Writing and Work Experience
Freelance Article Writer, since 1990. Currently, Executive Editor at AUTO Connected Car News, Publications include: GET Creative (USA Today/Gannett), GearBrain, Cars.com, Automotive IT News, Yahoo! Autos, Motor Matters (nationally syndicated), Electric Car Insider, TopSpeed, TechHive Car Tech,. Wireless Week, Work.com, ISO & Agent, Dig-iT, Investor’s Business Daily, The Los Angeles Times, Success, UPI, ComputorEdge, Business Start-Ups, Compute, The Office, PC Laptop, HomePC, FamilyPC, Income Opportunities and ATM Marketplace. 2007-2014. Editor and Author Wireless and Mobile News. Areas of Expertise: Automotive, Connected Car, Technology, Autonomous Cars, Alternative Transportation, Wireless, Devices, Finance and Business. (See Samples).
Market Research – expert interview source for automotive, technology, ADAS and connected cars.
PR & Marketing Writer – I wrote the first-prize winning entry for Consumer Electronics Show Best of CES. I also write advertising brochures, publicity media releases and Web content for businesses, advertising and PR companies. I have created a product name for a garage floor coating, wrote a brochure for a weight loss clinic, and developed new product sheets. Companies worked with include: Oralia Michel Marketing and Public Relations, Bright Strategic Design, Dharmata Public Relations, Advenstar, DSLV Lawlor Advertising, and Praxis Advertising and Design.
Business, Technical, Creative & Research – I wrote extensive analysis of demographics, marketing, security and technology for a financial institution service organization. I updated the corporate biographies of a major insurance company, and ghost wrote an asset takeover book. I wrote an HDTV product demonstration script for a cable TV company, wrote a software manual and covered an event planning board meeting.
Technology Feature Writer, INVESTOR’S BUSINESS DAILY – I took the very complicated world of technology/business and made it understandable to everyone. Cutting edge technologies and emerging businesses are covered in hundreds of articles. 1998 – 2002
Author of Make Money with Your PC The Next Generation Guide to Starting and Running Successful PC/Internet-Based Businesses, Editions 1-3. 1992 – present.
Toastmasters International – Advanced Communicator Gold, Competent Leader. Winner Tall Tales Area B Contest.
Steering Committee South Pasadena Arts Council (SPARC). Board of Directors Fair Oaks Orange Group Project Area Committee.
Program Director of The Los Angeles Computer Society and former Director of Special Programs for Independent Writers of Southern California. Member of Alameda Writers Group and San Gabriel Valley Poets. Published poet in Haiku anthologies.
Keynote Speaker at major computer user groups and speaker at The Southern California Conference for Women Business Owners. 1991 – Present.
Radio and Television Appearances over 50 appearances which include: Nationally Syndicated Shows, America’s Talking, KFI, KCBS, MNN and KFJC. Audio and video available by request. 1994 – Present.
Computer/Business Teacher and Lecturer – I taught Make Money with Your PC and Business/Marketing at East Los Angeles College. I have taught software and business classes at Valley College, Pierce, El Camino, LACC, L.A. Mission College, Santa Monica College and University of California, Santa Barbara and Riverside. 1991 – Present.
Adjunct Professor, Emeritus College – I taught Windows, Internet, and Microsoft Word to senior citizens. Developed and taught one of the first authorized WebTV /Internet classes for older adults in the U.S. 1996 -1999.
Software Knowledge: WordPress, Jetpack, Movable Type, Adobe Premier Pro, MS Office, Front Page, Ventura, PageMaker, Corel Draw!, Fireworks, Internet Explorer, Firefox, Fireworks, Quicken, WordPerfect, HTML 5, Adobe Acrobat, MAC OS, AOL, FTP, Lotus, MS Works, ReaderWorks Publisher, OmniPagePro, and Netware.
B.A. Pomona College, Claremont, CA.
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