I’m writing this bio in the first person because I believe any prospective client wants to know whom he may be hiring.
I’ve been a writer ever since I was a child, engaging all kinds of writing. Writing is what I do. It’s what I like.
It's what I'm good at.
For the past two decades, most of my writing has been for corporations and large
non-profit organizations. Over this time, I’ve written numerous articles for
corporate newsletters and magazines, plus produced a wide variety of other types
of communication products. I’ve also assisted corporate leaders with speeches
and communication plans.
Also, along the way, I occasionally became involved with sales and marketing communication. This is an area where I’ve recently increased my focus and have been honing my skills through the American Writers and Artists Institute, completing extensive training in direct sales, business-to-business, fundraising and web copywriting.
I find every project a fascinating challenge—understanding the client’s goal and the audience for the communication, then choosing the right concept, the best way to present it, and the most compelling words to achieve the desired result.
My goal as a freelancer is to deliver copy or counseling that is accurate, fresh and
compelling, and delivers the results the client wants. I provide high-quality drafts on time. I don’t get my ego wrapped up in what I produce, and I’m happy to make revisions the client wants.
As a professional, I take pride in not just satisfying the client, but delighting him or her.
- B.A. in Government and Politics, University of Maryland
- M.A. in Foreign Affairs, University of Virginia
- Certificate of Candidacy for the Ph. D. in Political Philosophy,
University of Virginia
“Accelerated Program for Six-Figure Copywriting,” American Writers and Artists Institute
"Secrets of Writing High-Performance Business-to-Business Copy,” American Writers and Artists Institute
“Secrets of Writing for the Fundraising Market,” American Writers and Artists Institute
“The Web Copywriter’s Clear Path to Profits!” Artists and Writers Institute
“The Craft of Speechwriting” through Communicators College, Seattle, Washington
“The Master Class in Speechwriting,” Joan Detz, Washington, D.C.
Phi Beta Kappa, University of Maryland
First Place-Novels, Pacific Northwest Writers Conference
Two speeches published in Vital Speeches of the Day
Grouper’s Laws (novel), 2000
Crosswired (novel), 2001
The Toyota Way to Healthcare Excellence (with John Black), 2008
Government and Politics