My Writing, Editing and Design Talents
Writing transcends the technology of its tools, from the pencil at the bottom of this page (it's a Back button) to the laptop I'm using to compose this text for you. Anyone can write and publish anything, but a writer without training may fail to convey ideas well.
I offer services in these skill sets, based on a Master of Arts in journalism, and long experience:
Translative technical writing begins from first-source materials like technical specifications, legal and policy documents, and quotes whether written or spoken. The writer gleans and organizes the material to present it before an audience.
Editing shapes a text for its medium and audience. Content editing ensures correctness and tailors length. Editing for clarity organizes the writer's points and combs them together. Editing for style complies to rules set forth in specific style guides including Associated Press (AP) Style and others, so it can include content editing
I design pages to catch a quick and half-interested eye, since a viewer first sees a page wondering what it's about. The layout and features should guide the reader's eye toward the writer's intent.
Training materials combine everything described above. Writers study sources and present explanations; editors check and groom their content, and designers lay it out to engage and inform an audience. Writers collaborate, creating graphics. The success of the students will reflect the success of the materials.