Hello! I am the co-founder and managing editor at Vegansaurus.
I am also an editor at The Morning News, where I began as an intern in October 2006. I have an archive of written work, but more often I do fact-checking, proof-reading, and initial editing for articles like this, this, and this. I was a judge in the 2010 Tournament of Books, and I used to write the weekly newsletter and headlines quiz, when the newsletter was weekly and included a news quiz. Most recently, I began editing the microfeatures, in which a variety of writers consider subjects concrete and abstract. It’s interesting, and I love it.
For my third, nearly full-time job, I’m the Editorial Operations Manager at SF Weekly. Check me out in the masthead.
I also do freelance proofreading for Chronicle Books. It’s really fun.
I collaborated with Andre Shashaty on the research, writing, editing and design of “The Trouble with HUD and How to Fix It,” a two-part series that ran in the June and July 2007 issues of Affordable Housing Finance magazine. This won the 2008 Neal Award for Best Subject-Related Series of Articles. The series was also a 2008 Maggie finalist in Best Series, Trade. Unfortunately, the publishing company that owns AHF eliminated around 60 jobs at the beginning of 2008, including mine; the Neal people mailed my award to my apartment.
If you’re interested in my Vegansaurus work, I recommend reading my Vegansaurus archives, or visiting our Twitter and Facebook pages. Presently our archives only date back to September 2010, but our archivist (me) is working on it. Vegansaurus is an SF Bay Guardian Editors Pick for Best of the Bay 2011. If you need an editor, copy editor, proofreader, and/or fact-checker, please contact me.
I received a B.A. in comparative literature and French, with honors, from UC Davis in 2004. My most interesting jobs have been as an ESL teacher in Germany and Georgia. My French is passable, my German is charming, and my Georgian is atrocious, though I do know the alphabet. I read a lot and would probably like to be your friend on Goodreads.
Resume and references available upon request, of course.