PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
FREELANCE WRITER
Chicago, IL                                    2005 – present

Writer and Editor of CatInTheFridge.com, a website dedicated to humor and special needs pet adoption

Contributor to “Rescue Me” anthology print book published by FitCat Publishing, 2015
Previously published in Time Out Chicago, Pipeline, CMA Today, Image Chicago, ehow.com and Punchline magazines, Demand Studios and Edge Magazine
Blogger for Punchline Magazine
Published in Lumino Magazine numerous times, including interviews with Army of Anyone, Pauly Shore, Harland Williams, Marc Maron, and many others
Published in Image Chicago print magazine with articles such as “How to Pamper Your Furry Friend” (November, 2006) “The S-Factor” (October, 2006) “Yoga in Chicago” (September, 2006) “Profile On Nice Peter”(January 2007), etc.

NEWS EDITOR
Pipeline Magazine – Chicago, IL                        2006 – 2009
Wrote monthly “NewsWatch” column and any other telecommunications-related articles that were necessary
Conducted interviews with various C-level executives
Organized articles, advertisements, and photos for monthly online magazine publication
Negotiated media partnerships, kept track of deadlines, and drafted contracts for said partnerships
Edited and proofread articles for publication
Chose photos and callouts for magazine cover and articles
Scheduled event meetings for editor and publisher
Attended trade show events and conducted meetings with potential contributors and sponsors

FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHER
Chicago, IL                                    2006 – present
Photography published in Time Out Chicago, Image Chicago, Lumino Magazine and others
Photographed numerous concerts, including Lollapalooza 2007

LOCAL MUSIC EDITOR  
Lumino Magazine – Chicago, IL                        2007 – 2008
Corresponded with bands, managers,  and publicists to coordinate articles and to arrange interviews and meetings
Organized writers and photographers to cover shows
Conducted interviews, review, and photograph local and national bands
Hosted “City Vision” internet TV show
Managed editorial calendar
Edited and copy-edited articles for publication