Political analyst/fact-checker, America magazine (2013-)
Author of the (Un)Conventional Wisdom blog on politics and demographics; occasional contributor to the print edition of the Jesuit newsweekly; fact-checker for various magazine items; freelance copy editor.
Freelance writer/editor (2011-)
Regular contributor to the A.V. Club; freelance essayist for the Boston Globe; copy-editor of research reports for MassINC; copy-editor for Boston College’s Office of Communications; proofreader for Jesuits magazine; author of Robert David Sullivan website. I also serve as president of the Boston/New England chapter of the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association (NLGJA).
Managing Editor, CommonWealth magazine (2007-10)
Supervised the production of the magazine: copy-editing, proofreading, acting as a liaison with our printer, and posting all content to our website. I created a blog, CW Unbound, and was then part of the team migrating content to a new website for CommonWealth magazine and our parent organization, the nonprofit think tank MassINC. Continued to write regularly for the magazine (see below) and to provide editing assistance for the research department of MassINC.
Associate Editor, CommonWealth magazine (2001-07)
Copy-edited and proofread all content in the magazine and worked closely with writers in shaping articles on politics and public policy. Created and wrote several new departments for the magazine, including Statistically Significant and the map-based Head Count. I also wrote book reviews, essays, and analyses of state politics (“Mapping Massachusetts”) and presidential elections (“Beyond Red & Blue”) that were by far the most popular features on our website.
Wrote regularly on local and national politics, television, theater, and books; assigned and edited stories for annual "Best of Boston" issue; hired and supervised workers entering data for annual “Fall Preview” and “Summer Preview” issues; created and maintained database for arts listings. Copy-edited and proofread stories for all sections of the newspaper.
Assistant Editor, New York Blade News (1997-98)
Copy-edited or proofread all material in the weekly newspaper for the LGBT community in New York (no longer publishing); designed pages on the Quark desktop-publishing program.
Copy Editor/Proofreader, Editorial Services of New England (1996-97)
Worked on a free-lance basis for such clients as Harvard University, the Gillette Company, Fidelity Investments, and Boston Common Press. Company has since changed its name to nSight Inc.
Supplements Editor, Boston Phoenix (1993-96)
Assigned and edited stories for the sports, education, and holiday sections; was the first editor of the “One in Ten” the print version (no longer publishing) of the popular radio program for the LGBT community.
Chief Copy Editor, Boston Business Journal (1991-93)
Reporter, Fitchburg-Leominster Sentinel Enterprise (1988)
Legislative Assistant, office of U.S. Representative John Conyers (1987)
B.A. in Political Science, Boston University.
HTML coding, Excel and other database programs, ArcMap, website design, social media marketing.