I grew up in a large, boisterous family where everyone talked, constantly, but never really communicated. That’s probably why I’m so fussy about words.
My professional experience includes writing articles and book reviews for magazines, newspapers, and websites. For a dozen years, I worked at an NPR-affiliate radio station. While there, I interviewed authors and produced a weekly literary program that was supported, in part, by the numerous successful grant applications I submitted. During that time, I also produced podcasts, radio plays, live events, and children’s programs, some of which were funded by grant money I obtained for the projects.
Inexplicably, I then wasted a few weeks working as a marketing copywriter for SlimFast and transcribing celebrity interviews recorded in Los Angeles. What was I thinking?
Now I help nonprofit organizations with grant applications, web content, and social media. I also edit podcast episodes for Biographers International Organization and LiveTalks Los Angeles, among others.
Oh, and I facilitate autobiography writing classes at a senior center and experiment with digital photography. Children and dogs are my favorite subjects.