Several years ago, my wife and I realized we’d love to broaden our experiences as a family and expose ourselves and our three boys to various cultures and environments. That decision led us from Bellingham, Washington, USA, to Budapest, where I earned a master’s degree in communication and media. It then led us to Mexico, where we are living currently.
While we travel and live abroad, I work as an editor, content strategist and web developer. I work primarily for PR Consulting, doing writing, editing and web development, and as an independent contractor for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, working as an English-language editor of major publications, news stories and press releases.
I also blog at Budapest Bound, a site I created to help people navigate life in and around Hungary, and complete additional editing projects.
I specialize in English-language editing of texts written by non-native speakers of the language, but I have experience editing documents in a wide range of fields. Recent editing projects include:
I’m a news editor on an independent contract with the FAO Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia.
My thesis topic was digital civility, and I took coursework in communications and media with a focus on international communications.
As director of social media, I was the voice of the entire university on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, LinkedIn and other platforms. I developed the entire social media program from scratch and was founder and leader of the university’s social media committee and coordinator of all social media efforts on campus. I coached leaders throughout the university on the use of social media, including two university presidents and several vice presidents.
Taught several classes over the years as an adjunct professor of journalism, including Principles of Public Relations (JOUR 330), Editing (JOUR 309) and Newswriting (JOUR 207).
Bachelor’s degree in journalism with a concentration in computer science. Highlights:
Editor in chief of university newspaper, worked full-time throughout college, winner of selective department scholarship for top students. 3.39 overall GPA (on 4-point scale).