Chicago | May 2016 to Present

Writer and ghostwriter for Jenkins Group.

  • Book proposals

  • Non-fiction book projects

  • Book outlines

writer, Researcher & Project manager

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Chicago | August 21, 2018

Worked with New York Times editor KJ Dell’Antonia for more than a year. Helped her research, write and report the book, How to Be a A Happier Parent. (Represented by Laurie Abkemeier, DeFiore & Company)

  • Crafted a complicated 105-question Qualtrics survey of more than 1,000 U.S. parents from various socioeconomic backgrounds; certified with Institutional Review Board (IRB) training via the Collaborative Institutional Initiative Training (CITI) program for ethical training on human subjects research

  • Found an academic researcher, Matthew Weinshenker, to partner on project and analyze data

  • Drafted internal project timelines to meet publisher deadlines

  • Interviewed sources from survey

  • Researched and wrote passages in the book

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Book Author

Armchair Reader: Chicago

Publisher: Publications International, Ltd.

Chicago | February 16, 2010

Co-author of a book about quirky, off-beat people, places and things in Chicago.