i'm an editor and travel writer living in frisco. my blog chronicles the adventures of my family in san francisco and northern california. i often collaborate with my husband, photographer dan dion. we have two young children and live in the panhandle with our cats lola and mario.
this is my professional curriculum vitae.
Lisa Crovo Dion
SAN FRANCISCO SELECT (APA PUBLICATIONS)
Curated and wrote this 200 page guidebook to San Francisco attractions, lodgings, restaurants and neighborhoods from an insider's perspective.
2008 – 2012
Blog and photograph for twice-weekly posts on a variety of lodging options mainly in Northern California for the largest travel search engine/aggregator in the industry. Sources indexed by UpTake include Expedia, Fodor’s, goCityKids, TripAdvisor, Virtual Tourist and Yahoo! Travel.
SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
2008 – 2009
Editor, Custom Publications
Wrote, edited and proofed copy for various weekly sections including Cars, Real Estate, Jobs, Travel, Education, Wine and Lifestyles in the newspaper as well as for stand-alone custom projects. Met daily and weekly deadlines. Hired, assigned and managed freelance writers and photographers. Procured and sized photos, laid out pages. Managed projects from conception to completion.
SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
2003 – 2008
Wrote, edited and proofed feature stories for special advertising sections; wrote and edited marketing copy and advertising collateral. Responsible for managing projects from conception to completion
INSIGHT GUIDES / POCKET GUIDE / SF SMARTGUIDE
1996 – Present
Writer, Updater, Coordinator
Contributed scores of restaurant and hotel reviews, chapter updates and fresh San Francisco-based content for more than 12 titles covering San Francisco and Northern California, published and translated worldwide by APA.
2001 – 2003
Special Sections Editor
Produced 11 special sections on topics ranging from food (Dish), music (Listen Up!), events (Summer Guide), health (Resolution Guide) and the annual Holiday Gift Guide.
Solely responsible for conceiving, managing and producing all publications. Conceptualized story ideas, wrote features, hired and assigned writers and photographers, worked in tandem with designers and oversaw all aspects of production.
VIA MAGAZINE (AAA)
2001 ¬ 2003
Researched and selected event listings for this bi-monthly magazine covering the western United States with a circulation of 3.1 million. Contributed front-of-the-book pieces.
GAYOT SAN FRANCISCO RESTAURANT REVIEWS
2000 – 2001
Contributed detailed reviews to this comprehensive annual guide covering San Francisco, the Bay Area and Northern California published by GaultMillau.
1996 – 1997
Edited well-known authors, contributed news and feature stories and assisted editors at this award-winning and pioneering arts, culture and news website.