College Professor, Journalist,
Writer, and PR/Marcom Specialist
Welcome to my website! I'm journalist, and PR/marketing writer based in Westford, MA. I am available for media assignments as well as branded content, brand journalism, and social media content projects.
My articles and columns have appeared in The Boston Globe, The Los Angeles Times, Christian Science Monitor, Newsweek, HSMAI Marketing Review, Crain Communications, SearchSecurity.com, TechLiving Magazine, ZDNet, CMP Publications, Mass High Tech, TechTarget, and more. I'm also a Contributing Editor for Diversity Careers in Engineering & Information Technology.Topics covered include tech-focused jobs in the financial world, interviewing Financial IT or Business Intelligence professionals.
I tend to write about management, technology (especially tech security and management issues), human-interest stories, and consumer electronics, as well as travel/hospitality and the public relations industry.
When covering travel destinations and properties, I try to focus on those that have gone 100% smoke-free. It's 2016 - time for travel writers to include the "smoke factor" in their own reviews so nonsmokers (and smokers too) can make better-informed travel choices. Even people on Yelp and Trip Advisor are doing that - shouldn't the professional journlaists?
I authored a business feature about pet-friendly hotels for HSMAI Marketing Review (a leading hospitality industry quarterly), while my Los Angeles Times feature looked at nonsmoking vacation destinations and options for those that chose to spend their vacation dollars where they won't be exposed to smoke. This was followed up by an HSMAI Marketing Review feature about how hospitality venues can actually gain a marketing advantage by going smoke-free.
My peer reviewed public relations tutorial appeared in The Journal of Hospitality & Leisure Marketing.
I enjoyed the opportunity to be a guest columnist in a TravelGirl magazine, writing about why weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs, and other life events should never be held on holiday weekends.
In recent years, I've covered IT security companies and issues, including articles about current and future computer viruses, industry mergers/acquisitions/consolidation, and electronic document security breaches.
I do not write about politics, religion, or review/cover books.
Please pitch me via email with no attachments. The best time to contact me is between 7 AM and 4 PM eastern time, Monday through Friday.