Writing and Editing
and Profiles from the South
fax: (404) 297-8136
Freelance Writer and Editor, 1996-present
Specializing in profiles and articles about politics, the arts, lifestyle and food for national publications (such as People, George, Bon Appétit, and Traditional Home), and for such local and regional publications as Southern Living, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and Atlanta magazine. Also experienced in privately commissioned biography, case statements and policy briefs.
Assignment Editor/Living Section,
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 1993-1995
Daily newspaper with a circulation of 500,000 (750,000 Sundays), published by Cox Enterprises.
Edited columnists (Celestine Sibley, "Talk of the Town" column Peach Buzz and the staff-generated Relationships column); assigned and edited stories from four general assignment reporters. Later, developed and wrote the weekly First Look column, highlighting dining, the arts, pop culture and trends, and wrote occasional feature centerpieces for the weekday Living and Sunday Dixie Living sections.
Arts and Entertainment Editor,
1988-1993, Atlanta Magazine
Monthly city magazine with a circulation of 75,000, then published by a subsidiary of American Express.
Assigned and edited the Insider, Pleasures (arts and entertainment) and dining sections, as well as travel pieces and features. Wrote a monthly column highlighting a local arts and entertainment figure (Halle Berry, the Atlanta Opera’s William Fred Scott, filmmaker Julie Dash, R&B producer Dallas Austin). Wrote short restaurant reviews and instituted "celebrity reviews" from Braves General Manager John Schuerholz, celebutante RuPaul and writer Bailey White, among others.
Freelance Writer and Editor,
New York City, 1980-1987
Edited technical publications while writing four books on pop culture (Elvis Costello, Chuck Berry and Talking Heads, all paperback biographies published by Proteus Publishing, London; and a "do-it-yourself adventure," Match Point, one of a series called Lifegames published by New American Library).
Education: B.A., English, Kentucky Wesleyan College
M.A., English, University of Georgia
Member, Atlanta Press Club
Member, Editorial Board, UGA’s Georgia Magazine
3851 Bretton Woods Road
Decatur, Georgia 30032
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