I spend my days as a health writer and editor, with a focus on digital articles for consumers. As a freelance writer and editor, I enjoy health, relationship, and lifestyle topics, and I’ve covered everything from restaurants to real estate. My work has appeared everywhere from The Washington Post and Time Out to Playboy.com, and I even contributed to U.S. News & World Report’s first ebook How to Live to 100.
I was formerly the senior editor of Capitol File magazine, where I managed print and online projects and served as deputy to the editor-in-chief. This work included planning, editing, reporting, and writing engaging content for all magazine sections and the Web; booking and interviewing celebrities and notables; and representing the magazine at events and for media interviews, including (quite fun) appearances on Fox News Channel and Fox 5 News in DC. Yep, it was busy.
Before that I was senior associate editor of AARP The Magazine, the largest circulation magazine in the world with 35 million readers. There, I supervised editorial and social media projects on deadline. I also represented the magazine on editorial panels, including two at the 2012 conference of the American Society of Journalists and Authors, and (again) served as a source for media interviews. For instance, my reporting on “elf ears” inspired a segment on Good Morning America and an ABC News article. (Go ahead and click. It’s okay!)
Other jobs I’ve held include my post as associate editor of SAMHSA News, the award-winning newsletter of the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, and as a reporter for The Gazette newspaper, part of The Washington Post Company.
I’m bilingual in English and Spanish, and when I’m not in writing wonderland, I love shopping. And traveling near and (most often) far. Want to know more? Feel free to wander around my site or contact me directly.