2009 to present. Professional Artist and Art Teacher.
regularly exhibit paintings and drawings in local, regional and
national galleries and in competitions. I teach formal classes at Number
10 Arts Precinct, Jamberoo and the Coach House, Kiama as well as give
to 2009. Part-time Writing and Editing.
include the SELF Centre, University of
Western Sydney and the School of Humanities
and Languages, University
of Western Sydney.
2000-2008 Honorary Scholarship Assessment Officer. Australian Vietnam War Veterans Trust.
I assessed over 250 means and merit based scholarship applications a year, from all states and territories. The work is highly confidential and requires knowledge of income reporting, Commonwealth benefits, and education systems nationwide.
1996-1998. Associate Lecturer/Tutor, Professional Writing and Editing. University of Western Sydney, Nepean.
Coordinated/Tutored: Principles of Editing, Reasoned Writing, Written and Oral Presentation, Writing on the Edge. Co-developed and ran Web-based professional writing and editing subjects.
1991-1995. Freelance Publications Manager/Writer/Editor. University Publications, University of Chicago.
edited, and produced award-winning marketing pieces.
1991-1995. Editorial & Research Assistant. Johnsonian News Letter.
Directed redesign of newsletter, managed subscriptions, researched articles and bibliography.
1993-1994. Super Lector/Lector. University of Chicago Writing Program; Art Institute of Chicago; St. Xavier College, Chicago.
postgraduate and undergraduate sections of Academic and Professional Writing.
1985-1990. Senior Publications Manager/Writer/Editor. University Publications, University of Chicago.
edited, and designed wide range of university marketing and in-house
publications ranging from brochures and posters to course catalogues and annual
reports. Expertise in design, typography, photo editing, printing processes,
and desktop publishing.
1982-1984. Writer/Publisher/Communications Consultant.
Established the Community Reporting Service, which reported and distributed feature stories and provided regional coverage for newspapers in Southwestern Wisconsin. Also established Talk of the Town Writers and Publicists, which promoted tourism and published the Uplands, a guide to Southwestern Wisconsin.
1979-1982. Producer/Director. KUAC-FM, University of Alaska, Fairbanks.
Responsible for all local non-music programming and for providing news and documentaries to National Public Radio and member stations. Led KUAC’s transition from student to professional status. Coordinated staff, volunteer, and student training. Special responsibility for addressing Native Alaskan arts and affairs on-air and through community outreach.
1976-1979. Writer/Producer. National Public Radio, Washington, DC.
For flagship daily news magazine, “All Things Considered”, wrote, edited, and produced news, features, and half-hour segments. Specialised in field production and creative use of location sound. Pioneered first NPR training seminar for member stations and freelance producers.
1974-1976. Producer/Sound Technician. “Earplay” (NPR drama series), University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Innovated use of film-sound recording and editing techniques in live radio drama performance and post-production.
1974-1976. Reporter/Photographer. Weekly Home News, Spring Green, Wisconsin.
Responsible for 90% of editorial content of community newspaper.
1970-1974. Freelance Film Editor/Sound Editor, New York, NY.
On editing staff of several features films, televisions sports and documentary films, and corporate films.
Reading ability in French, Latin, and Ancient Greek; some Spanish and Italian.
I have Australian and United States citizenship.