|Contributor since:||September 2009|
|Location:||New York City|
Once upon a time I was the managing editor at an irreverent and scrappy magazine called Radar. My claim to fame there included quenching a near deadly wastebasket fire, always ordering enough pizzas for the whole team, and making sure the copy was clean and sparkling.
Before that, I got around as a freelancer, working for such varied companies as Reader's Digest, Rodale, McKinsey & Company, and US News & World Report, in roles that included writing, editing, researching, and "making the trains run on time."
When Radar folded at the end of October 2008, I found myself at OK! magazine, a tabloid weekly famous for spending a lot of money on Jamie Lynn Spears' baby photos and having the greatest staff turnover since the Titanic. (I became a casualty of the May '09 round of layoffs, but lived to blog about the tale.)
I'm now back in the freelance arena, plying my trade—and 10 years of experience—to the highest (or lowest. Or any) bidder, making do with a little less day-by-day, and wondering how this great publishing apocalypse is going to shake out in the end.
My bet is on content.
I'm Known For...
My 100 percent conscientiousness rating; being rather funny.
My Greatest Achievement
Still to come, I hope.
How I Pay For This Wardrobe
See: interest rate, minimum payment due
Blocks I've Been Around
publishing, freelance, unemployment, the East Village
Things That Really Happened
I had a poem published in Sassy magazine back in the early 90s. And, yes, it's framed and hanging on my wall.
My Other Website