Experience

Senior Proposal Text Analyst, PPD, (August 2010-Present) Develop government research proposals at global contract research organization in Wilmington, N.C.

Owner, Golden Day Technical and Professional Communication, (Feb. 2010-Present) Professional writer and editor.

Client Work

Copy Editor, M. Spriggs, D. Addison and P. J. Matthews (eds) (2012) Irrigated Taro (Colocasia esculenta) in the Indo-Pacific: Biological, Social and Historical Perspectives (Senri Ethnological Studies 78). Osaka: National Museum of Ethnology. 363 pp.

Copy Editor, Yoshinori Yasuda, editor (2012) Water Civilizations: From Yangtze to Khmer Civilizations.  Springer. 300 pp.

Copy Editor, Edison Housana, Ph.D., Yokohama National University, Yokohama, Japan: Academic editing in ecography. (2011)

Writer, fundraising campaign materials for Tom Conway Company, Wilmington

  • Miracle Field Program to build special playing field for children and adults with disabilities. $750,000 solicited; more than $1.2 million raised. (2011)
  • Althea Gibson Tennis Center 2006 parks bond provided $1.5 million for Phase I of the project. For Phase II, fundraising campaign solicited additional $750,000. (2011)

Copy Editor, Texas Tech University Press, Fall-Winter Catalog 2010-11.

Copy Editor for Minoo Alemi, lecturer and vice dean of education and languages, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran. Journal articles in applied linguistics. Ongoing.

Technical Writer and Copy Editor for Nasseh Tabrizi, Ph.D. ECU Department of Computer Science: National Science Foundation grant proposals, departmental documents. (2005-2006)

Copy Editor, for Kristin Borré, Ph.D. Editor, Nutritional Anthropology, Vol[1]. 28 Issues 1-2 2006, Spring-Fall 2006.

Other

Managing Editor, Star-News (March  2006 to Feb. 2010) Managed newsroom for daily newspaper in Wilmington, N.C., owned by the New York Times.

  • Responsible for quality workmanship, implementation of daily and long-range newsroom goals.
  • Supervised all newsgathering, including the transition to online-first workflow.
  • Coordinated daily content planning for print and online.
  • Monitored website traffic and traffic patterns, directed Web coverage based on audience need, assisted with site engagement.
  • Developed and managed StarNews company intranet.
  • Managed  in-house training program.
  • Managed internship program for college students.
  • Directly supervised two full-time reporters.

Graduate School Experience (2004-2006)

  • Editorial Assistant, East Carolina University Brody School of Medicine (April 2004-March 2006) Managed all technical documents for a medical research lab. Duties included writing consent documents for clinical trials and clinical research, editing research protocols and manuscripts; editing, preparation and submission of grant proposals to NIH; designing, maintaining Department of Internal Medicine and Photodynamic Therapy websites. Taught workshops for Fellows on medical presentations with PowerPoint; designed website with tips and resources. Built and maintained databases for research laboratory and medical intensive care unit. Assisted physicians with writing projects and presentations, including grant proposals, manuscripts, posters and PowerPoints.
  • Internship, East Carolina University Office of University Development, Corporate/Foundation Relations. (May-August 2005) Edited grants, researched funding sources. Designed, wrote content for new website.

Managing Editor, Asheville (N.C.) Citizen-Times (November 1999 to August 2003) Managed newsgathering and production operations for daily newspaper owned by Gannett. Named one of top 15 newsroom managers in the company. Responsible for quality workmanship, implementation of daily and long-range newsroom goals. Wrote, posted, and edited Web content. Produced newspaper’s community forums.

Other positions at Asheville Citizen-Times

  • Assistant Managing Editor, AC-T (November 1998 to November 1999) Led daily news operation. Conducted ethics and credibility training. Led investigative and enterprise projects.
  • News Editor, AC-T (December 1997 – November 1998) Led a team of reporters in producing investigative reports. Conducted workshops for all Citizen-Times reporters in investigative reporting techniques, including records searching, development of databases and spreadsheets.
  • Editorial Page Editor, AC-T (April 1996 – December 1997) Wrote editorials, supervised two associate editors. Responsible for editorial/opinion pages layout and design. Worked with community groups to produce public forums.
  • Publications Editor, AC-T (November 1992-April 1996) Developed, edited, wrote and designed pages for themed sections on weddings, fashion, women, country music, home and garden. Edited Peaks travel magazine 1992-1994.
  • Features Copy Editor, AC-T (September 1992-November 1992) Developed, edited, wrote and designed pages for Extra! section for teenagers. Laid-out weekly Health, Community, Food and Family features sections.
  • Night City Editor, AC-T (July 1991-September 1992) Supervised reporters and photographers at night and on Saturdays.
  • Copy Editor, AC-T (January 1989-July 1991) Edited copy and designed news pages.

Reporter, Anson Record, Wadesboro, N.C. (November 1986-June 1988) Wrote general assignment news and feature stories, designed news pages for twice-weekly community newspaper.

Reporter, Copy Editor, Monroe (N.C.) Enquirer-Journal (September 1984-November 1986) Wrote general assignment news and feature stories, designed news pages for daily afternoon newspaper.

Medical Transcriptionist, Byerly Hospital, Hartsville, S.C. (March 1982-December 1983)  Transcribed medical records at community hospital.

Editorial Assistant, Textile Executive Forum Magazine, Charlotte, N.C. (1981-1982) Edited copy, general clerical duties for monthly textile magazine.

COMMUNITY AND PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Association of Proposal Management Professionals, 2010-Present

Cape Fear Economic Development Council Board Member (2010-present)

  • Collaborated in writing proposal for $210,000 grant from N.C. Green  Building Fund to finance operation of Green Business Innovation Center in Wilmington, N.C.
  • Collaborated in writing a proposal for EPA Building Blocks for Sustainable Communities grant for the City of Wilmington.

N.C. Press Association Professional Development Committee, 2006-2010

The Online News Association, 2006-2010

Associated Press Managing Editors, 1999-2003 and 2006-2010

Conscience Fair (2008, 2009, 2010) Organized community event for 75 nonprofits at UNC Wilmington and Cape Fear Community College. Attended by more than 600 prospective volunteers.

Conscience Fair (2008, 2009, 2010) Organized community event for 75 nonprofits at UNC Wilmington and Cape Fear Community College. Attended by more than 600 prospective volunteers.

Wilmington Toastmasters, 2007-2008, member.

Co-chairman of Asheville’s “Healthy Start” initiative, an outgrowth of the city’s participation in the Presidents’ Summit in Philadelphia in 1997. Raised $80,000 to start a countywide program that provides dental sealants to elementary students. Local dentists volunteer their time to work in the program.

Leadership Asheville, 1996