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Martha Schindler Connors
380 Aspen Place • Evergreen, CO 80439
phone 303-674-0647 • cell 303-249-8488
email martha@martha-connors.com • website www.martha-connors.com

EXPERIENCE
Freelance Writer and Editor: November 1997 - present
• Reporter/writer covering health, nutrition, fitness, weight loss, psychology and relationships, home design and lifestyle, and other subjects for national and regional magazines
• Editor of Boston magazine’s Home & Garden: 2002 – 2003
• Beauty Editor for Cooking Light magazine: 1998 – 2000
• Journalism Instructor at Emerson University, Boston: 2002 – 2003
• Member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA)

Senior Editor for Natural Health magazine (Boston Common Press, Brookline, Massachusetts)
July 1995 - November 1997
• Planned, assigned and edited articles for national bi-monthly magazine covering alternative and holistic medicine
• Wrote or edited “Consumer Guide” (comprehensive, double-length) features, plus all exercise and beauty articles; edited “My Story” department, which featured first-person accounts of natural medicine successes
• Edited The Natural Health Shopper, a monthly ancillary magazine

Senior Editor for Baby Talk magazine (The Parenting Group/Time, Inc. Ventures, New York, New York) 
March 1993 - July 1995
• Planned, assigned and edited articles for national monthly magazine targeting expectant and new parents
• Wrote and edited stories on women’s health (including fitness and nutrition), family life, relationships, pre- and post-natal care of mother and baby, and development of infants and small children
• Managed two special editorial sections, published bi-annually
• Wrote and edited articles for three ancillary publications, published annually

Associate Editor for The Journal of Property Management (IREM/The National Association of REALTORS, Chicago, Illinois)
August 1991 - March 1993
• Planned, assigned and edited articles for national bi-monthly magazine covering real estate and asset management
• Wrote feature, department and news articles on general business, investment trends, government regulations and other real estate-related issues

Assistant Editor for Savings Institutions magazine (The U.S. League of Savings Institutions, Chicago, Illinois) October 1988 - June 1990
• Researched and wrote news, feature, and “Marketing” department articles for national monthly magazine covering savings and loans and community and savings banks

Technical Writer/Editor for Abbott Laboratories (Abbott Park/North Chicago, Illinois)
October 1987 - October 1988
• Researched and wrote training and procedural documents for manufacturing, industrial and laboratory systems. Edited manuals, video scripts and multimedia presentations
• Designed, researched and wrote monthly newsletter

EDUCATION
The Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois: June 1991
Master of Science in Journalism with Magazine Publishing emphasis

Miami University, Oxford, Ohio: May 1987
Bachelor of Arts with English major/Art History minor