Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Now offering services to non-fiction writers, authors, journalists, and more

My award-winning journalistic experience is now available for hire, to non-fiction writers looking for assistance with their own projects, and as a supporting contractor for media organizations looking to expand the services they offer.

If you require research, interviewing, fact-checking, I can help.

If you require structural editing, organizational editing, copy editing, or proofreading I can help.

I specialize in non-fiction work; I've spent nearly 20 years as a staff and freelance journalist for publications around the world. You can see my work in my clip file, which is complete from 2006 to the present, and increasingly complete as I add material from 2005 and before.

My rates are competitive, scalable, and flexible to meet your timeline and budget. I can bill by the hour or we can arrange a flat fee to cover a set project or service.

All editing packages include my Eagle Eye Proofreading service, which is also available as a standalone.

Please contact me by email or phone to arrange for my assistance on whatever project you have in hand!

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

On the hunt

It's official. I've finished my time at the Portland Phoenix, which has been a fantastic eight-plus years, and I'm looking forward to the next chapter of my personal and professional life.

I'm casting a wide net, for full-time, contract, and freelance work relating to journalism, editing, and research. I'll post more here soon, but in addition to regular freelance journalism for general-interest, alternative, and trade publications, I'm interested in helping with book projects, as an additional researcher, interviewer, fact-checker, proofreader, or editor for those authors who don't have the kind of support from their publishers as used to be more common.

Please get in touch with me to talk about how I can help you!


Monday, June 29, 2009

Unified look and feel!

Hooray! I've managed to figure out how to get three blogs to appear a lot like they're different parts of the same one. Same color palette was easy, subdomains were a little more complicated, and getting all the widgets organized properly was rather a pain - but I managed.

I also have created a new blog, for my portfolio - those stories and photos that are of particular interest, or of which I'm particularly proud. The full clip archive will still be intact, and I'm still working away at getting that stuff all posted. (It'll be a while yet.)

But I realized while doing that work that I need an organized way to store the special pieces, and the solution was obvious: another free blog!

I'll get that going here shortly too.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Cooking along

Well, I'm still cooking along. I've managed to locate most of the stuff I need to put in the online clip file, and am now in the process of entering it - copying-and-pasting in the case of digital files, or typing it in, for those many files I don't have electronically.

I've also been exploring the joys of live Twittering newsworthy events. More on all this as I keep at it!

Friday, February 20, 2009

Still plugging away

Hello!

I'm still plugging away at uploading my old site's content to this new site, as well as compiling an electronic clip file of as many of my articles as I can track down and get in the system. That, in particular, is a time-consuming process, but I have more than 400 articles up, including everything I've written for the Phoenix (both as a freelancer and since joining the staff full-time) and a bunch of other stuff. I'm tagging them with the publication names, and posting them on their publication dates, so you can have a little retrospective of what I've been up to. There's still a lot to do, and I really want to get the old stuff posted and the clip file completed before I spend more time doing other things. But please keep checking back!

UPDATE 2/24: With the inspiration of WritingRoads, and the amazing help of ThreeColumnBlogger, I've updated the look a little bit, with the left column for entries, the middle one for professional and blog-navigation stuff, and the right column for social-networking information.