Please contact me and let’s discuss how I can put my skills to your good use. The following are just some of the major areas I work in; others may apply.
Journalism: My passion – journalism is where it started and still remains. Any and all reporting: feature, entertainment, profile, politics, investigative, fashion, travel, design, business, technology, health, art, conflict zones – good reporting matters, no matter the vast landscape changes. It fills my days with joy.
Editing: Draft and/or structural editing which helps people craft their work. I do over-all structural edits for a variety of materials (final line edits I leave to more proofreading- type editors though I can be enticed.) Whatever stage your writing/manuscript is in, I’m happy to step in and give you a thorough exam of what’s structurally working and what’s not.
Corporate Writing: Corporate bios, synopsis, public relations materials, interviews, case statements, annual reports, product notes, white papers, etc. I’ve done a great deal of corporate work over the years and find it exciting and filled with exciting people.
Interviews: I’ve interviewed tens of thousands of people over the decades – many of them well-known and at the top of their fields; many not. It’s something I particularly love. Whether at their apex, every single person is a fascinating interview; I can’t recall a boring one.
Ghostwriting: Books, articles, Op-Eds, letters, reports; any writing needed where your name is also needed on the cover. Just because I haven’t already done it in your medium (yet), doesn’t mean it can’t be done. I also do re-writes.
Web: The world is full of websites and full of websites with poor writing. This is a new area for professional writers to shine and also helps lots of people. It takes skill to write in specific voice – i.e. all publications have such a voice whether you realize it or not – and you don’t want to sound like thousands of other (badly-written) websites.
Media Consulting: I’ve worked with writers, authors, public relations executives, nonprofits, business owners and creative professionals to learn how to best sell their work and themselves to the media. I teach you to create the pitches and ideas editors, producers, agents actually need and also who these nice people might be, and can teach you how to get your message its widest possible distribution. It’s like building a house; you can hire-out or learn to do the work yourself.
Mentoring: I love passing on any wisdom I’ve l/earned over the years. If you’re young and starting out or mid-way and starting out, doesn’t matter. I’m happy to give you a pair of weathered hands to provide some sage advice. Reduced rates apply.