I write twice-monthly posts for this law firm’s blog, designed to inform and engage this law firm’s current and future clients.
I’ve worked on personal memoirs, novels, and other projects by local authors for this award-winning independent publisher.
When hired for copy editing, I review the text for spelling, grammar, punctuation, and consistent style conforming to The Chicago Manual of Style. For final proofreading jobs, I edit for spelling, punctuation, and major typographical issues such as widows and bad line breaks.
Middle River Press jobs are some of my favorites. We are helping someone preserve family memories, record moments of history, or produce creative work, any of which demands that we take a great deal of care to respect the author’s vision. I enjoy helping someone bring their ideas to life.
At right: Covers of books published by Middle River Press. Illustrations for Dizzy’s Busy Day and The Flashfall Sword are by Bruce Borich.
I am a frequent contributor to the monthly magazine of Toastmasters International.
I’ve delivered several features on topics of interest to members, from effective language to using research in crafting speeches.
Toastmasters and Rotary: Stronger Together (March 2022)
Shining a Light on DTM Projects (October 2021)
Researching and Presenting (October 2021)
Counting on the Ah-Counter (June 2021)
Maximize Your Meeting Lineup (April 2021)
True Lies (December 2020)
The Grammarian’s Gift (October 2020)
I’ve done freelance feature writing for various print and online publications.
“Fort Lauderdale Art & Design Week”: Preview of annual event for Miami Vibes magazine.
“The Wisdom of a Champion Comes Through”: Interview with Ed Tate, 2000 World Champion of Public Speaking. Originally published in 2016 for newsletter of Toastmasters International District 47, it was reprinted and now appears on Mr. Tate’s website.
“No More Spring Cleaning!”: The Parklander (Parkland, Florida), April 2017. The editor asked me to research time-saving tools and tell readers how to update their approach to housecleaning.