I have always considered myself a “Jack-of-all-trades.” Nowhere is that more evident than in my professional background in the publishing world. I’ve done a little bit of every piece of the process from writing to print production.
After earning a Bachelor’s in English (with a non-fiction writing concentration), I went on to Emerson College where I earned a Master’s degree in Writing and Publishing, focusing on magazine writing and design. While there, I interned for literary publicist Sandra Goroff & Associates writing press releases and designing press kits for clients such as mystery writer Clive Cussler, Curious George’s Margaret Rey, and antique experts Ralph & Terry Kovel. I also worked at Waterstone’s Booksellers in the greater Boston area doubling as both a bookseller and Marketing Coordinator, managing signing events for such authors as Norm Abram, Gregory Maguire, Betty White, and Garry Marshall, as well as doing community outreach.
Before finishing my graduate degree, I moved on to Great Source Education Group, a division of, then, Houghton Mifflin Company, as a customer service rep, and then as a graphic designer for the Advertising and Marketing departments. When I left 10 years later, I was Webmaster, helping plan out the division website and online marketing campaigns.
As both a designer and webmaster, I took on roles as project manager, proofreader, copywriter, editor, and quality assurance. Attention to detail was part of the job along with creativity and problem-solving.
Upon leaving Houghton to raise my two kids, I continued to keep my fingers in the industry by taking on small projects as a freelance graphic designer and editor/beta/proofreader for fiction-writing friends.
Now that my kids are grown up enough to not need me underfoot anymore, I’m ready to get back into the publishing world full time. To fill any off-time, you can find me wrangling my three Black Labs, making jewelry, or reading and writing.