About

I’ve been a professional writer and editor for more than 20 years. As a journalist, I’ve published work in newspapers and magazines in Berkeley, Minneapolis, New York, San Antonio, and San Francisco. I’ve covered everything from the arts to local politics, but for the last seven years my focus has been food writing and book reviews.

I’ve had creative nonfiction essays published in three books, including Literary OrphansThe Secret Atlas of North Coast Food, and Minnesota Lunch, a short history of sandwiches (with recipes!) that tells the story of the state.

I also have a long history in communications. Among my many prior incarnations, I was the communications director at a small nonprofit, the senior writer at a design firm, and a senior account manager at a global tech PR firm. Over the years, I have written copy that extolled cowboy art, chronicled the work-a-day life of library scientists, and evangelized everything from wheat futures to fancy bandaids and Post-it Notes.

My copyediting experiences have been similarly diverse: books, websites, university course material, and everything in between. I’m familiar with AP, Chicago, and APA style.

In addition to these experiences, I recently completed my MFA in writing and literature at Bennington College.

All of this work has taught me to be a quick study, to mind the details and deadlines, and most importantly, to find the story. I’m passionate about writing, and I really enjoy collaborating with my clients, colleagues, and the people I write about.

I like to keep the site tidy, so this is just a small sample of my work. If you’d like to see more, please contact me. You can also visit my Linkedin profile for a comprehensive list of clients and experience.