Hire Me/Portfolio

My first paid published work was a computer game that I reviewed for Compute magazine while I was still in high school. I did a few other reviews for the magazine, as well as a few music reviews in Vox Humana, the Tulane University radio station newspaper while I was a student there.

After university, I taught art history at a community college in North Carolina, but a low salary, long commute, and a car on its last legs eventually resulted in me giving up teaching. Eventually, I found work as the obituary writer for the Greensboro News & Record (also in NC). That started me on my serious career in publishing. After a year and half with a job title that created an entertaining range of reactions, I moved to magazine publishing, working for Pet Business, a pet industry trade magazine (and doing some additional work for three consumer pet magazines). Within a few years, I advanced to editor-in-chief of the trade magazine after the publication moved to New York City.

Even before moving to the Netherlands, I occasionally did freelance editing and proofreading work, and after the big move overseas, I took on a variety of writing opportunities. Some have been small projects, while others are ongoing jobs. I edited, and occasionally translated to English, the website of a major Dutch design firm. I edited news stories and wrote articles for The Holland Times, and I have returned to my art history degree with a regular art column in the Canadian-based magazine Dutch. I have written a series of features over the years for the magazine, as well. For more than four years now, I have been writing web content on a daily basis for a variety of companies throughout the US, with an emphasis on new home construction, travel and tourism, building small businesses, retirement management, and more. I have also edited marketing and technology-based books for various clients.

If you are looking for a guest writer, columnist, a content writer for your website, or simply want someone to proofread and fine-tune what you already have, feel free to contact me to discuss pricing. I pride myself on my professionalism, commitment to deadlines, and high quality of work, all of which has resulted in multiple repeat clients. Below is a small sampling of some of my more commercial work.

WRITING
Treksplorer Travel Posts
Artistic Wellington, New Zealand
Bologna, Italy: Where History and Food Collide
Day Trips from Amsterdam: Unexpected Utrecht, Netherlands
Day Trips from Paris: The Sparkling City of Reims, France
Fairytale Castles in Belgium
The Heart of Córdoba, Argentina
Iceland’s Golden Circle
An Icelandic Layover
Long Distance Hiking in Scotland: Tips for Walking the West Highland Way
Mudflat Hiking Through the Wadden Sea in Friesland, Netherlands

Dutch Magazine
Feature: Utrecht — a Winter Fairytale Comes to Light
Feature: Total Orange Madness, A Look at the History of Dutch Soccer
Feature: The Dutch Pope and His Palace
Cover Feature: 100 Years of De Stijl
A Closer Look: a column in each issue looking at the historic, cultural, and artistic relevance of individual works of art by great Dutch artists.

Expats Blog
Five Ways Utrecht Combines 2000 Years of History with Modern Culture

EDITING
The English-language edition of the book Amsterdam Pub Cats
The English-language section of the City Trippin’ art catalogue for L-Tuziasm

PHOTOGRAPHY
Some of my photos have sold, placed in contests, been used as greeting cards, appeared in news stories, etc.
Window Seat [Day 63/365]
Drift at Night
Nieuwegracht
Paddling Down the Oudegracht
Boot en Bloemen
Occupy Utrecht
Occupy Utrecht
Interpretations 30.365
Water Cannon Vehicle