Ellen_LinkedInPhotoAs a freelance writer,  I’ve contributed to Rhode Island Monthly, Good Housekeeping, DailyWorth.com, money-fax.com, American Craft, Deliberate Life, Working Mother, Redbook, Mademoiselle, Family Life, McCalls, GQ and more.

My articles have been reprinted on msnliving.com, parenting.com and other websites. They’ve also appeared in international magazines, and in several books, including Tapping the Wisdom That Surrounds You: Mentorship and Women (2015).

I often write about how to improve your life. I have, for instance, explained how to stand up for yourself, how to negotiate, and how to stop over-apologizing  (like a woman cited in my article, who said, “Oh, sorry!” to the zucchini after she dropped it). And in the past, I was an advice columnist for Redbook, Family Life and Mademoiselle magazines.

Two examples of personal essays I’ve penned are on my Writings page. One  is about a spoiled dog (okay, my spoiled dog), and another reveals the debt I owe a favorite aunt.

I also write profiles (some short, some long). For those, I’ve talked to archaeologists, carnivorous plant aficianados, the regulars in a music-filled dive bar, an inspired university president, and more.

And, for rimonthly.com, I penned a blog called, “Becoming a Real Rhode Islander.”  (I now know how to clam.)

Please visit my Writings Page for samples of my work.

My Work as an Editor: I began my career at Mademoiselle magazine, eventually becoming its Executive Articles Editor. I not only assigned and edited pieces, but also advised newer editors. Since becoming a freelancer, I’ve edited articles, blog posts, book chapters and business proposals for clients, including Strakosch Retirement Strategies, FredAlan Inc, Curran Career Consulting, and more. Since 2013, I’ve also been editing white papers for the Editorial Board of the Defined Contribution Institutional Investment Association (DCIIA).

With every assignment, I help authors and organizations convey their knowledge clearly and persuasively, letting their voices shine through.