résumé (pdf)

Writing and Editing

  • wrote several published articles and opinion pieces, grant proposals, publicity materials
  • created and compiled style guidelines for a daily newspaper
  • familiar with Associated Press style

    Press relations and publicity

  • developed press strategies, PR campaigns
  • represented organizations in local, national and international television and radio interviews
  • wrote statements, position papers, op-eds


  • line and copy edited news stories for daily newspaper
  • edited opinion and features pages
  • wrote headlines, captions, calendar listings
  • selected, edited news service copy
  • assigned reporter coverage
  • redesigned assignment system, re-organized copy flow
  • produced news story for satellite news service


  • hired, trained, evaluated staff
  • controlled budgets up to $100,000

    Political Work

  • advised political party on communications methods and strategy
  • coordinated lobbying and legislative campaigns
  • analyzed legislation

    Desktop Publishing and Design

  • paginated newspapers in XPress, PageMaker, established graphics standards
  • designed reports, publicity materials, display ads

    Computer and Internet

  • expert in Macintosh OS (through 10.3.8), experienced with Windows, installation of software and hardware
  • familiar with many software packages for word processing (Word, WordPerfect), desktop publishing (QuarkXpress, Adobe InDesign)
  • familiar with Internet software, concepts, resources
  • created extensive personal web site using HTML, PageSpinner, PhotoShop
  • maintained Ethernet LAN for newspaper office


  • wrote technical documentation for university records system in Lotus Manuscript
  • wrote user manuals for office system and computer use


  • developed databases (FileMaker Pro, PC File)
  • created searchable story archive, source database for daily newspaper


  • lived for four years in Cambodia, travel in Europe, Peru, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Turkey, Bosnia and Hercegovina, Thailand, Vietnam, China
  • citizen of the United States and Italy (EU)
  • native English speaker, good comprehension of Italian, basic knowledge of Khmer, some Spanish, French

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  • Consultant Services

    [Writing]  [Editing]  [Graphic Design]  [Video]

    [Press Citations]


    A Tragedy of No Importance
    An investigation into the March 30, 1997
    grenade attack in Phnom Penh that killed 16
    or more people, injured one American and
    embroiled the FBI in a Cambodian controversy.
    Posted March 29, 2005; published online by
    Mother Jones April 15, 2005.

    Online Petition (pdf)
    One of numerous messages and updates e-mailed to
    up to 2.2 million members of in 2004

    Published articles
    in the U.S.,
    in The Cambodia Daily
    and about the Internet in Cambodia

    Press statements
    and position papers released by Cambodia's democratic opposition party
    during the 1998 elections

    Personal web site
    with journals, travelogues, travel information and more

    Opinion pieces
    published in major newspapers
    Also includes letters to the editor

    Events calendar
    published each Friday in The Cambodia Daily


    The Remote Control Revolution
    an assist on an article
    in the Los Angeles Times Magazine

    News service copy editing
    for Bridge News, New York City copy desk

    The Cambodia Daily
    Phnom Penh's newspaper of record

    The Cambodia Today
    a start-up competitor to the Daily
    Editorial style book
    (supplementing Associated Press style for The Cambodia Daily)

    Technical editing


    for the documentary Who Killed Chea Vichea?

    a finalist in the Bush In 30 Seconds contest;
    was aired in local markets and nationally on CNN

    Rumsfeld caught on video

    Four more years?
    for my own amusement

    Graphic Design

    Ahead of the Times
    the in-house publication of The New York Times

    Winning Smile
    a full-page magazine ad for San Miguel beer

    Project Overview
    Social Fund of the Kingdom of Cambodia

    Who's Reading The Cambodia Daily?
    subscription advertisement

    Press citations

    MoveOn Moves Up in the World
    in Wired News, July 26, 2004.
    Quoted as a creator of Polygraph.

    Swinging the Vote
    in Newsweek International, April 5, 2004.
    Quoted on new technology in elections.

    Cambodia: Ballots and Bullets (not online)
    in POUND magazine, May-June, 2002.

    Remembering the Killing Fields
    on, April 19, 2000.
    Quoted on the 25th anniversary of the fall of Phnom Penh to the Khmer Rouge.

    by Jacques Leslie in Wired magazine, November 1999.
    Quoted both as the former spokesperson for the Sam Rainsy Party in Cambodia and as the former managing editor of The Cambodia Daily.

    E-mail is a real revolution
    in Salon magazine, March 15, 1999.
    Quoted on the use of the Internet in Cambodian politics.

    MPs Leave Cambodia
    in The Australian newspaper, October 9, 1998.
    Quoted as SRP spokesperson on political developments in Cambodia.

    Maybe They'll Know It When They See It
    in The Christian Science Monitor, July 24, 1998.
    Quoted as SRP spokesperson on election observers in Cambodia.

    (via Google news archive)