I have a rich trove of writing and editing experience with topics of great interest in the human behavior arena.
I offer writing clients impeccably accurate, well-researched and lively copy that tells the story in a compelling way to keep readers interested.
After decades of experience conveying complex or sensitive material to the lay public, I am able to provide a solid bridge between knowledgeable experts and a wider audience.
I do line, substantive and developmental editing with authors in my specialty areas. Self-help nonfiction books are a particular interest, and I can offer strong recommendations from satisfied authors. (Please click on the Accolades navigation bar for a few.)
I also have written for the Los Angeles Times Health section and for magazines published by the Southern Poverty Law Center, a civil rights group. I have posted assigned stories online for health websites such as Lifescript.com and written blogs published on sites such as Salon, Alternet and Hatewatch. Please click on my Portfolio above for samples.
Before launching a freelance career and working at USA Today, I was Associate Editor of the former “Human Behavior” magazine, authored “The Human Angle,” a nationally syndicated, weekly column on new developments in the behavioral sciences, and worked as an education reporter covering the public schools and University of California system.
I have a B.A. in English Language and Literature from the University of Michigan and an M.A. in Communication from Stanford University.
After growing up in the Midwest, I lived in New York and am now based in Los Angeles.