Brooklyn, New York
Email: [email protected]

Author, Lonely Planet Guidebooks (2003 to present)
Central America, Eastern Europe, New York City, Myanmar (Burma), Romania & Moldova, Southeast Asia on a shoestring, USA, USA & Canada on a shoestring

Founder/author, ReidOnTravel (2007 to present)
Researched and wrote 180-page online guidebook to Vietnam.

Freelance Author (2003 to present)
Travel articles in publications including The New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Houston Chronicle, Miami Herald, Transitions Abroad, Wanderlust, World Hum and Perceptive Travel. See here for links.

Series Publishing Manager, Lonely Planet (May 2002 to June 2003)
• Prepared (still-in-use) templates for content overhaul of shoestring and multi-country guides
• Managed London team of commissioning editors
• Created the series publishing plan – including comparative sales percentages of regional books
• Conceptualized new cover template and promotional efforts, such as putting the lead author of Europe on a shoestring in a London bookshop window for a week
• Led sessions at author-workshop training seminars

Commissioning Editor & Editor, Lonely Planet (October 1997 to May 2002)
• Recruited and approved authors for LP author pool, and commissioned authors for individual tiles
• Briefed & edited books

University: BA in Journalism, the University of Oklahoma (1991)
Languages: Studied Russian, Spanish, Vietnamese and Bulgarian