stepped in to serve as the interim editor of our society’s monthly member magazine, ASBMB Today. I found it very rewarding to again be working with numerous volunteer contributors and freelance writers of varying expertise and training. In January 2012, I took the position full time. In April 2012, we debuted the magazine’s first poetry contest, and later that year we put out a call for its first personal essay series. If you’re interested in joining our contributors program for emerging writers, please contact me at email@example.com.
I also handled media relations for ASBMB and the American Association of Anatomists at the Experimental Biology 2011 conference. Visit the New York Times and Time Magazine to see a couple of those placements.