Q. What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
A. Yes, it's important to stay abreast of all new developments, particularly social media and how it will impact print works. I retain a membership in the American Society of Journalists & Authors (ASJA), attend relevant conferences and read online works related to my field. I also communicate with other writers, all ages, to determine what's going on in the workforce.
Q. How did you get started doing this type of work?
A. Writing is a profession that often chooses you, not the other way around. Like most writers, I write because I must. It is a form of communication that seeks an outlet even when I don't feel like writing, or become discouraged and disillusioned. I have left it and always return. That's why I call my website "onceawriter..." as in always a writer.
Q. Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
A. I just completed the editing of a unique marketing book called "Contrarian Marketing," which I believe to be a polished, important work that will provide something new in the world of business. I am also proud of the fact that I undertook a fiction work after many years of writing nonfiction. It required me to stretch and grow.
Q. What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
A. Ask for prior experience and references from former clients. Know what you want to say, be willing to provide as much information as possible and then let the writer do his/her thing. Also know what's most important within your needs-- timeliness, accuracy, flexibility -- or all of these?