And Digital Writing and Editing Samples
Most Recent Book:
Writing, Copy Editing, Proofreading, Cover Design:
Be That One In A Hundred
This is a book I wrote, edited, and published on Amazon in October, 2017 in print and digital editions.
Its target market is aspiring screenwriters.
A digital copy of the book (PDF or Kindle) can be provided to potential employers upon request.
Freelance Writing Samples:
was an article I wrote about why people work out, based on my
observations and listening to people talk at an excercise
facility in the suburbs of Chicago.
I sold it to the
Chicago Sun-Times Sunday Magazine.
in Group Practice" |
This article may seem quaint now, but in 1989, it was a
look forward into the future of information technology in
was written for physicians who didn't use computers back then.
I wrote it for a trade magazine for physician group
Most of its forecasting has come true.
An Official Government Document:
|The "Superfund" Report: Turning A Complex Subject Into A Cogent And Legally Persuasive Commentary|
1979-80, I worked on the U.S. Senate staff which wrote the Senate's
version of the so- called "Superfund" law to deal with
toxic chemical dumpsites and spills.
The Senate version of
the Superfund bill was
called "The Environmental Emergency Response Act."
lengthy official Senate report accompanied the bill. The first
section of this report (the "General Statement") explained the
rationale for the bill. This
General Statement began as a group effort. Different staff
pieces, which overlapped each other.
I was tasked with turning
these pieces into a coherent whole, writing and editing the final,
23-page General Statement copied here.
Newspaper Periodical Sample:
Got To Flag A Helicopter!" News Feature
When I was a newspaper reporter,
relative of mine was a hurricane flood victim. I drove to the
flood area to pick him up.
On the way back, he told this story.
This is just a simple, short news feature, but I
like the way the quotes
tell it all.
Between 1990 and 1998, the news
team at the newsletter Inside
won awards five times in the Newsletter Publishers Foundation
Journalism Awards. I wrote and edited the first three of
pieces, and co-wrote and copy-edited the final two.
articles below are two of those five award-winners.
how-to feature article:|
Own Website On $1.72 A Day
is a "so-what" story today, but back in 1996, web site
telling businesses that it would cost as much as six figures
content site and seven figures for an e-commerce site. So I
site that was both, launched it in December 1996, and wrote an
award-winning two-part series about it.
Recalls Blood Bank Software
leading blood bank software used by hospitals was subjected to a Food
and Drug Administration recall. I broke the story
on the defects of
the software nearly two years before the recall. I wrote the 1993 story
and edited and co-wrote the 1995 story on the recall.
In-Depth Report On a Hot Topic In Health Care Information
In Health Care
now for physicians in hospital settings and clinics to enter patient
notes and orders in computer systems. We easily forget that
back in the 1990s and early 2000s, this was a hot and divisive
wrote this report for hospital information technology executives.
It was researched by a three-person team.