Award-Winning Writing, Editing, Print Design & Management
* More samples available upon request.
If you need top-quality freelance writing and editing — everything from event coverage to proofreading published material — please consider my services. I also am skilled at using Quark Xpress to design print-based material such as newspaper pages, marketing brochures and informational graphics.
My journalism career began in the summer of 1993 as an intern for the West Orange Times in beautiful downtown Winter Garden, Florida. Four years later, I was covering high school, college and professional sports for the Orlando Sentinel.
Since then, I have written and edited thousands of articles for some of the nation's most prestigious publications, including the Chicago Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, Houston Chronicle, Richmond Times-Dispatch, Connecticut Post and Tampa Tribune. In addition, I have vast experience at papers in small- to mid-size markets such as the High Point (N.C.) Enterprise, Harrisonburg (Va.) Daily News-Record and Culpeper (Va.) Star-Exponent. Online, I have managed content initiatives for Realtor.com, SFGate.com and APME.org.
As top editor of a small daily newspaper near Washington, D.C., I hired, trained and managed a staff of reporters, photographers, editors/designers and multiple freelancers. As features department manager for the nation's largest content-outsourcing company, I led a large, geographically remote staff that produced more than 200 stories per week. And as editor of six hyperlocal magazines across Central Florida, I produced 32-page monthly publications that relied solely on content contributed from members of the community ... and yours truly.
News-Based Writing Samples
Feature Writing for Rollins College
Rollins, located in Winter Park, Florida, is one of the nation's top liberal arts colleges. The links below will take you to a comprehensive list of stories I have written for its online and printed publications. Click on the photo for my story on Sir Paul McCartney's surprise visit to campus.