I believe my eclectic editorial background demonstrates a joy for engaging with new learning and a passion for communication and making human connection.
Prior to joining the American Society for Training and Development (1997-2009) to develop a book publishing program for the nonprofit organization, I launched a successful industry newsletter that reported on an emerging international quality management standard (ISO 9000). The newsletter, Quality Systems Update, launched in 1991, and the related products we subsequently developed quickly gained a solid reporting reputation with our audience of quality industry professionals and supporting professional organizations such as the American Society for Quality.
Eventually, we built the business to include a line of successful quality management books, an ISO 9000 registered company directory and a second newsletter reporting on the development of an international environmental management standard called ISO 14000. The quality newsletter and book line was acquired by McGraw-Hill Professional in 1995 where I took a position as Executive Editor charged with editorial management of the product line.
In addition to these learning experiences, I have: