All Music Guide
Bellingham Herald
Better Homes & Gardens

Birmingham Black & White

Boog City

Corwin Press
Essential Design

Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Gale Group/St. James Press
Hartley Jewelers
International Engineering Consortium
Log Home Living
McGraw-Hill Companies
Northwest Life & Times
Pickford Cinema
The Pieces

Random House
Seattle Writergrrls
Time Warner Books/iPublish
Toolhouse Design Company
Western Washington University
Whatcom Magazine
USA Today

Juliana Hatfield
Dr. Kathleen Kinney
Westside Cooperative Preschool
Creative Networks, Inc.












Time Warner Books/iPublish
(e-book proofreading)


Fire in the Soul
Joan Borysenko, Ph.D.

American Schools: The $100 Billion Challenge
Bill Cosby, Ed.D and Dwight Allen, Ed.D

The Protein Power LifePlan
Michael R. Eades, M.D. & Mary Dan Eades, M.D.

How to Love a Black Man
Reverend Ronn Elmore

Faster: The Acceleration of Just About Everything
James Gleick

Leading with the Heart: Coach K's Successful Strategies for Basketball, Business, and Life
Mike Krzyzewski

Ten Things I Wish I'd Known — Before I Went Out Into the Real World
Maria Shriver

Do What You Are
Paul D. Tieger and Barbara Barron-Tieger



Death of a Dentist
M.C. Beaton

A Heart for the Taking
Shirlee Busbee

Gypsy Lady
Shirlee Busbee

The Glitter and the Gold
Marion Chesney

Vor: The Maelstrom
Loren L. Coleman

Into the Thinking Kingdoms: Journeys of the Catechist Book 2
Alan Dean Foster

With Hope
Dorothy Garlock

With Song
Dorothy Garlock

Dorothy Garlock

This Loving Land
Dorothy Garlock

Dorothy Garlock

The Naked God, Part 2: Faith
Peter F. Hamilton

Two Truths and a Lie
Katrina Kittle

Kasey Michaels

Come Near Me
Kasey Michaels

Burnt Sienna
David Morrell

Alice at Heart
Deborah Smith

Evening News
Marly Swick

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International Engineering Consortium
(technical editing)

DSL in the Current Market Place
Philip Asmundson

The Political Environment for DSL Services
Steven Augustino

The Broadband Marathon: Access Technologies Jockey for Subscribers
Ernie Bergstrom

Service Quality in Large-Scale DSL Deployments
Didier Cop

Marrying SLAs to Service Provider Business Applications
Joel Halpern

Proactive Site Service Assurance
T.M. Ravi

Optimizing the Networks
Joe Savage

The Ethernet: From SONET to Resilient Packet Rings
Bob Schiff

Deploying All-Optical Access Networks
Keith Shaneman

Innovations in Long-Haul Fiber
Scott E. Sheffer

Guaranteeing IP Quality of Service Through Optical Networks
Chuck Sullivan

FTTH versus Small-Node HFC
John Thoma

Transport Technology Selection in Metropolitan Networks
Gregory Treleven

Management of DWDM Transport
Ian Turner

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Better Homes & Gardens Special Interest Publications
(feature writing)

Novel Thoughts
, Decorating magazine

Encore!,Building Ideas magazine

Decorative Painting, Home Ideas magazine

The Legend of St. Patrick's Day, Holiday Crafts magazine

California Cucina, Decorating magazine

Layered with Love, Decorating magazine

Living Large in a Small Space, Quick & Easy Decorating

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Northwest Life & Times
(feature writing)

Skagit Valley Homes Spark the Imagination

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Essential Design
(marketing writing)

I was hired to create new marketing Web content for Essential Web Design & Consulting, Inc., a leading Web development firm in Bothell, Washington, whose clients include Microsoft, the University of Washington, and Paramount Pictures.

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All Music Guide
(band biographies)

Julie Ruin

The Pieces

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Seattle Writergrrls
(feature writing)

Dishing the Dirt: The process of a Restaurant Critic 

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Boog City
(feature writing)

Boog City reviews Feel It

Working through the Mysteries of Life

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux
(e-book proofreading)


The Metaphysical Club: A Story of Ideas in America
Louis Menand

This title went on to win the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for History

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Gale Group/St. James Press

I was hired as a freelance writer for the Gale Group and its imprint, St. James Press, researching and writing detailed reference book entries for their International Directory of Company Histories title. The Gale Group is a world leader in e-information publishing for libraries, schools and businesses, best known for its accurate and authoritative reference content as well as its intelligent organization of full-text magazine and newspaper articles.

Companies profiled:

Anglo American plc
ASML Holding N.V.
Baseball Club of Seattle, L.P. (Seattle Mariners)
Digital River, Inc.
Invensys plc
PowerGen plc
Rio Tinto plc

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Birmingham Black & White
(feature writing)

John Strohm interview

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E-Reads Inc.
(e-book proofreading)


Silent Voices: The Southern Negro Woman Today
Josephine Carson

Who Made the Lamb
Charlotte Painter



Working Murder
Eleanor Boylan

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Pickford Cinema
I wrote film descriptions and blurbs for the monthly calendar for this non-profit, independent art house. Film titles I synopsized include:

Atanarjuat (The Fast Runner)
The Believer
The Business of Fancy Dancing
The Business of Strangers
Human Nature
Monster's Ball
The Triumph of Love
Y Tu Mamá También

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McGraw-Hill Companies
I was a ghostwriter for McGraw-Hill, the largest educational materials provider in the United States. Projects I worked on include:

  • Wrote supplementary materials (21,000 words) for the Teacher Wraparound Edition of Mathematics with Business Applications, published in March 2003.

  • Wrote 23 ancillary "Internet Resources" chapters for Mathematics with Business Applications, published in 2003.


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Bellingham Herald
For two years I wrote a weekly restaurant review column (listed below) and continue to produce feature pieces for this award-winning Gannett newspaper.

Features: Preparing for Retirement series from June 2004

There's still time to save up

Mental preparation important


Features: Hot Homebuyers Market Series from June 2004

Is this the right time to sell?

Selling for the 34–50 crowd

Pros and cons of using your home's equity


Features: First-Time Homebuyer Series from June 2003

Local neighborhoods have it all

Finding a family-friendly neighborhood

Before looking, define needs

Get the most for your money


Features: Garden Series from Summer 2002

Surf 'n turf: Cliffside Drive couple wins expert help for garden makeover

Diamond in the rough: Making the most of a view

Progress not perfection: Plans bloom for building garden's design

Hoe Down: Garden Makeover winners rake in soil suggestions

Superior soil

Garden Makeover winners putter with potted items


Restaurant review columns 2001-2003 (all columns written available here)

Calumet rarely fails to please

Game for variety? Sports fans fill up at The Safe

Pastázza takes pride in fresh, local ingredients

It's hard to beat Seattle's Osteria La Spiga

Temple Bar fills artsy niche

Surly won't cut it: Reviewer shares her pet peeves

Wild about Zoë

Check, please: Reviewer takes her leave with fond memories











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USA Today
This international newspaper ran an excerpt from one of my Bellingham Herald restaurant review columns.

Local Tastes: Bellingham, Wash.

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Toolhouse Design Company
As the sole content developer and writer for this multimedia design powerhouse, it was my responsibility to write narrative scripts for each project, as well as Toolhouse marketing collateral.

Interactive Trials

QuickBooks 2003
Quicken 2003
QuickBooks 2004
Quicken 2004
Intuit Payroll

Marketing Collateral

Media Inc.

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Log Home Living
I have written many design articles for Log Home Living, a national monthly magazine, including a home feature for their 2006 Annual Buyer's Guide.

The Place To Be

Secrets of Success

Baths With Splash

Light Bright

Cultivating Eden: 10 Ways To Beautify Your Outdoor Space

Furnishing Your Home, Room By Room

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The Pieces
I was asked to write a band bio for this Bloomington, Indiana, trio, which was used for marketing purposes in a national campaign advertising the release of their 2004 EPBlow Your Mind.

Band biography

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Corwin Press
I was a freelance developmental editor for Corwin Press, an affiliate of SAGE Publications that publishes research-based books targeted at K-12 principals, administrators, specialists, and teachers. Projects I've worked on include:

  • Teaching in the Digital Age, by Kristen Nelson (publication date August 2007)










Bellingham Girls Rock Camp: Empowering Whatcom Girls and Women Alike

Rainy Day Family Fun Around Bellingham

Pickford Program Director Attends Sundance Film Festival, Returns with Fantastic Plans for Bellingham Art House Cinema

Womencare Shelter Hosts Annual Gala at Silver Reef Casino

Barbara Jean Hicks: Frozen Children's Book Author Lives – and Creates – in Ferndale

6 Pleasing Pizza Options Around Bellingham

Bottoms Up: Hop The Baker Bus, Tour Local Breweries

Sunnyland Teacher Brian Pahl Brings Technology to the Classroom Forefront

Keep Whatcom Kids Happy with Spring Break Camps

Matt Zigulis -- Silver Beach Elementary Teacher Juggles Soccer

Katie's Cupcakes -- Winning the Cupcake Wars, Serving Sweet Treats to Fairhaven Since 2009

Western's Basketball Coach Tony Dominguez On the Court for the Little Kids

6 Bellingham Breakfast Joints Worth Getting Up Early For

Village Books: Whatcom County's Book-Buying Destination Is the Heart of Fairhaven
Bagelry Delivers Delicious Bagels to Bellingham for 30 Years

Bellingham-Area Craft Breweries Bring the Suds

First Friday Art Walk: Celebrating the Artistic Synergy in Downtown Bellingham

7 Date Spots Around Bellingham

Breaking a Sweat in Bellingham -- Jazzercise, Zumba and Trailhead Exercise Options

2014 Major Festivals and Events around Bellingham











Whatcom Magazine
This bi-monthly lifestyle magazine showcases Pacific Northwest living. It is published by the Bellingham Herald, a McClatchy Company newspaper.

Django Bohren smartly sells 'stupid stuff' at Merch Bot

Whatcom County part of state study using mussels to measure water pollution

A winter wonderland

History in the remaking

Point of view

Going green graciously

A room of their own

Something in the air

Lighting up the neighborhood

'A bit of everything'

Simply sensational

With an ocean at your door...

The great outdoors

Suite Dreams

Mad for Media

The Stuff of Life

Spirit and Splendor

It's A Wonderful, New Life

A New Take on Tradition

W List

Living with a Legacy

Small Scale, Big Impact

Mix Masters

Rapid Repasts

Place Settings

Outdoor Spaces

Far-flung feasts: Dining that's worth the drive

Hit the Heights

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Window: The Magazine of Western Washington University

A Life-Changing Decision to Volunteer

Political Action is a Family Value

It's more than just a bike

Alum's Dream of World Service First Brought Her to Western

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Batdorf & Bronson: The Organic Growth of a Premium Coffee Roasting Company

Saint Martin's University Extended Learning Division Brings Exceptional Education Opportunities To Non-Traditional Students

Nikki McClure: Local Artist Looks Back On Her Career -- And Ahead To What's Next

The Latest Sneak Peek Inside The New Hands On Children's Museum

Seattle's Recess Monkey: Not The Kids' Music You Grew Up Listening To

New Hands On Children's Museum Built With Help From Local Tradespeople 

Annual Power of the Purse Event Promises To Entertain While Helping The Community

LOTT Clean Water Alliance Takes Going Green To A Whole New Level

Thurston County Happenings: Rainy Day Fun For The Four-And-Under Set

Jessica Jensen Law of Olympia: Doing Things Differently, Holistically, Collaboratively

Olympia Food Co-op: Making Good Food Accessible To More People

Olympia Mother and Son Team Up for Studio West Dance Academy's Nutcracker

MadFudge: Olympia Candy Company's New Twists on the Traditional Confection

Thurston County Cooperative Preschools: An Alternative Take On Early Childhood Education

With 'wear blue: run to remember,' Army Widow Honors Fallen Husband, Battles Grief

Uncork & Unwind: Tumwater Wine Bar Helps You Slow Down and Savor Washington's Best Wines

Olympia's Hands On Children's Museum: Big Changes Underway for the Popular Downtown Destination

Surf's Up on the Washington Coast: Westport and Ocean Shores

Archibald Sisters: An Olympia Institution

Paddleboarding: Perfect for Puget Sound and Thurston County

Award-Winning Olympia Wines Bring Recognition, Respect to Local Winery

Downtown Olympia Working Hard To Rise To Its Challenges

Roller Derby In Olympia Knocks Down All The Competition

Olympia Farmers Market Is Back In Season

Local Mountain Bike Rider Finds Balance Between Work and Play

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