About Me

For the most part, this website is a portfolio of my writing and editing. I've spent my career storytelling.


For a number of years, I have worked as a consultant in communications and change management for federal agencies including the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Department of State. Most of my work products for federal clients cannot be shared here, although you will find a program for the historic 2010 International Open Government Data Conference, one of a number of events I helped to organize.


Whether as a freelance journalist, a consultant or government employee, I have made specialized topics accessible and meaningful. My writing has appeared in many major newspapers, from The Boston Globe to the Chicago Tribune.  I’ve edited dense scholarly texts for the National Gallery of Art, lively feature stories for the University of Virginia, and contributed more than 1,000 items to the J. Paul Getty Museum’s website. I’ve not only written about technology, I’ve helped people use it by creating user guides and training materials for government software systems.


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