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EXPERIENCE

Media and Communication Director, CircusTalk, 2014 – 2015

  • Managed an international online news magazine, including assigning and editing contributions from many non-native English writers
  • Researched and wrote news articles, feature stories, and other magazine content
  • Wrote web content including user instructions, FAQ, and error messages
  • Wrote marketing materials, advertisements, social media posts and responses, email notifications and newsletters, and other corporate communications

Writer and Editor, Freelance, 2001 – Present

  • Write, edit, and project manage PlayfulProductions, CircusNYC, and JuggleNYC.
  • Edit, copyedit, and proofread for Elite Editing.
  • Edited LAB book and festival program for Live Arts Festival & Philly Fringe
  • Wrote Cirkus Cirkör Study Guide on contemporary circus for the Brooklyn Academy of Music.
  • Edited annual report for World Monuments Fund.
  • Wrote and edited instructor’s manuals for college sociology textbooks and websites (Pearson/Prentice Hall).
  • Edited scientific bibliography, annual reports, and other materials for American Museum of Natural History.
  • Wrote articles and edited financial statements and annual reports for Silicon Valley Bank.
  • Edited Some Get the ‘Chair: A Memoir About Disability by Larry Kegan (publication pending).
  • Wrote, edited, and consulted on marketing, sales, and curriculum materials for Circus of the Kids, Super Scientific Circus, Bindlestiff Family Cirkus, and Silly Billy.

Contributing Writer/Editor, JUGGLE magazine (Stagewrite Publishing), 2001 – Present

Teacher and Tutor, Kaplan Test Prep/Kaplan International Centers, 2005 – Present

  • Teach and tutor verbal and math content to prepare for GMAT, GRE, SAT, TOEFL, SSAT, and SHSAT.
  • Teach intermediate, upper-level, and business English to non-native speakers.

Director of Special Projects, Big Apple Circus, 1996 – 2001

  • Designed and created organizational materials including Hospital Activity Book and Circus Study Guide.
  • Directed strategic planning and operations of Beyond the Ring® program, educating children about classical circus. More than doubled program hours and earned income and increased annual reach from approximately 100 to 700 children. Managed annual budget of $130,000 and oversaw a staff of fourteen instructors.
  • Directed financial and operational aspects of Circus To Go!® program to provide entertainment for corporate and community events. Doubled gross revenues in one year to $350,000 in FY 01.
  • Directed strategic and operational aspects of Circus of the Senses®, a circus for blind and deaf children. Expanded operations from one local show to six in different markets, serving 10,000 children per year.
  • Directed strategic and operational aspects of Circus For All!®, which provides free and discounted circus tickets to children with special needs.

Manager of Special Projects, Big Apple Circus, 1993 – 1996

  • Created marketing plan and training manual for Clown Care Unit®.
  • Developed and adopted business plan for Circus Arts in Education (now Beyond the Ring®) program.
  • Generated, developed, and implemented new program and product ideas for Health and Community Programs Division, which includes world-renowned Clown Care Unit®.
  • Prepared division budgets and financial reports.

Strategic consultant, 1993

  • Provided industry analysis, research, and recommendations on improving customer service and maximizing operating efficiency.
  • Clients included American Express Consumer Card Group and The Wynbrandt Company.

Editor, Financial Planning Information, Inc., 1989 – 1991

  • Wrote and edited books, newsletters, articles, and radio and television scripts on personal financial planning both for consumers and for financial services professionals.
  • Wrote major copy for Safe Money in Tough Times (Dell 1991) and Wiesenberger Mutual Funds Investment Report.
  • Designed a questionnaire on portfolio management, analyzed the responses from over 1,000 equity fund managers, and wrote and marketed the resulting 300-page report.

EDUCATION

Yale School of Management, Master’s degree in Public and Private Management

  • Dean’s and professors’ commendations for excellence.
  • Teaching assistant: Consumer Behavior, Individual Decision Making.
  • Tutor: Financial Management, Writing Assistance Program.

Harvard University, Bachelor of Arts

  • Cum Laude in literature (honors thesis: The Heroine of the Harlequin: What Ever Happens to Baby Jane?)

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The End of the Line

Weighing the options

SIR: St. George, Staten Island

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3: 148th Street/Harlem, Manhattan

Tuesday, November 15, 2011 I read a bit of that Quran, ...

S: Franklin Avenue, Brooklyn

Thursday, August 11, 2011 Boy if I thought Damaso changing his ...

NQ: Astoria/Ditmars Boulevard, Queens

Tuesday, August 9, 2011 It’s been almost five months since our ...

JEZ: Jamaica Center/Parsons Archer, Queens

Tuesday, March 29, 2011 We take the J because we both ...

SIR: Tottenville, Staten Island

Saturday, March 26, 2011 Holy end-of-the-line, Batman, Staten Island is really ...

2: Wakefield/241st Street, The Bronx

Thursday, March 24, 2011 We pull a last-minute switcheroo on our ...

R: Bay Ridge/95th Street, Brooklyn

Sunday, March 20, 2011 Ooph. No beautiful glowing glass art at ...

L: 14th Street/8th Avenue, Manhattan

Friday, March 18, 2011 This trip feels oddly important. It’s the ...

1: South Ferry, Manhattan

Tuesday, March 15, 2011 Sometimes, admittedly not as often as I’d ...

L: Rockaway Canarsie, Brooklyn

Sunday, March 13, 2011 After 18 years here, the cultural associations ...

6: Pelham Bay Park, the Bronx

Monday, February 21, 2011 We went to Manhattan. We went to ...

M: Middle Village, Metropolitan Ave., Queens

Saturday, February 19, 2011 Yesterday kids were playing basketball outdoors in ...

A: Inwood-207th Street, Manhattan

Thursday February 3, 2011 The idea had been hanging over my ...