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Engaging words are key to any successful communications effort, in both the journalism and marketing realms.


  • Author of the book Really Richmond — A City Guide

  • Communications inventory, evaluation and planning

  • Magazine issues -- story concepts, assignment and editing

  • Website design and content management

  • Storytelling for print and digital features, blurbs, Q&As, memoirs, columns, promotions, campaigns

  • Editing of stories, books, papers, directories, dissertations

  • Writing bios for corporate web pages

  • Proofreading for content errors and inconsistencies

ROLES I can play with expertise:

  • Communications director

  • Magazine editor/writer

  • Restaurant reviewer

  • Book ghostwriter and editor

  • Detailed interviewer

  • Brand pusher

  • Journalism teacher

  • Translator of complicated subject matter into readable words

The following are links to a few recent stories I've written.

I'd be glad to send PDFs of manuscripts of more work on request.

Richmond Times-Dispatch

Style Weekly

RHome magazine

Spark -- magazine for Collegiate School (editor and writer)

Search "collegiate school spark" on for more examples

I have also written for Virginia LivingRichmond Magazine, UPPERCASE, Classic Home and BSide magazines, financial institutions, health systems and many nonprofits, publications and corporate clients.


Style guides

AP Style

Adobe Creative Suite


Google drive



I've had the privilege of helping tell the stories of interesting people and places. 

Weldon Scrogham: Porsche Expert, work in progress

Ain't Too Proud to Beg: The Life and Times of a Fundraiser, by Alex Smith

Editor, 2017-2018

Mothering Addiction, by Linda Meredith Hatcher, 2017

Secondary edit/proof, 2017


Frances B. Valentine memoir

Ghostwriter/editor, 2016

Collegiate School: 100 Years

Editor, 2015

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