27 Rosemary Street

Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

(617) 524-5352



1995 - 2001
Founder, Editor of The Boston Mercury

The Boston Mercury is a journal of politics and ideas. I have written articles on politics and popular culture, edited copy by journalists, academics and politicians, developed news sources, designed layout and desktop published the results (using Adobe PageMaker), maintained a circulation database and made mass mailings and subscription drives.


1989 - Present

Freelance Writer

Articles in the TAB Newspapers and the National Review on arts, books and politics.


2004 - Present

Website Designer, Publisher

Designed, wrote/edited and published two Websites for small businesses: www.MarysBookstore.com and www.LifeCoachinBoston.com.




A+ certified computer technician. Upgraded small network from Windows 3.11 to Windows 95-98. Installed NICs, wireless PC cards, RAM, modems, video cards, disk drives etc. Installed MS Office suite and other software. Diagnosed errant PCs.



Basic HTML, MS Front Page, Adobe Pagemill, MS Explorer, Opera, Pegasus E-mail.

Designed and published two small Websites using HTML, MS Front Page, Pagemill and PhotoShop to create graphics for each site.


Office Applications

MS Word, Word Pro, AmiPro, basic Excel and Access. Good typing/data entry skills.


Desktop Publishing

Composed and typeset 8.5 x 11 inch and tabloid sized magazine layouts, fliers, posters, mailers and letterheads in Adobe PageMaker 5 and 6.5. Took publication process from typesetting, layout and graphics to full commercial print-run. Also: Adobe PhotoShop, Paint Shop Pro, MS Publisher, Adobe InDesign.


Additional Employment History

1988 - 1989

Harvard University Libraries, Cambridge and Boston, MA

Cataloguing, shelving, canceling, providing materials upon request.


1989 - 1990

TAB Newspapers, Newton, MA

Editorial assistant. Freelance writer on culture, arts.


1997-98, Part Time

Northern Textile Association, Boston, MA

Clerical: Filing, data entry, copying, mailing etc. PC consulting: Network upgrades, installing workstations, installing software.


1994 - Oct. 1999

Atlantic Security, Brookline, MA

Access control, Parking.


Oct. 1999 - 2001 And 1985 - 1994

Publicover Security, Arlington, MA

Access control, emergency response, tenant relations. Manned reception desk, telephones.



Finex House, Boston, MA

PC consulting. Network managment repair


July 2001 - Present

Eastern Security, Cambridge, MA

Access control. Concierge desk, tenant relations, emergency response, traffic control



1980 1983

Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

BA in English. Studied literature and philosophy.


1983 - 1985

Harvard Extension, Cambridge, MA

Studied literature, philosophy, linguistics, writing.



Available upon request