Experienced writer & editor seeking new opportunities
➤Proven ability to create and manage editorial flow.
➤Detail-driven, research-based approach to writing, editing, and commissioning.
➤Over 20 years of experience writing about technology, science, and related fields.
➤Widespread copy editing (AP and other) and general editing skills.
➤Proven mentoring skills.
University of East London, London — BA (Hons), June 1992
Degree in photojournalism, final exhibition documenting the impact of development on communities in the Docklands area.
CNet, Toms Guide, Twitter & others — Freelance Writer
September 2012 – PRESENT
Current list of freelance writing clients includes CNet, Toms Guide, and others. At CNet, I write Appliance Science, which looks at the science behind appliances. For Twitter, I write case studies and other content that helps the sales marketing department tell compelling stories.
Reviewed.com, Somerville — VP of Editorial Development
JANUARY 2008 – SEPTEMBER 2012
Reviewed.com, Somerville — Editor in Chief, Wirelessinfo
JANUARY 2006 – DECEMBER 2008
As VP of Editorial Development, I ran a team of editors dedicated to expanding editorial operations for this consumer review company. My team launched 13 new websites that tested and reviewed products such as televisions, dishwashers, coffee makers and refrigerators. Reviewed.com was purchased by Gannett / USA Today in 2011.
As EIC of Wirelessinfo, I created and launched a reviews site for cell phones, shaping the editorial approach and workflow of one of the best-regarded sites for consumer cell phone reviews.
Refrigeratorinfo.com – Refrigerator review site, launched in 2011
Videoprojectorinfo.com – Video projector review site, launched in 2010
Apple iPhone review – Review of the first iPhone
PC World, San Francisco (1999- 2004) – Senior Associate Editor
Internet Magazine, London (1996 – 1999) – Technical, Deputy Editor
Additional links to recent work are available at www.baggers.com
Alexandra Krasne – Former Content Strategy Lead, Twitter inc.
I first worked with Alex at PC World in 2000-2002. More recently (from 2016 to present), I wrote for her at Twitter, writing case studies and research articles published at marketing.twitter.com and used by the sales team to support sales. Alex left Twitter in 2017 and is now head of global content at Indeed.
David Kender – Senior VP, Reviewed.com
19 Brookline St
Cambridge, MA 02139
I worked with David at Reviewed.com from 2008 to 2012. He oversaw the overall editorial output of the company, running the existing sites and taking over the management of new sites after my team had launched them.
Rich Brown – Executive Editor, CNET (CBS Interactive)
9920 Corporate Campus Drive
Louisville, KY, 40223
I have worked with Rich for several years in his role as the executive editor at CNET Appliances, where I write the Appliance Science column and other content.
All references have agreed to be contacted, and are aware of my seeking employment.