2013-present: Senior editor, researcher and production director, CPA Trendlines

August 2012-present: Full-time freelancer

January 2012-August 2012: City and county government reporter, Bay City Times and

  • Covered city and county government beats
  • Posted stories and updates online, including photography and occasional video
  • Engaged in community outreach through story comments, Facebook and Twitter

September 2010-December 2011: Internet strategist, Valley Publishing, Bay City (MI)

  • Optimized online presence of three daily newspapers
  • Compiled electronic newsletters for three daily newspapers, six days per week
  • Tended Facebook accounts for three daily and two periodic publications

July 2009-September 2010, January 2012: Copy editor, Valley Publishing, Bay City (MI)

  • Edited news and feature copy for three daily newspapers, and all copy for seven weeklies
  • Communicated with editors regarding news budgets, story placement and front page layout
  • Designed and built pages

September 2008-August 2009: Editor, AGP & Associates Inc., Midland (MI)

  • Edited sales sheets, brochures, white papers and other materials for clients in the chemical and financial industries
  • Ensured adherence to corporate style guides
  • Performed side-by-side comparison to proofread Chinese, Korean, Turkish, Portuguese and other languages

July 1995-August 2008: New media editor, Midland Daily News, Midland (MI)

  • Created or oversaw several website redesigns
  • Curated online comments, following guidelines developed in cooperation with corporate legal department
  • Created the newspaper’s first bulletin board news service, online store, forums and blogs
  • Served as administrator of Internet service provider for three years
  • Covered Dow Chemical Co. as a reporter for three years
  • Designed and built editorial and wire pages
  • Served on editorial board, writing editorials and columns

August 1992-December 1992: Adjunct faculty, Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant (MI)

  • Taught a junior-level editing course in the journalism department

July 1989-July 1995: Reporter, copy editor and weekend editor, Midland Daily News

  • Wrote feature and business stories
  • Edited all non-sports copy
  • Designed and built pages
  • Served on editorial board, writing editorials and columns

August 1988-June 1989: Education and general assignment reporter/photographer, Township Times, Saginaw (MI)

December 1988: Bachelor of arts in English, Saginaw Valley State University, University Center, MI