Clients, Contractors, and Resume


 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

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RESUME OVERVIEW

  • author of dozens of articles, essays and video scripts, and ghostwriter of 10 books
  • diverse professional background encompassing academia, entertainment, freelance writing, and advertising
  • Ph.D. in philosophy that enables skills in analytical thinking and making complexity accessible to general audiences

PROFESSIONAL PROFILE

  • Conceptualized, pitched and wrote content pieces across many channels, including websites, magazines, videos, and books
  • Cultivated topical experience writing on social justice, branding, philosophy, leadership, media, politics, and education
  • Created a wide variety of content vehicles: articles, essays, scripts, reviews, presentations, books, and academic papers
  • Developed solid techniques–from adapting to a specific voice to interviewing–by working as a prolific ghostwriter
  • Built a strong foundation as an editor, from developmental to line editing
  • Attained expert-level research skills using both primary and secondary sources based on editorial and academic experience
  • Acquired an understanding of the complete content creation cycle, from ideation to writing to refining/editing
  • Sharpened analytical skills and an ability to make complex topics accessible, founded on 20 years of academic experience
  • Honed supplementary editorial skills such as proofreading, copyediting, and fact-checking
  • Proficient in MLA and Chicago style manuals

select accomplishments

  • Ghostwrote 10 books (~300 pages each) on topics such as psychology, social justice, political history, marketing, art, and others, including titles that have been picked up by major publishers such as Simon & Schuster and Wiley and Sons
  • Authored content for and consulted on projects for major publishers such as Oxford University Press, Pearson, and Wiley
  • Scripted hundreds of instructional videos that have reached audiences numbering up to 750,000
  • Contributed content to 10+ college-level textbooks in the disciplines of Philosophy, Communications, and Business Ethics
  • Achieved a tenured professorship in Philosophy at Pierce College, teaching hundreds of classes to date; also acted as the faculty head of their most recent (and successful) accreditation process
  • Served on a task force sponsored by the American Association of Colleges and Universities and the Lumina Foundation that developed programs to facilitate the transition of students from community colleges to four-year institutions
  • Cultivated entertainment background working in development and production for HBO and Warner Bros., respectively

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

Freelance Writer | 2001—Present

Pierce College (Los Angeles, CA) | Associate Professor | 2007—Present

University of Rhode Island (Kingston, RI) Lecturer | Fall 2016-2017

Bridgewater State University (Bridgewater, MA) | Visiting Lecturer | 2015—2016

Warner Bros. (Los Angeles, CA) | Post-Production Coordinator and Assistant to the Executive Producer, Gilmore Girls | 2001—2003

EDUCATION

University of South Carolina (Columbia, SC) | Ph.D. in Philosophy | 2011

University of South Carolina (Columbia, SC) | M.A. in Philosophy (with distinction) | 1994

Pepperdine University (Los Angeles, CA) | Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy | 1992