I have been reviewing local theater since 1998, mostly for NUVO Newsweekly at first, with a hiatus from 2009 to 2015 after I had my son. I still do the occasional story for them. While I have written cover stories, feature stories, and whatnot, my focus at NUVO remains on local theater.
I initiated independent show reviews here on my blog in 2015 to help fill the gap of coverage where many publications work against space and budget constraints.
- Reviews, profiles, feature stories, and more
IndianapoThrift (now closed)
- Blog owner; reviews, profiles, and other blog entries about thrift stores in Indianapolis, Indiana
- Writer, editorial intern
Amnet Systems, July 2011-present
• Copy and Line Editor
As a remote contractor for a large, independent, multiservice company, I perform both basic copy edits and comprehensive line edits of books. For a copy edit, I correct punctuation and grammar as well as typographical and composition errors while applying Chicago style to a manuscript. In a line edit, I do all of the above, plus I dig deeper into the book to address elements such as plot lines, facts, tone and style, characterization, etc., depending on the genre of the manuscript.
Modern Day Scribe, July 2010-June 2012
• Associate Editor
Correct punctuation, grammar, and typographical errors in verbatim audio transcripts; fact check
NUVO Newsweekly, Indianapolis, Ind., January 1998-September 2009
• Copy Editor
Correct punctuation, grammar, typographical, style, and compositional errors in editorial copy, both electronically and on hard copies; correct copy to AP Style
• Calendar Editor
Compile, organize, and enter events into a Web-based database and write short articles about local events
• Writer/Theater Reviewer (also October 2015 to present)
Regularly review local productions and national touring productions for print and online; assign show reviews to fellow theater beat writers; write theater-related Feature and Cover stories, as well as stories on other subjects, ranging from 200-3,000 words (clips can be found here)
News4U, Evansville, Ind., January-May 1996
• Freelance Writer and Editorial Intern
Assist in story and magazine production from conception to finished product with an emphasis on writing and copy editing