If you’d asked me when I was in college whether I would become a professional writer, I would have said you were crazy. I hated writing papers, and the idea of writing for a living was about the last thing I wanted to do.
No, I wanted to be a doctor. A psychiatrist, in fact. Long before that, I had always wanted to be an artist—a dream I illustrated in the second grade with a drawing of a shapely woman sporting a Jackie Kennedy flip, wearing a blue painter’s smock and red beret, holding a brush and painter’s pallet.
Well, here I am, well into my fourth decade as a professional writer—a career I chose after spending two years as a state budget analyst and realizing that the Governor paid more attention to the media than his own staff. Along the way, I created a state-wide public radio news service, won a New England Press Association award for my environmental print journalism, published a book about the demise of Worcester’s urban forest, taught college students how to write better, and built and ran an award-winning marketing team at a small New England college.
At heart, I’ve always loved words and stories, fictional and true. And I’ve always loved solving puzzles, figuring out how to take a complex idea and make it clear to others. Since 2010, I’ve been my on own, helping business professionals and non-profits connect with their core audiences through websites, blogs, eBooks, videos, online courses and more. In all that I do, I draw from my continuing fascination with what motivates people—the psychology of human action and interaction—and my inner artist, always pushing me to stretch beyond my comfort zone.
I bring an extensive skill set, learned and earned throughout my career, to my work with you. I’m a close listener and thoughtful translator of your passions and actions into engaging prose. I care about telling the truth. I care about aesthetics, making you look as good as you sound. I care about constructive collaboration, following through on all the details and helping you grow your work to better the world. I enjoy a wry sense of humor. And a piece of good, dark chocolate.
If all that matters to you, too, let’s get started!