A sampler dish: examples of web copy with branding, editing, and my recent essay at Harper’s.

Copy for the Cleveland Water Alliance

I’ve worked on a range of projects for the Cleveland Water Alliance. Here, I include prose from the Erie Hack website that indicates my contribution to the branding of the blue economy. (It’s now on their landing page.) Page two, which is an excerpt from a grant request that netted $250,000, provides a taste of… Read More

LinkedIn article on Tours of Cleveland

I’m a big fan of Cleveland, and Scott offers an excellent tour, so I was happy to write this piece. Click here to see the whole article.

Oberlin Community Magazine, 2018-19

For the latest issue, I wrote original copy for each section of the magazine, and I edited copy submitted by shop owners, nonprofit leaders, and city officials. Below, I’ve included the opening essay and the introductory note for the food section.    

Op-ed pieces: the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative and President Trump’s Infrastructure Plan

These opinion pieces were commissioned by clients, but neither was accepted for publication–which allows me to include them here. I wrote “Defend the Land and Water” in spring 2018, when the Trump administration considered slashing the funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative by 90%. I wrote “A Reaganesque Opportunity for Trump” in spring 2018,… Read More

Copyediting and line editing
Two examples here. Before on the left. After on the right.

My recent essay in Harper’s
Dignified and Old: Notes on aging, memory, and fandom” conveys my love for music, my ability to construct arguments and, with any luck, my sense of humor.

Full portfolio (coming soon)
You can find more of my work in “Accomplishments” on my LinkedIn profile.