I have been a writer and editor for most of my career, producing marketing materials, blog posts, magazine articles and website content. For 10 years, I was a production editor for Simon & Schuster, working in the textbook divisions of Prentice Hall and Pearson Education. I won the Life Communicators’ Award when I was the Editor of Corporate Communications for a life insurance company, and won an award for website content from the American Society of Association Executives.
On these pages, I have posted my most recent work. If you would like to see earlier examples, I have a more complete portfolio that I can send via email. Please contact me if you would like to see other writing samples.
Blog Post: Leave Your All-Inclusive Riviera Maya Resort and Do Something Fun
Excerpt: So, you’re trapped in a luxury all-inclusive Riviera Maya resort on the warm, wonderful Mexican coast with ten restaurants, five pools and an indulgent spa. Poor you! Don’t you want to venture out to see the wonders of the Yucatan? Read more…
Blog Post: Four Hurricanes
Excerpt: The sinking of the tall ship Bounty last week in the roiling waters of Hurricane Sandy brought to mind the history of our own namesake, the Baltimore Clipper Schooner Vigilant. The Vigilant symbolizes superior American craftsmanship, enduring design and a measure of resilience that’s almost beyond belief. Read more…
Blog Post: What Happened to the Island of Montserrat?
Excerpt: The Caribbean island of Montserrat is a tiny overseas territory of the United Kingdom located in the Leeward Islands northwest of Guadaloupe. Like its sister islands of St. Kitts, Barbuda and Antigua, it is a Paradise of lush hillsides, white beaches and coconut palms with ideal suntan weather all year long. Or, it was. But what happened to Montserrat? Read more…
Press Release: Martingale Wharf Installs Vigilant Refrigerated Wine Cabinets
Dover, NH – The Martingale Wharf Club occupies a stretch of Bow Street with views of tugboats and river traffic in historic downtown Portsmouth. The new waterfront restaurant opened its doors last month with two distinct indoor dining rooms and the area’s largest waterfront deck, overlooking the Piscataqua River. Read more…
Catalog: Hospitality Projects
Wrote and designed this sales promotional catalog for the hospitality industry, showing projects completed by Vigilant Woodworks. (pdf format) See the catalog…
Article: Unraveling the Mysterious Bond between Humans and Dogs
Dover, NH – (shown for portfolio purposes only. Written while an employee of the copyright owner) – Dogs and their owners share a bond that is unrivaled in the animal world. Not even our closest genetic relative, the chimpanzee, can understand our gestures, facial expressions and language like a domesticated dog can. Read more…