Seasoned writer, journalist and editor covering diverse areas of interest: politics, business, human interest, humor, pop culture and arts commentary. Able to organize writing and editorial staff toward a finished project on a tight deadline. Detail-oriented, able to track multiple projects without sacrificing quality. Familiar with industry software: CCI, TMS, HTML, Dreamweaver, Windows.
08/02 - Present: Copy Editor -Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Responsible for editing copy for accuracy, clarity, objectivity, grammar, spelling, organization, readability and style; laying out and editing sections, monitoring the news wire and writing headlines. Most recently assigned full-time to the features section.
09/01 - 02/04: Columnist - Worcester InCity Times
Author of a Bi-Weekly Op Ed Column, "Infante's Inferno,"commenting on local and national political news and culture.
04/97 - Present: Contributing Writer - The OC Weekly
Recipient of a 1999 Orange County Press Award. Major work in arts coverage; ongoing coverage of county animal shelters, ferret legalization, Libertarian politics and medical marijuana, along with humor pieces and satire. Coordinated the Weekly's first poetry contest.
08/00 - 04/01: Assistant Editor - Workforce Magazine
Responsible for copy editing, overseeing freelance contributors and writing articles for a monthly trade magazine on Human Resources and Business issues, particularly on the subjects off staff downsizing and labor issues. Helped develop new direction for content development and oversaw 2000 Maggie Award winning issues.
11/94 - Present: Freelance Writer & Editor - Various Publications
Articles published in local/state news, politics and local color. Arts & entertainment reporting, author/musician interviews, band reviews and performance poetry coverage for alternative weekly newspapers. Publication credits include The American Journalism Review, Worcester Magazine, The San Antonio Current, the OC Register and About.com.
11/94 - 11/98: Staff Writer/Managing Editor - Next... Magazine
Responsible for coordinating a fifteen-person volunteer staff of writers to produce a monthly poetry news magazine.
2/93 - Present: Poetry Publication - Various Publications
Extensively published internationally, including anthologies such as "Spoken Word Revolution Redux," "Poetry Slam: The Competive Art of Performance Poetry" and "Words: Beatnik to Hip-Hop"; and literary journals such as AntiMuse, Ballard Street, Pearl, The Los Angeles Review, poeticdiversity, Artlife, Blue Satellite, Talus & Scree and Spillway. Author of nine chapbooks.
1993 valedictorian of New England College (British Campus), an American International College. Double Major of English and International Political Science. Minor in British Studies.
References upon request.