WRITING & EDITING
Create a quality product that appeals to its intended audience. That’s my aim as a writer and editor. Iâ€™ve worn plenty of hats in publishing. I began in textbooks and then spent some time in sales. Iâ€™ve readied old books for revision, prepared new books for production, and helped authors outline and write their best work. Iâ€™ve written and tweaked marketing copy to make book browsers take a second look. Iâ€™ve even written a few books myself. Whatever the work, whether I am editing a manuscript for a publisher or writing web copy for a small business, creating for the audience is always the main task.
GRAPHIC DESIGN & DESKTOP PUBLISHING
Over the past ten years I’ve had to learn how to do a lot of my own design work. It’s no hardship. I take great pleasure in working up posters, business cards, postcards, and newsletters. With WordPress and Dreamhost, I can put together an original website quite quickly. I am no graphic designer, and my Web design skills are limited, but I can create clean, professional materials for much cheaper than it would cost you to hire a trained pro. I’ve started posting some of my projects here to give you an idea of that kind of stuff I do.
SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGEMENT
As every marketing person will tell you these days, Facebook and Twitter require regular maintenance to cultivate a community, and blogs need fresh content. Promotion has become an essential skill for writers, and having handled my own PR for years, I now work with other small companies managing their online communities.