Expert editing and writing by a professional with more than 25 years of experience in journalism, corporate communications, academic publishing, and social media. Contact me for copy and developmental editing of books; copy editing of book proposals, articles, essays, reports, blog posts and other Web content. I also am a writer whose work has appeared in books, newspapers, magazines, academic journals and online. These include The Nation, PopMatters, The Examiner, The Advocate, Newsday, The New York Journal of Books, Film Comment, Gay and Lesbian Review Worldwide, The Italian American Review (City University of New York), Rootsworld, I-Italy, I am the author of a well-reviewed non-fiction book and a contributor to many other titles. My specialties include culture and the arts, health and mental health, social and political issues, and food/nutrition. In addition to the NAIWE, I am a member of The Author’s Guild and the National Books Critics Circle.
I additionally am a public speaker who has presented at conferences in the US and abroad, and a media consultant who has worked on and appeared in documentary films, including the PBS documentaries “Beyond Wiseguys” (2008) and the forthcoming, four-part series, “The Italian Americans” (2014). I also was a talking head in the History Channel documentary, “The Godfather Legacy” (2012). I have spoken about culture and the arts, ethnicity and inter-group relations, public health and mental health, social and political issues.
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