FREELANCE, New York, NY ongoing
Writer and editor
Have written more than 30 books, including Anatomy of Steampunk: The Fashion of Victorian Futurism (Race Point Publishing, 2013), Alexander McQueen: Evolution (Race Point Publishing, 2012), and The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Wicca and Witchcraft (Alpha Books, 2000). Edited text, supervised designers and copy editors, and oversaw production on How to Master Everything (2006–2007), a ten-book series published by Scholastic. Have also written for the Boston Globe, Connoisseur, and Lingua Franca.
LUCAS/EVANS BOOKS, INC, New York, NY 1992–1994
Supervised production and editorial work on illustrated children’s titles for book packager. Projects managed include: Dinosaur Valentine (Scholastic, 1994), Ghost Dog (Hyperion, 1993), The Kids’ Cookbook (JellyBean, 1994), The Lamb Who Could (Time-Life Custom, 1994), The Pink Party (Hyperion, 1994), and Rosie and The Poor Rabbits (Atheneum, 1994). Evaluated manuscripts and worked with authors on revisions. Wrote adaptations of recipes for The Kids’ Cookbook.
Supervised freelance editors, developed production schedules, created house-style sheet, and served as head of research at bimonthly, national magazine.
WOMANEWS, New York, NY 1989–1991
Wrote and rewrote articles, edited copy, and oversaw production at monthly newspaper.
THE MICHAEL ROWAN GROUP, New York, NY 1988–1990
Edited and produced reports and directed use of computers at marketing and survey research firm.
GREENROOM ENTERPRISES, Astoria, NY 1987–1988
Wrote reader’s reports and researched properties for acquisition at film production company.
YALE UNIVERSITY, New Haven, CT
M.A., Russian and East European Studies
BROWN UNIVERSITY, Providence, RI
B.A., Russian Studies