Technology Blogger

Back in 2012, my husband had an idea for a blog. He wanted to write something positive about technology because he saw a lot of fear surrounding technology–paranoia about vaccinations, fear about tracking and surveillance, and more. He wanted to get people excited about technology, excited about the possibilities for the future, spark the interest and imaginations of people online with visions about what’s possible right now. I thought this was a great idea, so I built him the blogRead more

University of Chicago Booth School of Business

At the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, I had the opportunity to create content for a wide variety of marketing tactics–print pieces like the 1898 Scholarship Program donor report, websites like the Annual Recruiter’s Conference microsite, emails, print ads, and more. The marketing team at Booth supported all MBA programs, research centers, and alumni relations. Booth was an exciting place to work for a number of reasons. I was there in 2014 when Eugene Fama was awarded theRead more

Update Magazine, Alumni Magazine for UW-Madison’s Wisconsin School of Business

In July 2014, I joined the Wisconsin School of Business as managing editor in the Integrated Marketing Communications department. One of the great draws of the position was that I was going to be able to oversee a biannual magazine–Update magazine, the School’s alumni magazine with a circulation of more than 40,000 graduates. An editorial committee carefully selects the story topics, but I was able to shape the underlying structure of content and act on a deeply held belief–that alumniRead more

Copywriter at The New York Times

When I worked as a copywriter in the Marketing Services department for The New York Times, the majority of my work was creating sell sheets – leave-behind materials for the in-house Advertising Sales representatives. The format of these pieces was fairly rigid, but between the creativity of the graphic designers and a clever headline or two, we managed to turn out some nice pieces.Read more

Web Editor at Publications International, Ltd.

In 2007, I worked as a freelance editor for Publications International, Ltd. (PIL – The rocker in me loves this acronymn). PIL is a unique publisher in that they sign agreements with their freelancers so that PIL maintains ownership of content, which was atypical in publication for a long time. Because PIL owned all the nonfiction content created for them over the years, they were able to broker a deal with, providing the website with billions of pages ofRead more

Web Editor at License! Global Magazine

After ten years of freelancing, I finally went back to a full-time, corporate gig. I am now the web editor of License! Global magazine. You probably haven’t heard of it unless you’re involved in entertainment, consumer products, fashion, retail or another industry that’s heavily focused on licensed consumer products. It’s entertainment’s dirty little secret. It’s more behind the scenes than product placement, and it can make more money than tickets sales for children’s properties. I put out a daily EnewsRead more

Top Five Resources for LA Crime Writers

This post first appeared on My first introduction to the detective genre was watching Humphrey Bogart in 1940s noir detective pictures. I loved his wise-cracking, cigarette-smoking, I’ll-do-as-I-please attitude. He inspired me to read Raymond Chandler, and then my love of Los Angeles, post-WWII detective noir began. Most people think that L.A. is Hollywood, but that’s just a neighborhood. This city has a rich literary history, and enough bizarre crimes and shady politics to keep writers inspired ad infinitum. I’mRead more

3D Printing and the Future of Fashion

This post originally appeared on InsideFMM. This is another one of those stories that seems like science fiction, but is actually reality. Retail, distribution and manufacturing are on the verge of rebirth because of a revolutionary emerging technology: 3D printing. Early adopters in the fashion industry are embracing this new technology and creating truly innovative products that are currently available (see below). Someday customers will be able to print out clothes in the comfort of their living rooms, and that dayRead more