Sandra Lynn Mardenfeld
Freelance Editing/Writing Experience
*Freelance Writer/Editor (June 1999-present): Write and edit for a variety of clients, including:
- editing—Rapaport Diamond Report, Beautiful Itineraries, The Conference Board’s Across the Board, Bell’Italia, Breathe, Graphic Image, TV Guide, Maxim and Self magazines;
- article writing—Small Business Opportunities, Cahners Business Publishing and Income Opportunities (also, see list below);
- ghost writing financial books—Palisades Press;
- web content writing—Playbill Online, Think Inc., APB.COM, and Ontone.com (products editor);
- blogging—Show Showdown;
- public relations writing—C.W. Post University.
*Extensive freelance writing credits include publishing trend pieces and reviews for The New York Times Book Review, The Daily News and American Bookseller; woman’s features and travel pieces for Car & Travel, Destination Honeymoons and Weddings, Long Island Bride and Groom, Allure, Jewelry Connoisseur, ModernBride.com, Distinction, Elegant Bride, Parents and Children and Working Woman; news articles for Newsday, Retail Ad World, Time Out New York, Stagebill, The Christian Science Monitor, Entrepreneur.com, Construction Equipment Guide and Good Dog.
*Associate News Editor (November 2005-January 2007): Worked with writers to produce daily news pieces and editorials. Edited 8-12 stories daily for website.
Playgirl magazine New York, NY
*Managing Editor (September 1998-June 1999): Handled all day-to-day functioning of the magazine. Acted as a central liaison between editorial and art departments and production. Supplied creative input to each issue. Paginated magazine. Line edited all articles. Developed, researched and wrote articles. Wrote coverlines and captions. Delegated writing assignments to freelancers and other editors and edited their work. Read and corrected blue lines. Supervised editorial personnel and columnists.
Fashion Almanac magazine New York, NY
*Managing Editor (May 1998-May 1999): Oversaw editorial content, including developing columns and features, assigning articles, copyediting, hiring columnists and trafficking all materials for each issue. Wrote articles, table of contents and cover copy.
Playbill magazine New York, NY
*Broadway Editor (August 1993-August 1998): Coordinated and directed Broadway department editorial and production. Proofread and copyedited Broadway programs. Supervised Off-Broadway program department. Suggested, researched and wrote articles. Monthly travel columnist.
*Off-Broadway Editor (December 1992-August 1993): Oversaw entire Off-Broadway department including editorial, production and billing. Edited and fact checked all Off-Broadway programs. Worked extensively with press agents, producers and theatre managers throughout pre-production and run of theatrical event.
Long Island University, CW Post Campus, Greenvale, NY
Assistant Professor/Director of Journalism Program (September 2010 – Present): Teach beginning/advanced reporting, journalism history, producing for the web, and introduction to media for a 14-week semester. Update curriculum and program as industry and educational changes necessitate.
Ph.D. in Communication and Information and Library Sciences, specializing in Media Studies, October 2012,
- Dissertation Title: Reporters in Practice: The Role of Privilege in Contemporary Journalism
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ
M.A. in Magazine Journalism, December 1997
New York University, New York, NY
B.A. in Journalism (Minor Concentration: English), December 1989
State University College at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY