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I worked as an Editorial Producer for Major League Baseball in Manhattan for six years. During that time, I wrote for SNY.tv, as well as MLB.com.
I also spent many years working for a photojournalist, digitally retouching and printing his photos for exhibits and publication.
Before that, I was a songwriter, familiar with music sequencing software. I know both the Mac and PC platforms, but the Mac is my tool of choice.
I taught an Intro to Sports Writing class on Saturdays at Bank Street's Liberty LEADS program in 2011, as well as a a beginning music theory class through MusicTeach.
I am currently in the Masters in Childhood Education program at Lehman College (CUNY).
Writing classes I've taken include screenplay writing and children's book classes via UCLA's Extension program.
I can work with both kids as well as adults, and I can assist in all these creative areas.
I have been a photo enthusiast from the days of the "wet" darkroom. Meaning, I developed my own film in chemicals, cut up the negatives, then printed them with an enlarger!
For five years, from 2001-2006, after studying Photoshop at both the New School and The School of Visual Arts, I began working with New York-based photojournalist, Marc Asnin, on his 25-year project documenting his uncle. My digital retouching of those images will appear in his book, UNCLE CHARLIE, in November 2012.
Other images of Mr. Asnin's that I worked on appeared in Life, People, New Scientist, Reader's Digest, and other magazines.
I also digitally printed, on large-format Epson printers, images for his and other photographer's exhibits.
20th Century American history is my focus.
I was an Editorial Producer for Major League Baseball for six years. Plus, I am a lifelong fan.
I am a graduate student in Lehman College's Masters in Childhood Education program (grades 1-6)
I have worked on the Mac platform since the mid-1990s. I currently use an iMac and a Macbook Pro, and know softwares from the world of writing, photography, music and more. I also am pretty good at problem solving and replacing hard drives and RAM.
I have been a photo enthusiast from the days of the "wet" darkroom. Meaning, I developed my own film in chemicals, cut up the negatives, then printed them with an enlarger! For five years, from 2001-2006, after studying Photoshop at both the New School and The School of Visual Arts, I began working with New York-based photojournalist Marc Asnin on a 31-year project documenting his uncle. My digital retouching of those images will appear in his book, UNCLE CHARLIE, in November 2012. I also digitally printed, on large-format Epson printers, images for his and other photographer's exhibits.
I was a writer and editorial producer for Major League Baseball Advanced Media for six years. In that time, I had to copyedit and proof all the articles posted on the two sites I was in charge of.
I am a recorded songwriter. One of my songs, FEEL THE NIGHT, was recorded by GRP artist Carl Anderson in the early 1990s. It can still be downloaded on iTunes.
I have written poetry, music and lyrics, screenplays, started a memoir, wrote a proposal to the National Endowment for the Humanities, and more. All genres have their rules.
Recently, I worked at Major League Baseball Advanced Media (the Internet division of MLB) from 2006-2012, There, I had the opportunity to write articles for both the MLB.com and SNY.tv websites, as well as meet and interview some of the top writers in the world of baseball.
Are you interested in getting a head start on other students who are interested in journalism, whether in high school or preparing for college? I can teach you.
Or are you a parent with a young person who loves sports, and loves the idea of having the public read your opinions and attending sporting events around the world for free, but doesn't know what steps to take to make it a reality? I can help guide that young person of yours.
Each genre of writing has its own rules, and sports writing is no different. When it comes to article writing, do you know what the difference is between a gamer, a write-thru, a feature, a column, an enterprise piece, or a notebook?
Would you like to know what a beat writer does, and how that's different from a feature writer or a columnist?
I'd love to show you and guide you into the world of sports writing. You'll never read a sports article the same way again.
I've also written songs (I have a song on iTunes that received radio airplay), have written poetry, and am currently still taking classes in writing at UCLA Extension (courses like screenwriting and children's writing). From my own personal experience, I know that one is ever too old nor too young to learn.
And it's so much easier when a subject is presented in a fun and lively way. By me!
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