P.O. Box 15140
Seattle, Washington 98115
background in providing creative services
in many settings.
professional with a reputation for accuracy,
consistently meeting deadlines.
ability to work both independently and as
part of a multi- disciplinary
record of success in long and short term
troubleshooter with ability to identify problems
and implement practical solutions.
coordinator with the ability to manage multiple
ability to learn and utilize new methods,
systems, and procedures.
work has been featured in national/regional
publications as well
as international wire services and media
with databases, MS Word, Quark Express on
Mac and PC. Also have
experience with FrontPage, MS Publisher and
B.J. - University of Missouri
School of Journalism (1985)
G. Volk, Creative Services, Seattle,
Washington/Fort Myers, Florida
HUMOR COLUMNIST, Seattle
Magazine (May 2006
to present). Write first person experience humor
pieces about events and institutions that are
AUTHOR, “The Tribe Has
McMeel, Sept. 2004). The humor book takes quotes
from the shows themselves to show the wisdom
we can learn from watching reality TV.
WRITER/EDITOR, Expedia.com, (March 2002 to June
2002). Short Term Contract. Updated and edited
descriptions of hotels for Web site using custom-built
software. Also rewrote top selling points to
make hotels more attractive to visitors.
TRAVEL WRITER, Seattle’s
Best Places, Weissmann
Travel Reports and other organizations.
Wrote “Day Trips” chapter for Seattle’s
Best Places, completed Seattle profile
on Web site for travel agents, just wrote Spokane
story for Seattle Homes & Lifestyles.
AUTHOR, Fresh American Bananas. Recently
completed manuscript for a humorous travel book
based on a year spent traveling through Southeast
Asia, Eastern Europe and Israel. Am currently
rewriting book proposal.
CONTENT WRITER, Alki.com, (June 2001 to mid-January).
Wrote biographical sketches of famous people
for web application. Short term project.
Health, (April to
December 2000). Helped on relaunch of MyGroupHealth
Web site. Wrote content and error messages, tested
links, checked code, and reviewed pages for grammar,
style and spelling. Also addressed issues raised
in daily testlog reports.
Jewish Community Center (March 1999 to April 2000). Helped build
center's first agency-wide Web site. Wrote agency
collateral material including newsletter, press
releases, site content. Edited class schedules,
camp brochures. Was first to publish schedules
on deadline. Instituted systems, formats to help
department heads market their events and turn
copy in on time. Primary media spokesman.
EDITOR, Coffee & Cuisine
Magazine (January 1998 to February 1999), Served
as voice for monthly trade magazine covering
specialty coffee and gourmet restaurants by
writing lead feature and chef profile plus
additional features. Copy edited material for
publication, polished columnist contributions
and answered reader questions.
WRITER/EDITOR--Perform range of writing,
editing and creative services for national, regional
and local magazines, wire services and media
outlets. Accept short and long-term assignments.
Wire Service • Alaska
Airlines Magazine • Chicago
Magazine • Puget
Sound Business Journal • Seattle’s
EDITOR, Building Supply
Home Center Magazine (1993-96): Developed, wrote stories
on retail hardware super stores in eight state
region including industry trends, strategies,
practices, products and legislation. Interviewed
industry leaders. Consistently assigned expanded
coverage area in recognition of talent.
Wire Service (1993-95): Prepared
daily financial tables, price charts and analyses
of the spot oil market for international subscribers.
Covered breaking news.
COMMENTATOR, KUOW-Radio (1994): Wrote humorous broadcast
commentary features for this regional public
radio station. Contributions
were well-received by both staff and listeners.
Islander and Madison Park Times (1991-92): Performed all editorial duties
and activities for two monthly community newspapers.
Developed stories, recruited writers and columnists,
proofed copy, designed layout. Wrote features,
news. Implemented more reader-friendly and entertaining
RESEARCHER, Turner Broadcasting/Goodwill
Games (Summer 1990)
Independence Examiner, Independence,
Missouri 1986 to 1987
REPORTER - Specialized in local government and environmental
selected for special and particularly complex
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