This Keyboard for Hire!
I am a contract / freelance writer.
My work has ranged from popular history to tech-industry trends to feature-film
publicity writing for Paramount Pictures. I am flexible, low-maintenance, and highly
deadline-focused. My rates are negotiable.
I've written a fantasy novel, Catherine of Lyonesse, currently in the
marketplace, and contra Johnson, I also write about my own interests, hence these
pages and my blog, Rocketpunk Manifesto. These will give you some sense of my writing
style. For a few online examples of my work gigs, follow these links:
Tectrends. Encapsulations of current articles
highlighting tech-industry trends. Recent (as of this posting) samples here and here.
Emmet Labs. A 'social network' of historical
figures; my work for them ranges from Henry VIII and his marital
misadventures to the (erroneous) 'discovery' of canals
on Mars. (Follow the internal links for further work.)
European Courier. Articles on US politics, aimed at a
primarily European audience.
- Tech industry article abstracts for Information Sources/TecTrends
- Popular history articles for Emmet Labs (http://www.emmetlabs.com).
- Articles on US politics for European Courier
- Short articles on roadside points of interest for Jack Mingo / WiseGuides.
- Technical ghostwriting for laser industry publications.
- Feature Film Production Notes for Paramount Pictures, including: "The Saint,"
"Breakdown," "Event Horizon," "Hard Rain," "Star Trek:
Insurrection," among others.
- Financial-management methods summaries for Kettley Publishing.
- Product, division, and personality profiles for Diversey's World, employee
magazine of Diversey International, Ltd. (now Diversey/Unilever), and Clean World
- Technical news reportage for Lasers and Optronics magazine.
- Scientific and technical definitions for the Academic Press Dictionary of Science
- "Crusade's Strange Twist," in Military History magazine, Anthologized
in Western Civilization, v. 1, Eighth ed., Dushkin Publishing Group.
- "The Lost Teens," anthologized in Groundwork for College Reading, by
Bill Broderick, Townsend Press.
- "America's First Laser Warplane" and "Enduring Giant: the B-52" in Air
- Numerous business analyses and reports on contract.
- M.A., English, Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo.