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Work History Reviewer & Writer, 09/01-present
(Detailed Reviewing & Writing history is here)
—Book Columnist for Frolic Media, 1/19-present
—Book Columnist for USA TODAY Happy Ever After, 7/17-12/18
—Book Reviewing for All About Romance, 12/15-present
-Book Reviewing and Writing for Midwest Book Review, Heroes and Heartbreakers, Criminal Element, HarperCollins First Look Program, American Chronicle, Seattle PlanetGuru, Scribe & Quill magazine, Writers’ Crossing, and the Pacific Northwest Writers Association’s E-Notes, 6/03-10/17
—Researching and writing encyclopedia entries for Bookbuilders, 3/03-4/05
—Writing articles for History magazine, Alaska Airlines magazine, Horizon Air magazine, Scribe & Quill magazine, American Chronicle, and Citysearch, 9/02-9/12
—Researching and Co-authoring a paper for the Committee on Women in Statistics of the International Statistical Institute & for the Association of Women in Science, 4/02-3/04

Editor, 09/01-12/16
(Detailed Editing history is here)
—Substantive Book Editing for various authors, 4/02-12/16
—Copyediting for The Celebrity Café, 11/05-12/06
—Book Review Editing for Scribe & Quill magazine, 9/04-12/06
—Judge for writing competitions, 2002 & 2003
—Editing articles and books for The Mountaineers Books, Citysearch, a travel startup, and Friends of Issaquah Library newsletter, 10/01-12/13

Proofreader, 9/02-8/12
(Detailed Proofreading history is here)
Proofreading articles for Horizon Air magazine, The Mountaineers Books, uncapped magazine, Jennifer McCord Associates, The CarTours Foundation, Washington Trails magazine,, and AUDISEE

Software Engineer, Microsoft, 9/95-8/01
—Research Software Design Engineer, Natural Language Processing, Microsoft Research, 5/00–9/01
—Software Design Engineer, Small Business, 11/99–5/00
—Software Design Lead, Hardware, 10/97–11/99
—Software Design Lead, WineGuide Online, 5/97–10/97
—Software Design Engineer, Cinemania & MusicCentral, 9/95–10/97

Romance Column: Conversations Over Coffee: Pride and Prejudice in Pakistan, Frolic, 1/19
Article: Morning Pages are not Something You Do but Something You Experience, Frolic, 1/19
Romance Column: Romancing the Past: Band Sinister by KJ Charles, USA Today Happy Every After, 10/18
Interview: Dr. Jennifer Kloester, Georgette Heyer’s Official Biographer, USA Today Happy Ever After, 9/18
Article: A Retrospective Look at Georgette Heyer’s Book Covers, USA Today Happy Ever After, 8/18
Literary Fiction Review: The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett, All About Romance, 12/17
Romance Column: Oldies and Goodies: Let’s revisit ‘Lord Carew’s Bride,’ ‘Emily and the Dark Angel’ and ‘All Through the Night’, USA Today Happy Ever After, 8/17
Fiction Review: The Wicked City by Beatriz Williams, All About Romance, 1/17
YA Fiction Review: Good Time Coming by C.S. Harris, All About Romance, 12/16
Fiction Review: News of the World by Paulette Jiles, All About Romance, 10/16
Fiction Review: A House Without Windows by Nadia Hashimi, All About Romance, 8/16
Nonfiction Review: I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai, Cogitations & Meditations, 11/15
Nonfiction Review: Between You and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates, Cogitations & Meditations, 10/15
Romance Article: Why are Medievals Less Popular than Regencies?, Heroes & Heartbreakers, 5/11
Romance Article: Manly Men in Red High Heels: Alistair and Rothgar Bring It!, Heroes & Heartbreakers, 3/11

Organizations Board of Directors, Seattle Girls’ Choir

Parent Faculty Student Association Board, Eastside Catholic School

Parent Association Board, Open Window School

Education History of the Middle Ages
—edX Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), Harvard University, Winter & Fall 2016, Winter 2017
—Lagunita MOOC, Stanford & Cambridge Universities, Winter & Spring 2015
—Department of History, Bellevue Community College, Fall 2006
—Department of History, University of Washington, Seattle, Winter 2003

Editing Certificate
University of Washington, Seattle, 6/02

Commercial Fiction Writing Certificate
Writers’ Program, University of Washington, Seattle, 6/02

Nonfiction Writing Certificate
Writers’ Program, University of Washington, Seattle, 6/01

French Conversation & Writing Certificate
Nine Quarters with the Alliance Française, Seattle, 9/96–9/99

M.S. Electrical Engineering & M.S. Computer Sciences
University of Wisconsin, Madison, 8/95

B.S. Electrical Engineering (+ minor Mathematics)
University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, 5/92