Nicole is a San Francisco native who returned home after living in Milan and Florence, Italy. She currently makes the trains run on time for Superuser, the community publication of the OpenStack Foundation.
Previously, she was managing editor at the International Journalists’ Network (IJNet), a nonprofit that keeps reporters up to date on tech tools and training opportunities in seven languages. There she tripled unique visitors to the site by redesigning content strategy for the homepage, refining content types and coordinating reporting efforts. As part of the merry crew at Cult of Mac, she reported on all things Apple from Cupertino as well as China and Brazil. She also launched an weekly iPad edition of the website and served as editor.
As a freelancer, she has worked for the Economist.com, Wired News, the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal Europe, BBC2, Newsweek, Discovery Channel and the Italian-language editions of Linux Magazine, Wired and Vanity Fair. While visiting the world’s only plant intelligence lab and voting in the first online Democratic primary she also picked up video, photo and web skills.
The only foreigner at the University of Florence’s Media and Communications masters program, after graduation she spent two years as foreign news coordinator for a daily 6 p.m. news and entertainment program called “Verissimo,” producing up to five stories a week for leading national TV network Canale 5 in Milan.
As an editor, she has reshaped content into English for Italian trade publications including Fashion Magazine, photography magazine Variatio and architecture magazine Elementi. As managing editor at video encyclopedia Ovo, she led a team of copy editors and translators, shored up scripts and visual content while creating a house style guide, fact-checking manual and instituting an unheard of Milan office tradition — Friday donuts.
She does not usually refer to herself in the third person and dreams of a guest spot on “Orphan Black”.