Versatile Writer │ Experienced Managing Editor │ Publication Redesigner


  • Over 20 years of senior-level editorial and writing experience at consumer and trade publications.
  • Expert at driving production of print and online publications from concept to execution: conceptualize issues; plan editorial calendar; shape content; manage budgets; guide design and all visuals from cover to cover; employ social media strategies to grow audience.
  • Broad range of writing subjects includes true crime, music, film, food, travel, politics, education, philosophy, history. science, medicine, sports, technology, and other areas for publications ranging from Traditional Home and Country Home to True Detective and Greater Portland Magazine.
  • Over a decade of online experience in blogging and issue-related journalism.
  • Developed , managed and mentored a team of writers and editors.
  • Writing portfolio available at home.earthlink.net/~xofpi1/.


  • Twice led complete redesigns of a trade publication, converting it from a 20-page three-color regional newsletter (circ. 2,000) to an ad revenue-generating 58-page four-color national magazine (circ. 13,000); launched and managed the online version of the magazine.
  • Won 2001 Mercury Award for September 11 Special Issue; won 2010 Media Award from Northeast Rehabilitation Association for raising awareness of issues related to disability.
  • Supervised editorial and raised quality of writing for True Detective, the legendary and largest circulation true crime publication at the time; also managed editorial for four other true crime publications concurrently.
  • Wrote reviews cited in print and on-line ad copy for The Art Instinct by Denis Dutton, The Mad Ones by Tom Folsom, The Adderall Diaries by Stephen Elliot, Murder City by Charles Bowden, and many others.
  • Profiled music personalities as wide-ranging as Bebe Buell (actress Liv Tyler’s mother) and Toshiyuki Shimada, the long-serving Japanese conductor and artistic director of the Portland Symphony Orchestra.


 United Spinal Association (Jackson Heights, NY) | Managing Editor | October 1995—May 2011
Kirkus Reviews (New York, NY) | Nonfiction Reviewer | October 2008—present
RGH Publishing (New York, NY) | 1990—1995
·         Managing Editor | 1991—1995
·         Editor | 1990—1991
Freelance Writer (Maine, Connecticut, and New York City) | 1986—1995


 Wesleyan University (Middletown, CT) | BA, English | 1990

  • Studied nonfiction writing with Annie Dillard | Spring 1988


PC and Mac proficient; MS Office; Photoshop; sInDesign; Insite; Quark XPress; WordPress; Sharepoint; Social Media Strategies (Twitter; Tumblr; Facebook, YouTube); CRM; read French and Spanish; familiar with Chicago and AP style.

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  2. 1. In Russia, there is no strong left opposition. Party Zyuganov – racist.
    a. Dial google site for Russian “Sochi Dargins” will come out on the site of the St. Petersburg branch of the party Zyuganov racist slander article annoying ethnic Dargin titled “How a Russian Caucasus”
    Attend to that in the Nogai steppe (where are Neftekumsk and South Sukhokumsk) descendants of Russian colonialists (who Bole than indigenous Nogai) becomes smaller than Dargins
    b. dial the search site Yandex “Magomedov tram” will come out on the Russian slanderous Caucasophobia
    at. in close to Zyuganov’s party newspaper “Soviet Russia”, “kavkazofobskaya article Caucasian ridge problems”

    2. In the Russian fascists in power – Zhirinovsky, Minister of Tkachev as an example
    Fascists from Russia sometimes like evrosoyusche power in the United States, a fascist Alexei Navalny in 2008 proposed to close the Chechens and Ingush in the ghetto

    3. Let us promote the idea. Seychs almost everywhere in the world the state gives a person 100% set of civil rights upon reaching a certain age. It is necessary to demolish the medieval anachronism. The rights should be tied to the level of development and scholarship

    4. According to information available on the territory of St. Petersburg, Bryansk region passed an unconstitutional ordinance (the AKP), according to which at night are prohibited from being on the street by people under 18 (!) Years. This contradicts the basic law of Russia – the Constitution, Article 27 on freedom of movement. In addition: 1. Under current law people have the right to start work at the age of 14, to have sex with 16 years, to use public transport to 7 years. A closer look we see that: – The law does not prohibit part time in private, such as for example, help in plumbing work or setting up computer equipment. ACP prevents the implementation of a permanent employment or part-time because it is possible to return to the place of residence to part-time work at any time of the day – the AKP prevent sexual and personal life of the citizens, since the law is not regulated, what time should commit acts of intimacy, acts of intimacy is allowed to do at any time, in any dwelling, respectively, can not be regulated by the return from the meeting – Citizens have the right to use public transport, long before 18 years of age, respectively, prevents the return of the AKP in the residence with good transport links. And if long-distance trains arriving in the city of residence of a citizen in the night? 2. Many citizens are forced to help elderly relatives, which are moved through the city 3. Nonresident citizens often come back at night in a hostel in the city study of native settlements 4. The citizens formed a negative image of the police and the state as a whole (the risk that young people protest can go to the extremist community) 5. Discrimination contributes to mental illness, aggravates social problems may be a factor of depression and suicide crimes 6. The citizen is not obliged to carry a watch, have hours and hours to be able to use. So this is a gross violation of national and international. 7. Moreover, it is a violation of the Russian Federation adopted the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights – Articles 2,7,9,10,12,17 pact (since 16 years, people have the right to privacy), 18,21,22, 26 Please distribute, write to the United Nations in the Court of Human Rights, the President of Russia, the Russian prosecutor’s office, the investigative committee of Russia

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