About Me

Feature writing is my forte, but I'm also an accomplished editor with hard-news experience. I've written for general-interest magazines, daily and weekly newspapers, alumni magazines, and healthcare and trade publications. My work has been published in O Magazine, The Advocate, The Root.com, Hemispheres, the Chicago Tribune, and the Chicago Reader. I've ghost-written two corporate history books, on Brink's Inc. and the Eaton Corp.

My higher-education clients include University of Chicago, Case Western Reserve University, Fordham University, and University of Chicago Laboratory School. In the medical realm, I write for Cleveland Clinic Magazine and American Hospital Association's Hospitals and Health Networks Magazine.

Before embarking on a freelance career, I was the editor of the Chicago Journal, a newspaper covering the city's Near West and Near South sides. The paper snagged a General Excellence
award from the Illinois Press Association during my tenure.

I have an MFA in creative writing and a bachelor's degree in journalism, so I come with journalistic integrity AND writing chops. Click here to view my full resume.

Selected Awards

  • First Place, General Excellence, Illinois Press Association, Chicago Journal, 2005
  • Finalist, Features, Lisagor Awards of the Chicago Headline Club, "The Never-Ending Story of the Mattress People," 2004
  • First Place, Features, National Association of Black Journalists, and Finalist, Features, Missouri Lifestyle Journalism Awards, "Hell to Pay," 2004
  • Third Place, General Interest Columns, National Society of Newspaper Columnists, 2001
  • Numerous awards from the Press Club of Cleveland and the Ohio Society of Professional Journalists