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GOTTA GO

Traveling the world, living amid diverse cultures, sampling exotic cuisines, sleeping in fancy resorts, and lounging on sunny beaches — getting paid to write stories and shoot pictures about it —
yes, I could think of worse jobs.

 

 

 

EXPERIENCE BERMUDA

288-page in-room visitor guides in British English for HCP/Aboard Publishing and the Bermuda Hotel Association, as editor of the 2009/10 issue and senior writer of 2010/11: Assigned features, wrote main text and sidebars, and edited the 60,000-word advertorial books. Sourced photos and built relational databases to manage editorial assets. Click for samples.

 


EXPERIENCE RIVIERA MAYA

76-page destination guides in US English and Latin Spanish for HCP/Aboard Publishing and the Riviera Maya hotel association and tourism board, as editor and senior writer of the 2010 issue: Assigned photography and sidebars and wrote main text and listings for the publisher's inaugural issue. Click for samples.

 


EXPLORE

In-flight magazines by HCP/Aboard Publishing for the long-haul airline TACA, based in Central America: Traveled Riviera Maya, wrote, and sourced photos for a 12-page Christmas feature on Cancún, Playa del Carmen, and Tulum in the December 2007 issue. Investigated Washington, wrote, and photographed a family-tourism feature in the July 2010 issue. Click for samples.

 


LATITUDES

In-flight magazines by HCP/Aboard Publishing for American Eagle. Wrote text and sourced photos for a seven-page feature on Cancún, Cozumel, and Riviera Maya in the January 2009 issue. Click for samples.

 


GREATER MIAMI and the BEACHES
VISITORS GUIDE, VACATION PLANNER, TRAVEL PLANNER, MEETING PLANNER,
and POCKET GUIDE

116–228-page destination guides for HCP/Aboard Publishing and the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau, as editor of five books for 2009 and five for 2010: Assigned and edited the 30,000-word editorial sections of the hardcover Visitors Guide and softcover Vacation Planner. Managed and edited GMCVB's membership directories in all of the versions. Wrote three sections freelance for 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014. Click for samples.

 


EXPERIENCE CURAÇAO

80-page in-room visitor guides in US English and Latin Spanish for HCP/Aboard Publishing and the Curaçao Hospitality and Tourism Association, as editor of the 2009 and 2010 issues: Assigned and edited the 17,000-word English editorial and managed its translation into Spanish. Sourced photography. Click for samples.

 


PENHA BUILDING 300 YEARS

144-page coffee-table book in Dutch and English for HCP/Aboard Publishing and the Penha family, which owns the 300-year-old UNESCO World Heritage landmark shown here at the center of Willemstad, Curaçao, as editor of the 2008 publishing project.

 


DESTINATION RIVIERA MAYA

172-page destination guides in US English and Latin Spanish for Ulrich Communications and the Riviera Maya hotel association and tourism board, as art director, then as managing editor: Designed the 2004/05 book, updating the layout. Traveled Playa del Carmen and Tulum, then rewrote the 45,000-word English text of the 2006/07 edition, managed the translation into Spanish, and sourced the photography. Click for samples.

 


 

DESTINATION JAMAICA

232-page visitor guides for Ulrich Communications, the Jamaica Hotel & Tourist Association, and the Jamaica Tourist Board, first as a designer, then as a writer and editor: Traveled the island and wrote on arts, dining, and accommodations for the 2004, 2005, and 2006 issues. Click for samples.

 


 

NEGRIL GUIDE

72-page visitor guides for Graphcom Publishing and the Negril Chamber of Commerce, as editor, photographer, and art director: Traveled western Jamaica. Wrote and designed the 2005 issue. Edited the 2006 and 2007 issues. Click for the low-res PDF file of 2005 (13 MB).

 

 


 

DESTINATION BELIZE

196-page visitor guides for Ulrich Communications, the Belize Tourism Industry Association, and Belize Tourism Board, as art director, then managing editor: Designed the 2005 edition of the in-room book. Traveled and photographed Belize, then wrote the 85,000-word 2006 issue. Updated 2007. Click for samples.

 


 

KINGSTON GUIDE

52-page visitor guide for Graphcom Publishing and the Jamaica Chamber of Commerce: Traveled southeastern Jamaica, then wrote and photographed the inaugural 2007 issue.

 

 

 


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