writing is my passion
As you can tell from the timeline on this page, in my work life and education, I’ve always focussed on writing and communications. My big dream as a kid was to become a novelist. It’s my dream as an adult, too, but one must make a living and earn money. Some day I will pick up my old manuscripts and dust them off.
I am writing a book, but not a novel! After hours spent researching my genealogy, I decided all this work needed to be put in a book and that I was the one to write it. I love discovering stories about my ancestors. If they’re not captured, they will disappear in the haze of history and dust of memory. Which would be a shame.
why online writing & communications?
Although I got my start in traditional publishing, I quickly switched to online communications when the Internet became the “big thing.”
I was lucky to experience that transition. When I was writing email newsletters and website copy in 2000, it was all done hard-coded. I know this dates me, but I was there at the birth of basic website development and design, early content management systems before WordPress, the first hints of Search Engine Optimization and web analytics, and the explosion of social media.
where I think we’re headed
Now we’re in a phase of marketing and online communications that feels more honest. Consumers have gotten wise. They don’t want to be talked at. They want to be part of the conversation.
Stories are how we connect to others. When we’re truthful and have an authentic reason for telling our stories, we resonate with the right people.
If you think I’m the right person, with the right amount of experience, interests, voice, insight, and skills to help you connect with your audience in a meaningful way, then let’s find a way to work together. I’d love to help you.