I offer extensive experience as an information architect, editor and writer, and librarian. Having recently completed a Master of Science in Information and Library Science at Pratt Institute, I’ve gained knowledge and expertise in taxonomy and ontology, content management and strategy, and digital asset management.

I am currently an Associate Taxonomist for UNICEF, where I am refining, revising, and modifying the organization’s taxonomy using Smartlogic’s Ontology Manager, and conducting search engine optimization for the UNICEF website through refinement of keywords and metatags.

Previously, I was an Assistant Librarian at Bard Early College High School, an Information Specialist at Columbia University Center for Digital Research and Scholarship (CDRS), a Metadata Specialist at American Express Magazine Publishing, and a Processing Archivist for Columbia University and the ACLU National Archives.

In my early career, I was Deputy Editor of Out magazine, where I supervised and top-edited staff editors and worked with the art director and photo editor to ensure smooth running of the magazine. As a reporter for Newsweek magazine, I wrote, reported and edited articles for all sections of the magazine including Legal Affairs, Business, Health, Medicine, Society, and the International Edition. At Newsweek, I reported on award-winning cover stories “Auschwitz 50 Years After Liberation” and “A Day in the Life of Murder America.”

Since 1986, I’ve worked as an Independent Consultant, serving as a freelance writer and editor for major national magazines, newspapers, and websites. I have written cover stories for the Los Angeles Times Magazine and POZ; my articles have also appeared in The New York Times (“City” and “Weekend” sections), The Nation, the Advocate, and other national publications. In 2003, I won the Lambda Literary Award for Best Nonfiction Anthology for my book, The Man I Might Become: Gay Men Write About Their Fathers (Marlowe & Company, 2002).

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