Texcoco de Mora "Is this important?" I asked my editor, holding up for him a fever chart that I would later learn showed a stock's undulating performance. This was 1998, when I first attempted business writing, armed with a stack of mostly frothy clips, a willingness to try and an almost-complete certificate in management from the University of Rochester.
Fast-forward a few months, and you'd never guess I'd been clueless. Credit the hours I spent in front of the magical Bloomberg machine — which at first terrified me but eventually bent to my will — and that patient editor at the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, who taught me to read an earnings report and not nod off during the legal disclaimers. I quickly became a leading writer on the business desk, winning awards for my coverage of entrepreneurship, economic development and the high cost of air travel in upstate New York.
About two years later I was hired to write about banking and finance for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. I took on other beats there — small business, the tech bust, retail — before serving as an editor, managing six-person teams of reporters and remembering to be charitable to newbies who couldn't figure out how to calculate percent change.
I went freelance in 2006, and since then I've written business stories for a lot of different publications, including Atlanta Magazine, the Bond Buyer and the Real Deal. I also write about emerging markets debt for Prospect News, which means I now understand terms like "greenshoe option" and "equity clawback." That might not make me a huge hit at dinner parties. But that knowledge, along with the other things I've learned during nearly 16 years as a business writer, makes me uniquely poised to not just write business articles, but to bring to other assignments an eagerness to understand, a comfort with data and a reminder that the best stories often meld the hard with the soft.
Areas of Expertise
Finance/the bond market
Commercial and residential real estate
Clients, past and present
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
The Bond Buyer
Delta Sky Magazine
The Real Deal
Selected Business Writing Samples
oração para abençoar o namoro canção nova Gossip Guys: How Yik Yak’s founders are protecting their app from its biggest threat: Us (Atlanta Magazine, January 2015)
can you buy cenforce over the counter Mob Rule: In just nineteen months, Scoutmob has gone from Groupon wannabe to the darling of Atlanta deal seekers. But for the merchants, is it worth the price? (Atlanta Magazine, August 2011)
Eilat Greece concerns linger; PT Bakrie, International Container, Pan American, Braskem price (The Prospect News Emerging Markets Daily, May 3, 2010)