Helping people communicate and accomplish their goals has been a passion of mine for a long time.  Here are some of the achievements I’m proudest of:


I’m currently….

*blogging about anything and everything that inspires and intrigues me, including: life in Paris as an expat, travel, books, pop culture, history, being a mom, weird news, my cat….   Before the site's unfortunate shutdown in March 2015, my blog on Open Salon got hundreds to thousands of hits per post. My new digs are at Medium.com. I also publish animal-related blog posts at The Dodo.com.

*thrilled to be a part of the Book in a Box team, helping authors create the best versions of their stories!

*beyond excited that in a few months,  OTTN Publishing will be releasing a nonfiction book I wrote for young readers.

*looking forward to having an article I've written featured in International Living Magazine.

*a regular contributor to travel site Fareboom.com.

*a regular contributor to The Broad Side, a news and culture website founded by Joanne Bamberger.

*proofreading  a collection of essays due to be published in the coming months.

*a contributor to HamletHub.Com/Westport and Books, Ink's HamletHub.

*a contributor to aiaTranslations' blog, aiaConnect.

*a contributor to The Bugle.

*a contributor to The Franglish Blog.

*ghostwriting articles about men's fashion.

*ghostwriting articles about meditation.

*Editor-in-Chief of Beguile, a literary and arts e-zine I founded in 2010.

*writing a fiction novel.

*writing a travel guide.                                                                                               

*M.C. of the Our Salon Weekend Fiction Club.


I’ve…

*had my essay, "Portrait of a Mom"featured on Mamalode.com. 

*ghostwritten blog posts  for a self-help program. 

*had an essay"Walking Lessons" is featured on Brain, Child Magazine's website.

*had my blog post, "Life in the kingdom of the sky", featured on Life Tips., a Medium.com publication.

*had my blog post, "Lost: Two Magic Boxes", featured on The Lighthouse, a Medium.com publication.

*copywritten XVIDA.com's soon-to-be-released press kit and selected product descriptions 

*copy-edited a fiction novel due to be published in the coming months. 

*copy-edited the book  Unlocking Worlds: A Reading Companion for Book Lovers by Sally Allen 

*ghostwritten a book about men's fashion. 

*contributed articles to a student property rental company.

*ghostwritten a health center's newsletter.

*ghostwritten a client’s business-related blog.

*ghostwritten a client's esoteric blog.

*writing product descriptions for an online clothing accessories store.

*created writing prompts and encouraged writers, as the M.C. of the Open Salon Weekend Fiction Club.  I would gladly have continued, but the site unfortunately shut down in March 2015.

*recently finished proofreading the first chapters of a history book.

* had  two of my blog posts read on the Passionate Justice radio program (January 24, 2015 and February 7, 2015).

*written articles for travel website BornToBunk.com.

*had my article"4 Ways to Beat a Language Barrier"featured in Expatriates Magazine. 

*written articles on cat health for the My Cat - My Friend! blog.

*writen short articles about my relationship for Jathi.com.

*written an article about tips for traveling with a wheelchair, for Vitalise.

*contributed articles to The Broad Side.

*ghost-written an article on Freud and Jung.

*ghost-written an article about creative psychotherapy techniques.

*ghost-written an e-book for a client who works in alternative medicine.

* ghost-written articles about the power of words.

*ghost-written articles about cat health for a cat care product's website. 

*written 5 articles about French culture for upcoming issues of an India-based magazine. 

* edited and rewritten the English screenplay of a short promotional film for a client of IL EST UNE FOIS, a French production company.

*copy-edited and written small additions to the MOVE Guides Paris City Guide.

*proofread the English version of a Swiss website.

*worked as a Paris Expert for Libertrip.com.

*proofread the English version of a French-Canadian website.

*contributed to BurgundyGirl.com.

*ghost-written web copy for a green coffin website.

*had my article, "Maybe You Don't Need Social Media to be Successful", featured on The Broad Side. 

*helped a French student with various English sections of his baccalauréat exam.

*helped a French student prepare for the CAE (Cambridge Advanced English test).

*ghost-written an article about Tarot cards.

*done emergency GSCE test-prep sessions for S., a French high school student.

*organized a budget trip through Italy for J. and M., recent college graduates and newly engaged (he proposed while they were in Rome!).

*helped numerous French clients translate or write English CVs and cover letters.

*taught adult students in French businesses, as an English teacher with Telelangue (2008-2013).

*“ghost-edited” a collection of humorous short stories and essays, due to be published soon.

*helped Christie B. plan her trip to Paris, and took her on a walking tour.

*translated a cover letter and CV (resume) for Arevik S.

*helped a family organize their first trip to Rome.

*given walking tours of the Latin Quarter, Montmartre, and other Parisian neighborhoods.

*planned a trip to Rome, Italy, for a mobility-reduced client.

*organized a three-week United States roadtrip.

*helped a student with test preparation for the English section of the baccalauréat exam.

*had my short story “City Lights” published in the e-zine Long Story Short.

*helped Vicki F. write three graduate school admissions essays.

*created a Rome itinerary for a family of die-hard museumgoers and history buffs.

*done copywriting and consulting work at a Paris-based film production company.

*helped Louise, a French student in the sciences, study for the English portion of her baccalauréat exam.

*done content writing and translations for Chicline.com, a Paris tourism website.

*given guided tours of Paris museums, including the Louvre, the Musée d’Orsay, and the Musée Marmottan Monet.

*written reviews and copy, typed transcriptions, and conducted celebrity interviews for The Cinema Source.com.

*worked as an interpreter for Tennessee-based sculptor John Henry.

*graduated With Honors from New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study, with a B.A. in Art History (minor: French).

*copy-edited fine art books during an internship at Parkstone Press, Paris (2003).

*translated the screenplay Les Oubliés, a film by Hervé Freiburger.

*won the 2002 New York University French Department Book Award.

 

* What can I do for you? *