Publication History & Writing Samples

Fiction, Creative Non-Fiction, & Personal Essays

Journalism

Chicago Tribune publications: Metromix (Chicago & San Francisco)/RedEye
Freelance writer 2003-2010 & 2014 (Chicago); 2010-2012 (SF)

  • ‘Eat. Drink. Do.’ and ‘Best Bets’ columns, highlighting Chicago events
  • TribLocal columns, highlighting suburban Chicago events
  • Web content and copywriting; experience with content management system
  • Multiple articles on Chicago and SF nightlife and entertainment

The TapEvent Preview: Friar Tuck’s 34th Anniversary Party
The Dispatch and the Rock Island Argus – “Going to Extremes,” article about extreme sports

Editorial Writing & Editing

Profile of clients Natalie and Priscilla at Life Services Alternatives, a San Jose non-profit serving adults with developmental disabilities

Blog post about sexism directed at female athletes in the “Gallery of Offenders” for About-Face, a San Francisco non-profit promoting media literacy for teens

Story Week Festival of Writers – Assistant Artistic Director, 2006-2010

  • Grant writing: Co-wrote, researched, & edited applications for Illinois Humanities Council and NEA
  • Editing: Edited author and staff bios for event program
  • Copywriting / marketing writing:
    • Article in event program – History of Story Week
    • Event description – Columbia College Events Guide
    • PSAs – WBEZ radio
    • Wrote, co-edited, revised print ads
    • Calendar listings – local publications
    • Promotional article – Story Week: Writing on the Edge – in Footlights, Feb/Mar 2009

Columbia College Writing Credits

  • Contributor: Reservoir Magazine
  • Contributor, Book Review ‘Nobody’ makes Knight somebody – Columbia Chronicle
  • Co-Editor: Hair Trigger 22 anthology
  • Author, Essay: It’s a Rapo, Rapo World – Hair Trigger 22
  • Co-Editor: Fictionary – Fiction Writing Department newsletter
  • Contributor: There’s No Such Thing as a Free Lunch? – Fictionary

Honors & Awards