Resume -- C.V.
Founding Editor, CUNY Journalism Press, October 2012. First books are Andy Carvin's Distant Witness, on the Arab Spring; James Goodale's Fighting for the Press, the inside story of the Pentagon papers; and Steve Weinberg's Investigative Reporting in America: A History.
Freelance writer/editor/consultant since 1984, based in London 1984-93. Work includes books, magazine articles, newspaper stories, Web content. Datelines include Europe, the Far East, Middle East, Soviet Union, Central America, the Caribbean. Topics include politics, economics, business, family and social issues, law, art, health and medicine, education, technology, human interest, entertainment, travel.
Collaborator/Ghostwriter/Book Doctor clients whose books were published include a lawyer whose book sold to Random House; an engineer whose book sold to Oxford University Press; Donald Rubin, the founder of MultiPlan and the Rubin Museum of Art; a National Parks ranger who became a whistleblower; a former Notre Dame football player's book on 'linebacker' leadership in business; a Sikh couple who were among the first Indian doctors to immigrate to the United States, and many more.
Corporate consultant/coach: Clients include Intel, Pfizer, Alcoa, Time Inc., Newsweek, the Steamboat Foundation, British Telecom, Digital Equipment Corp., Robert Marston Associates, Brooklyn Brewery, Yamaichi Bank, Reuters, the Newlin Co., Euromoney Inc., EDS, Community Alert Network, others.
Associated Press 1974-84, national writer based in New York, covered many of the top stories of the day: Grenada, mass murders, national politics, natural disasters, Olympics. Director, AP-NBC News poll. Editor, international desk.
The Complete Idiot's Guide to the U.S. Constitution (2007, Penguin)
Your Name in Print (2005, St. Martin's Press)
Doing Good (2001, ASJA Press)
License to Steal (1999, HarperCollins)
Moscow Madness (1999, McGraw-Hill)
Frank Moran (1999, Literary Legacies)
The Good Beer Book (1997, Putnam Berkeley)
Passport UK (1996, World Trade Press)
The Good Beer Guide to New York (1995, Running Press)
US-EC Trade Resources (1993, John Wiley & Sons)
Cracking the New European Markets (1992, Wiley).
Editor: The ASJA Guide to Freelance Writing (2003, St. Martin's). Chicago: Insight CityGuides (1991, Apa).
Magazine credits: Atlantic Monthly; Readers Digest; Forbes; Time; Glamour; Seventeen; Contribute; M; Delta Sky; United, American & TWA in-flights; Medical Economics; American Bar Association Journal; Cooking Light; National Law Journal; Prime Times; Euromoney; Metropolitan Home; Personal Finance; Diversions; Crain's New York and Chicago Business; Advertising Age; Electronic Media; Shopping Centers Today; Datamation; Defenders; Overseas; Editor & Publisher; Industry Week; Florida; Wisconsin; Open Line; Real People; Dallas and San Jose Business Journals, many others.
Newspaper credits: International Herald Tribune, New York Times, Newsday, Financial Times, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Boston Globe, Denver Post, Detroit News, Dallas Morning News, Orlando Sentinel, San Diego Union, Milwaukee Journal, Atlanta Constitution, many more.
Anthologies & Textbooks: Study Driven (Heinemann, 2006); Considering Cultural Difference (Pearson Longman, 2004); Patterns for a Purpose (McGraw-Hill, 2003); The American Values Reader (Allyn and Bacon, 1999); All of Us (Houghton Mifflin, 1999); The Confident Reader (Houghton Mifflin, 1997).
Travel Books: Insight CityGuides for New Orleans (1992), New York (1991), Netherlands (1991), Amsterdam (1990), Florence (1989).
Columnist for Family Education Network, Total New York, New Jersey Online. Guest host for AOL ExpressNet travel conferences, Pipeline food and travel forums. Writer/editor for Brooklyn Brewery website. Contributor to Intel, BT Global and InterGenerational Planning websites.
Speaking, Lectures, Interviews
New York Public Library, New York Stock Exchange, New York City Bar Association, ABC, CBS, CNBC, CNN, NPR, BBC, other networks and local TV and radio stations, civic and service organizations.
CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, writing coach, teaching Craft I & II, 2006-present
NYU, grad and undergrad journalism courses, 2004-present.
Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, 1997-2007.
Montclair State University, 1994-95.
Boston University, London, 1992-94.
Marquette University, 1978-80.
Doctor of Jurisprudence, University of Wisconsin Law School.
Bachelor of Arts, Drake University.
American Society of Journalists and Authors
- Magazine Story of the Year 2001
- Book of the Year 2000
Society of Professional Journalists, several awards
American Bar Association, Silver Gavel and other awards
North American Travel Journalists Association, several awards
North American Guild of Beer Writers, several awards
Memberships: American Society of Journalists and Authors; New York Press Club; State Bar of Wisconsin; Board of Directors, Volunteer Center of Bergen County.
Board of Directors, Volunteer Center of Bergen County.
Mentor, Volunteers in Protective Services (VIPs), for neglected and abused children.
Fresh Air Fund volunteer host family.
YMCA volunteer basketball coach, official.
Ridgewood (N.J.) Recreation volunteer coach.
Ridgewood Public Library, community writing programs.
Ridgewood public schools, classroom storytelling, Great Books discussion leader.
Various volunteer work for homeless and holiday family assistance programs.
Big Brothers/Big Sisters mentor.