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Curriculum Vitae


Writer specializing in theatre, travel, arts, books, design, 1984-present
Author: Quick Escapes Boston: 25 Weekend Getaways from the Hub (Globe Pequot, 2000; 2002)
Frommer's Cape Cod (Macmillan, 1997)
Cape Cod/Martha's Vineyard & Nantucket (Access/HarperCollins, 1994; 1996)
The Toys 'R Us Guide to Choosing the Right Toys for Your Child (Simon & Schuster, 1996)
Updates/chapters: various Access, Fodor’s, Frommer's, Insight, and Yankee guidebooks, 1993-present
Currently contributing to: Boston Globe, EdgeMediaNetwork.com, NewEnglandFilm.com, Ski, TheaterMania.com, TheaterNewsOnline.com
Previous credits: TheaterMania.com (New England correspondent, 2003-10); AOL-Digital City Boston (2001-03); BookPage (2000-06); FamilyFun (children’s books columnist, 1991-2000); Microsoft’s Sidewalk: Boston (1997-98); Improper Bostonian (1996-97); Design Times (1992-2002), Worth (1991-93); Parenting (1988-92); New England Monthly (contributing editor, 1984-90); book columnist, Child (1988-89); New Age (1984-88). Additional articles in ArtsMedia, BookPage, Boston Magazine, Boston Phoenix, Country Home, Frequent Flyer, Family Circle, Island Scene, Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism, Miami Herald, Ms. Foundation , New England Travel & Life,New York Times Book Review, Travel Agent, Travel & Leisure, Women’s Sports & Fitness, Yankee Travel Guide.

Editor, in-house and free-lance
1988-92: Manuscript Submissions Coordinator, Adult Trade Division, Houghton Mifflin
1986-88: Assistant to the Director of Trade & Reference, Houghton Mifflin
1977-84: Senior Editor, New Age
1972-77: Co-editor, Aphra: The Literary Feminist Quarterly
1970-72: Editor, Scripts; Associate Editor, Performance (publisher: Joseph Papp)
1969-70: Assistant Editor, TDR: The Drama Review

Translator from French, Spanish, and Italian
Books: My Husband by Dacia Maraini (partial); Machu Picchu and Mysteries of the Great Pyramid (Avon, 1978-79)
Plays, stories, articles, and interviews by Aragon, Arrabal, Barthes, Goldmann, Jodorowsky, Maraini, et al., published in TDR, Aphra, and Short Story International (1969-89)


Bread Loaf Writers Conference, Harvard University Extension Program, Hagen-Berghof Studio, Barnard College, Universidad Internacional Menendez-Pelayo (Santander, Spain), La Sorbonne, Academia
Hispano-Americana (San Miguel de Allende, Mexico), The Putney School (VT)


Authors Guild, Drama Desk (former nominator), National Book Critics Circle, New York Travel Writers Association


Benjamin Fine Journalism Award for Outstanding Education Reporting , 1995
National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Literary Translation, 1989

Avocation: In recent years my love of music (and fading stagefright) has opened up a new world

Sandy MacDonald
Soprano 1 (F3 – D6)


Resume on request