Bailey and Potter, CPA


Liz Darhansoff.



Amy Gross, Editor in Chief, O   Magazine

Susan Bolotin, Editor in Chief, Workman Publishing

Alison Humes, Articles Editor CondeNast Traveler

Adam Moss, Editor in Chief, New York

Wayne Lawson, Executive Literary Editor, Vanity Fair



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New York, NY 1011

Honors and Awards...

• (“A Few More Words about Breasts” received honorable mention in Best Essays of 1996)

• Nominated for numerous ASME awards

• Mademoiselle Guest Editor

• Seventeen Magazine short story contest, First Prize

• Hollins College Poetry contest, First Prize



University of California, English 1965-1968

NYU Film School, Documentary filmmaking

New School for Social Research, Psychology


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Director, New Media                                                                                      2001 to present
Day and Meyer, Murray & Young, Corp.

  • Developed, designed, and launched Web site for custom mover/storage/shipping company specializing in fine art and antiques for U.S. and overseas clients.
  • Developed and maintained digital inventories.
  • Managed company-wide modernization including technology, network, database, mailing lists, and e-mail. 
  • Wrote and designed all corporate brochures and print ads.

Freelance Editor and Consultant                                                1999 to Present

  • New York times Magazine : Consulted with Adam Moss to re-vamp front of the book.
  • O Magazine: Worked with Amy Gross to establish magazine’s tone and trained junior staff.
  • Mademoiselle: Wrote and edited pieces for features department.
  • Lucky: Wrote and edited pieces for launch of this Conde Nast Magazine.
  • Developed interactive features and community areas of relationship site targeting twenty-and-thirty somethings.
  • Style& Consulted during launch of this relationship content-rich Web site for men and women that covers the life cycle of relationships from initial meeting to breakup.
  • Fine Living magazine and TV: Consulted on launch of both lifestyle media which are designed too inspire people to find the most rewarding ways to spend their time and money.


Writer-at-Large                                                                         1986 to 1999

  • Allure: Created highly successful “Beauty and the Beat” column. Wrote numerous features, cover-lines, promotional materials.
  • Vogue: Created and wrote humor column, “Talking Out of Turn.” Packaged and wrote editorial features, wrote reviews and display copy. Wrote the popular “People Are Talking About” column.
  • Mirabella: Key member of start-up team, involved with every aspect of editorial. Created often quoted monthly feature, “The Affront Page.” Wrote features, fashion stories, cover lines, display copy.


Senior Editor                                                                                    1983 to 1985
Vanity Fair

  • Improved pop culture coverage.
  • Created and edited “Vanities” section.
  • Wrote humor and arts pieces.


Senior Editor                                                                                    1982 to 1983
Rolling Stone

  • Assigned and edited cultural features
  • Worekd with a variety of writers from Joyce Wadler to Dominick Dunne.



Other Staff Positions                                                                         1974 to 1980

  • Executive Editor, Soho News
  • Senior Editor, New Times
  • Staff Writer, The Village Voice



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Cultural essays and reviews: Vanity Fair, The New York Times Book Review, New Times, O Magazine, Elle, Mademoiselle, Esquire, House & Garden, New Times, Oui, Penthouse.

Travel/adventure/sports stories: Conde Nast Traveler, Conde Nast Sports & Fitness for Women, Skiing.

Humor pieces for: New York Times Magazine (“Endpaper”) and “Styles” section.

Regular columns: 7 Days (television), Soho News, The Village Voice

Copywriting: Estee Lauder, Ralph Lauren, Ultima II, Prescriptives, Bam Net, Addison Goldtstein & Walsh, New York Times advertorial.



  • Microsoft Office
  • Web design (Dreamweaver, Fireworks),
  • Print Design (InDesign, Pagemaker,)
  • Photoshop
  • Adobe Acrobat
  • Experienced with web sites and blogs.
  • PC and Mac networks and computer troubleshooting
  • Capable of training staff in various computer and web applications.