What I’ve done

— Employment

Wordesign Services, Newburyport, Massachusetts
Co-founder, Vice President, and Executive Director   1994–present
Full-service illustrated-book packager working with trade and university publishers as well as corporate, institutional, and nonprofit clients, preparing and producing award-winning publications, from concept to bound book. Vernon Press, Inc. founded (1994); becomes Vern Associates, Inc. (2002); restructured as Wordesign Services in 2015

Clients included: Abbeville Press • Henry Holt Company • International House New York
John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse, Boston • Liberty Mutual Group
Lincoln Institute of Land Policy • Little, Brown and Company • MIT Press • Millennium Partners Museum of Fine Arts, Boston • Northeastern University Press • Peabody Essex Museum
Princeton University Press • Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute of Advanced Study
Riverdale Country School • Trinity Church in the City of Boston • UMass Amherst
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Bulfinch Press, Little, Brown and Company, Boston
Senior Editor, Art Books   1990–1994

Stewart, Tabori & Chang, New York
Editor   1988–1990

Birnbaum Travel Guides, Houghton Mifflin Company, New York
Associate Editor   1987–1988

Editorial and Public Relations Consultant   1985–1987
Clients included: AMACOM  •  Birnbaum Travel Guides  • George Braziller  • Designframe, Inc. • Harper & Row • McGraw-Hill College Division • Military History Quarterly  •
Random House College Division • Stewart, Tabori & Chang • Warner Books

Vignelli Associates, New York
Director of Communications 1984–1985

Bruce Redford, John Singer Sargent, Sargent

— Education

Harvard College (Cambridge, Massachusetts)
Bachelor of Arts, cum laude—concentration in Fine Arts (art history)

— Volunteer Experience

Merrimack River Feline Rescue Society, Salisbury, Massachusetts
Member of Marketing Committee (2015–present); publications volunteer (2003–present)

Friends of the Newburyport Public Library, Newburyport, Massachusetts
Board member (2005–2015); chair of Publications Committee (2009–2015)

Newburyport Public Library
Member of five-year-plan committee (2009–2010)

Newburyport Literary Festival
Member of originating steering committee; editor for website and publications (2005–2007)

— Computer Proficiency

  • Desktop publishing:   Adobe Acrobat; Adobe InDesign; Adobe Photoshop; Quark XPress
  • Word processing:   Microsoft Word; Pages
  • Document markup:  Adobe Acrobat; PDFpenPro
  • Database:   Cindex; FileMaker Pro
  • Spreadsheet:   Microsoft Excel; Numbers
  • Project management: Basecamp; Daylite
  • Operating systems:   Mac OS X and iOS; Microsoft Windows
  • Bookkeeping:   Quickbooks; Banktivity