A sampler dish: examples of words in stacks of paragraphs, including a couple of essays at Harper’s. Please find a more up-to-date version of my portfolio at Contently.

Article: Enzyme Protects Heart Against Stress

In this mock-up, I have added a new title, new subheads, and heavily edited copy. The original article is available here, once you click in. This edit maintains the length of the original piece, but trims the words-per-sentence count by nearly 10 percent. I believe my edit improves the clarity and overall cadence of the… Read More

New web copy: Toth Marketing

TOTh Mktg. is a top-notch marketing agency on the westside of Cleveland. Jason Toth brought me onboard for a close review of the website’s text and a UI/UX analysis. This project kicked off with the discovery phase: Jason Toth and I spoke for a couple of hours about the principles that inform Toth Mktg. and… Read More

Op-eds: the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, and President Trump’s Infrastructure Plan

To protect the confidentiality of my clients, I only share items that have yet to be published. Here are two items from spring 2018.  I wrote “Defend the Land and Water” for a client to address the Trump administration’s decision to slash funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative by 90%. I wrote “A Reaganesque… Read More

White Paper: 7 Things Every Assistant Needs to Know About Chauffered Services

This white paper for Cleveland Corporate Limousine Services, LLC, provides executive assistants with a handy, research-driven guide to ensure their clients’ safety and discretion when using black car services.

At Harper’s

Images of America in Rock and Roll: Portraits by Hamell on Trial” offers a portrait of my favorite potty-mouthed senior citizen and his eighty-two-year-old guitar, which together make a devilish racket as big as life. Namechecks include Tom Waits, Randy Newman, Carole King, Pussy Riot, Sly and the Family Stone, James Baldwin, and Robert Johnson.

Dignified and Old: Notes on aging, memory, and fandom” conveys my love for music (and Echo & the Bunnymen in particular), my ability to construct arguments and, with any luck, my sense of humor. Namechecks include Billy Bragg, The Fleshtones, Sigmund and Anna Freud, James Strachey, David Lee Roth, Joy Williams, and Ben Marcus.