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Managing Editor and Influencer

Back in 2010, I had the good fortune to work with Macala Wright, founder and publisher of Fashionablymarketing.me. Also known as "Inside FMM," she had built her fashion, marketing and technology blog to a digital publication racking 1,500-2,000 unique page views a day and one million page views per year before she suspended its publication in 2012. … Continue reading Managing Editor and Influencer

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The Digital Future of Fashion Weeks and Trade Shows

This post was originally published on InsideFMM. In June 2011, Joah Spearman, co-founder and executive producer of Style X, contributed an article to the Huffington Post that asserted that fashion weeks and trade shows are industry relics soon to be replaced by digital platforms that are democratizing the fashion industry. “Fashion week events are still everywhere and rampant … Continue reading The Digital Future of Fashion Weeks and Trade Shows

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Writer for The Macon Telegraph

My first experience working as a journalist was an internship at the Macon Telegraph in Macon, Georgia. My alma mater, Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism, required a three-month stint at a daily newspaper for graduation.  The sting of the editor’s red pen was bitter at the age of 19. My first assisgnment was to cover … Continue reading Writer for The Macon Telegraph

Writer for Tribe

When I lived in New Orleans in 1996, I focused on writing fiction and magazine articles for Tribe magazine, a slick Raygun-style start-up covering the most urbane aspects of New Orleans culture. This piece on absinthe was the first, and, because of my short tenure in the City that Care Forgot, only piece for the … Continue reading Writer for Tribe

Writer at Dream Theater

Back in 1999 when the economy was strong, when everyone had a well-paid freelance gig at a dotcom, I was writing websites at a company called Dream Theater, located in Chatsworth, CA. That’s in the valley, as in “Valley Girl," for those not familiar with the Los Angeles metro area. Dream Theater was a sweatshop for creatives, … Continue reading Writer at Dream Theater

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Writer for CMA Today

In 2007 I began freelancing for the trade magazine CMA Today through a freelance service called CopyDesk, Inc. CMA stands for “Certified Medical Assistant," which is a relatively new position in the medical field. Back in 1993, while working for a temp agency in Chicago, I got sent to a doctor’s office as a receptionist … Continue reading Writer for CMA Today