The following is a small sample of my work. Use the following links to jump to your particular area of interest. If you would like to get a snapshot of my work history, please have a look at my complete résumé.
- SEI Team Probes the Public Safety Value of Social Media at Massive Outdoor Music Festival (public relations writing; article writing)
- Launch of High-Speed, High-Capacity Trading System Caps SEI’s Successful Multi-Year Engagement with Mexican Bourse (public relations writing; article writing)
- Meeting the Challenge of Wireless Emergency Alerts (public relations writing; article writing)
- New Insider Threat Guide Draws on 10 Years of SEI Research (public relations writing; article writing)
- SEI Research Team Drives Edge-Enabled App Programming to Tactical Handheld Devices (public relations writing; article writing)
- CERT Uses XNET to Deliver Forensics Challenge (public relations writing; article writing)
- Software License Agreements: Ignore at Your Own Risk (white paper)
During my years as a senior writer/editor for the Software Engineering Institute‘s (SEI) Technical Communications Team, I wrote a number of white papers on behalf of one of the SEI’s major government sponsors, US-CERT. This paper details the ways in which software user’s can get themselves into trouble by not reading and fully understanding the implications of those software licensing agreements we’re all guilty of clicking through without a second thought. You can download the paper by clicking the thumbnail or by visiting http://www.us-cert.gov/sites/default/files/publications/EULA.pdf.
I served as editor-in-chief for the Software Engineering Institute Year in Review for the years 2011 through 2013. The 2012 edition won a Golden Triangle Award of Excellence from the Pittsburgh chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators. The 2013 edition earned a Golden Triangle Award of Honor. Use the following links to view these publications:
- 2011 Software Engineering Institute Year in Review
- 2012 Software Engineering Institute Year in Review
- 2013 Software Engineering Institute Year in Review
In addition to my work as a writer and editor in the high-tech industry, I’ve maintained an avocation as a writer of literary fiction. I believe my work in fiction extends my range and serves to both sharpen and enliven my business prose. In 2002, MAMMOTH Books published my first novel, Flicker in the Porthole Glass.
- Eastwood Guitars Gets It – Dinosaur Magazine 1, no. 4 (June 2015):62-67.
- I’ll Carve a Hole In the Rain for Ya: Neo-Luddites No Cure for Tech-Sick Planet – Dinosaur Magazine 1, no. 4 (June 2015): 96-98.
- To Ink or Not to Ink – Dinosaur Magazine web edition (February 2015).
I’ve consulted on a wide range of communications needs for this maker of boutique guitar effects pedals, including company tagline, website information architecture, product copy, and blog posts.
I served as a contributing writer for this award-winning international arts and culture magazine.