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.
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
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.