February 2004-July 2006: Copy editor and staff writer for Marina Times and Northside, two monthly newspapers in San Francisco.

2001-2003: Biweekly columnist on careers for San Francisco Examiner.

2001-2003: Free-lance writer for Nob Hill Gazette, Bay Area Parent, Diners Out magazine, other publications.

October 1999-March 2001: Proofreader and writer for SF Weekly newspaper.

June 1998-March 1999: Associate editor of Street Sheet, monthly newspaper for the Coalition on Homelessness, San Francisco.

June 1995-August 1997: Staff writer and copy editor for the Sun-Reporter, a weekly African-American newspaper in San Francisco.

April 1988-May 1992: Restaurant editor for San Francisco Progress and San Francisco Independent newspapers.

June 1985-September 1987: Staff reporter for East/West News, San Francisco.

April-December 1980: Editor of Asian Week newspaper, San Francisco.

May 1977-December 1979: Interviewer and restaurant reviewer for TV Shopper, a free weekly newspaper in New York City.