I am a contract writer and editor specializing in producing lively, readable content for web, including original articles, blog posts, newsletters and social media. I also ghostwrite op-eds, columns, emails, and interviews for busy executives. As a developmental editor I partner with writers interested in bringing structure and thematic clarity to their work, whether for print, web, or academic contexts.
From 2011-13 I was the editorial director at Maestro Market; previously I was editorial director at RealAffinity, Inc. At both companies I’ve been responsible for all of the sites’ content, including news pieces, blogs, interviews, and social media. I have hired and managed a team of freelancers, and edited all of their work, while also performing writing services—ranging from developmental editing to actual ghostwriting—for individual clients.
I received a BA in English, magna cum laude, from Cornell University, and a PhD in art history from UC Berkeley. My field of specialization is the Italian Renaissance, with an emphasis on patronage, gender, and engagements between art and literature. Since 2004 I have taught at several Bay Area colleges, including UC Berkeley and UC Santa Cruz. I also teach for study abroad programs in Florence as well as in Vienna, Austria, where I live half-time. In Vienna I lead art and cultural history small-group walks in English.