Christine's interests include career advice, medicine, parenting, kids, humor, pop culture, and many others.
Christine is an avid reader and believes strongly in continuing her education as a writer and editor. To that end, she regularly keeps her skills sharp through online classes, networking with other writers, and reading.
From high school, Christine attended North Shore Community College, where she learned her great loves were language and journalism.
Christine was a member of the North Shore Honors Program, an advanced course of study that challenged her intellectually. A notable topic of study was World War I. Christine also served as a writer, editor, and layout consultant for the North Shore Community College Pennon, the college newspaper.
Christine studied newspaper journalism with a minor in political science at the prestigious S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. There, she was exposed to both the theory and practice of writing, research, and editing across media, including print production and the beginnings of presenting information on the Internet. She formed professional relationships with fellow journalism students and members of the media who served as professors and instructors that persist to this day.
In her extracurricular activities, Christine served as co-secretary of the Syracuse University chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, helping to organize and keep track of SPJ events on campus. Christine also wrote extensively as a staff writer for the Daily Orange, the college's independent, student-run newspaper, which gave her real-world skills and taught her the time management skills to balance such work with a heavy undergraduate course load.
Christine worked for a major career-related dotcom for 5 years, writing, editing, and conceptualizing career advice articles and blog posts addressed to both job seekers and employers. Christine also helped market and implement sponsored content to consumer advertisers to monetize the Career Advice section and make it a revenue-generating operation.
Christine worked as the Employer producer for a major career-related dotcom, conceptualizing, writing, and editing content that deals with employer-employee relations and legal aspects of this relationship. This included a monthly column highlighting case law of interest to employers, written by a local legal firm that was of great interest to those in human resources and management.
Christine worked as managing editor and Web editor for a trade electronics assembly magazine. Duties included daily Web site updates and a weekly analytical column summarizing electronics assembly industry happenings, writing for the magazine, and attending trade shows. During her time with the magazine, she became a well-respected journalist in the field and was often sought out for exclusives.
Earlier in her career, Christine wrote and edited for several trade magazines, including those covering electronics assembly, advanced packaging, and design engineering. She became proficient and knowledgeable in specific areas by covering a beat through trade show attendance, industry association membership, and self-paced learning. Her ability to learn quickly, personable nature, attention to detail, and excellent writing skills helped her become a trusted journalist to her sources.
As a freelance writer, Christine has written several real estate profiles for the MetroWest Daily News in Massachusetts. Unfortunately, since these pieces were written in the early 2000s, the profiles have been removed from the newspaper's online archives. Christine still has her manuscripts and has posted one of the articles she wrote.
Christine is the mother of two young children: a son and a daughter. Her experiences of becoming a parent, watching her children grow, balancing work and family, discipline, and other topics have become fodder for her writing career, both in print and online.
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