Your words represent you. They can tell compelling stories, promote products and services, or influence opinions. But too often, cloudy communications confuse readers and turn them away.
How can you ensure that your words serve your intentions — making it easy for people to read what you have to say, understand it clearly and take action? By working with a skilled writer and editor.
Building on my extensive experience in journalism and marketing communications, I serve magazine publishers, book authors, academics, business owners, corporations, and nonprofit organizations. In 2020, I co-authored Talent Transformation: Develop Today’s Team for Tomorrow’s World of Work, a book for corporate leaders, executive coaches and human resources executives facing exponential technological and organizational change.
Here’s what I can do for you:
ensure correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation
hone cumbersome ideas into cohesive narratives
produce coherent texts with seamless transitions between concepts
preserve your unique voice while honoring the needs of your audience
follow the standards of relevant style manuals
write new texts or rewrite existing ones upon request
Polish and shine for the written word
My 40-year career in journalism, marketing and public relations revolved around writing and editing. So does my work today on behalf of magazine publishers, book authors, academics, business owners, corporations, and nonprofit organizations. I edit everything from white papers, press releases, web copy, blog posts and magazine articles to novels and nonfiction books. I also write for some clients.
Whatever the assignment, I aim to produce concise text that resonates with readers. I hold a copy editing certificate from the University of California San Diego Extension, and I belong to the Editorial Freelancers Association and ACES: The Society for Editing.
I began my working life as a newspaper reporter and columnist in Santa Monica, California, then did technical writing for a software company before joining KNX AM Radio (CBS News) in Los Angeles as a writer of editorials and documentaries. While living in the United Kingdom for ten years, I authored articles, press releases, and newsletters for two public relations agencies. After returning to the United States, I created and edited blog posts, presentation proposals, press releases, and white papers about testing and assessment software as public relations manager for Questionmark Corporation. I now assist local, national and international clients from my home in Camden, Maine.