I can answer questions about what it`s like to be a newspaper reporter or editor, offer tips on interviewing techniques, suggest some useful questions a reporter should ask in different news situations, and talk about guidelines for good writing, editing, and news judgment. I also can talk generally about magazine editing. UPDATE: For some unknown reason, I've been getting lots of linguistics and sociology questions lately; please note that I am not an expert in those areas and cannot be of help on those topics.
Twelve and one-half years reporting or editing for award-winning Mississippi newspapers; about a year editing a national trade magazine (Beverage Retailer); assistant editor for another trade magazine (Nightclub & Bar Magazine); 3+ years experience freelancing for BR, NC&B and Restaurant Marketing magazines; about 9 months as science editor for a university's public relations office (left for health reasons); one and one-half years and counting as assistant director of a university's publications department. Currently, I edit and supervise production for four major catalogs, a brochure series, the university handbook, the class schedule booklets and other annual projects.
Organizations belong to
None related to this area of expertise; I belong to several informal writing groups, a ladies' investment club, and the PTA for my older child's school.
The Daily Mississippian, The Wayne County (Miss.) News, The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, The Hattiesburg (Miss.) American, Beverage Retailer magazine, Nightclub & Bar Magazine, Restaurant Marketing magazine, and various other Mississippi newspapers and trade magazines.
B.A. in Journalism at The University of Mississippi
Currently pursuing M.A. in English with an emphasis in creative writing
Awards and Honors
Over almost 13 years, I've won everything from first place through honorable mention for my editing, writing, and photography in the Mississippi Press Association.