I am the Editor-in-Chief of “Riviera Insider,” a luxury lifestyle magazine for the Anglophone community of the French Riviera. I have a Masters degree in journalism; over 15 years of experience in editorial management, academic publishing and editing. For the last several years, I have worked as a freelance journalist in Monaco and the French Riviera and I absolutely love it. I am knowledgeable of many cultures, work well with international clientele and HNWIs.
Originally from California, I studied art and art history but I've always been a writer. I'm insatiably curious and fascinated by history and people's stories. This is one of the reasons I've always loved Europe. With my first visit at the age of 13, I was hooked. By 21, I had accrued more miles than most do in their lifetime. Since then, I have lived in Provence, Sicily, Norway, the French Riviera, the Italian Riviera and England. I speak English, Italian, French and love to learn more.
In 2009, I left Los Angeles for Italy. The following year, I created the food and travel blog "Cultural Comments," not only as an outlet for my stories of adjusting to life in Italy, but also as a place to share adventures and lessons in food.
As the editorial director of Academic Publishing, I oversaw the launch of a new digital academic journal in 2010. "Alternative spirituality and Religion Review" has become an internationally respected journal in the field of Religious Studies.
In 2015, I received my master's degree in journalism from the University of Sheffield and joined the UK Political Studies Association (PSA), where I volunteered as the media officer for the Italian Politics Specialist Group. I did my internship with "Riviera Insider", where I became a local reporter in the French Riviera.
In 2016, I worked with HelloMonaco.com to bring their successful Russian website online in English, doing intensive structural editing from rawly translated articles. The following year, I worked with them on the launch of their printed magazine, copy-editing all the text and writing articles for the 'Monaco Words of Wisdom' section, creating brief articles from long interviews with renowned Monaco residents.
Today, I am the Editor-in-Chief of "Riviera Insider", planning the content for 82-96 pages - managing contributors, writing features, covering events, reviewing gourmet meals and creating captivating advertorials for local businesses.
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