Know Your Writes

I hold a B.A. in English from Bennington College and an M.A. in English from City College, City University of New York.

Publications for which I have written and edited include The New York Times, The New Yorker, Esquire, Discover, and The Village Voice.

I have taught journalism and essay writing to students at the university level and led workshops for fiction writers.

Since 2003, I have been writing and editing for publications based at Cornell University and editing for professors and students at Cornell.

See my full resume, below:


Thomas Riggs and Company
Editor, Literature Online, 2008-

Portland Monthly Magazine
Copy Editor, 2008-2009

Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. History: Government and Politics
Editor, 2007

Cornell's Art, Architecture, and Planning Newsletter
Editor for special projects, 2006-2008

Architectural Record
Copy Editor, 2003-2006

This Old House
Copy Editor, 1998-2004

Assistant Editor, 1998-2000

The New Yorker
Proofreader, 1997-1998

Copy Editor, 1995-1997, 2003-2006

Copy Editor, 1994-1997

The Village Voice
Copy Editor, 1991-1997

Berkley Jove Publishing
Copy Editor and Proofreader, 1988-1995

Copy Editor and Proofreader, 1990-1992

Proofreader, 1988-1989

Theses, dissertations, scholarly essays, and fiction
Editor, Copy Editor, and Proofreader, 1995-2010


Kepos Media, 2009-
Contributor, Contemporary Black Biography; International Directory
of Company Histories

Anaxos, Inc., 2009-
Contributor, Novels for Students and Short Stories for Students

The New York Times, 2004-
Mainly articles for the City section

The Green Guide, 2004-
Features and product reviews

Cornell Engineering Magazine, 2003-2008
Features, reviews, and profiles

New York, 1997-1998
Mainly city pieces for the Gotham section

The Village Voice, 1991-1997
Feature articles, news pieces, and theater, book, and music reviews

Money Makes It Clean, 2009
My first novel, now in the hands of an agent


Ithaca College
Lecturer, Journalism Department, 2005-2007

Rutgers University
Lecturer, Writing Program, 2000-2001


Publicist and press liaison for “Mind Your Own Business,” a television series on WCNY-TV (Syracuse, NY), 2007


City College, CUNY, M.A. English, 1998

Bennington College, B.A. English, 1988