2000 to Present: Freelance Writer/Editor

I write primarily about technology, engineering, manufacturing and industrial processes. I've written:

*Feature articles, news stories and case histories for magazines, newsletters and web sites. A partial client list: Medical Device & Diagnostic Industry, MICROmanufacturing, IEEE's Engineering360 (formerly GlobalSpec), European Medical Device Manufacturer, Pharmaceutical & Medical Packaging News, Coil World, Cutting Tool Engineering, Design News, IEEE Spectrum.

*Articles for corporations and a custom publisher.

*Reports for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the largest U.S. philanthropic organization focused solely on public health.

Extended freelancing stints:

*Eight years as a regular contributor to Medical Device & Diagnostic Industry magazine.

*Six years as a contributing editor for MICROmanufacturing magazine.

*Five years as a newsletter editor for the GlobalSpec/Engineeering360 web site.

1999 to 2000: Editor, Medical Product Manufacturing News

While working for this medical product tabloid, I did the  following:

*Worked with the art and production departments to dramatically change the look of the magazine.

*Wrote case histories, product descriptions and a monthly column.

*Supervised two editors.

*Edited the copy of staff editors and contributors.

*Planned and tracked the magazine's budget.

*Attended press conferences and trade shows.

1997 to 1999: Freelance Writer

I wrote feature articles, news stories and other types of material. Article topics included computer hardware and software, the internet, automotive technology, medical technology, technology transfer and career issues. Clients included Product Design and Development and Design News magazines, as well as a public relations firm.

1995 to 1997: Technical Editor, Product Design and Development magazine

While on the staff of this tabloid magazine for product designers, I did the following:

*Wrote feature stories, case histories, news items and product descriptions. My features helped the magazine win four editorial awards.

*Edited the copy of staff editors and contributors.

*Peformed magazine production tasks.

*Attended press conferences and trade shows.

*Helped develop and maintain the magazine's web site.

1994 to 1995: Freelance Writer

I wrote feature and news stories for several publications, including Design News magazine and The Hartford Courant.

1991 to 1994: East Coast Editor, Design News magazine

While on the staff of this magazine for product designers, I did the following:

*Covered a seven-state territory, visiting companies and interviewing technical personnel about new products. I also attended press conferences and trade shows.

*Wrote more than 80 feature articles, case histories and news items about new technology. My features contributed to entries that won three editorial awards.

1988 to 1991: Freelance Writer

I wrote more than 100 articles for newspapers and magazines. These included:

*News stories about local government activities.

*Features and news stories about a variety of general-interest topics.

*Op-ed and opinion pieces, including one that appeared in The New York Times.

1986 to 1987: Structural Engineer, Rist-Frost Associates

While working for this consulting engineering firm, I designed concrete, steel and wood structures.

1983 to 1984: Mechanical Engineer, Naval Ship Systems Engineering Station

As a civilian employee of this naval unit, I provided engineering guidance for the repair and maintenance of ship systems.


1984 to 1986: University of Pennsylvania

*MS in structural engineering.

*Received research fellowship.

*Area of research: earthquake engineering.

1978 to 1982: Temple University

*BS in civial and construction engineering technology.

*Received four-year scholarship.

*Magna cum laude graduate.


I've been a member of the National Association for Science Writers since 2000.