I make my living by writing—announcing, reporting, persuading, educating, congratulating and otherwise turning blank pages into something that advances a client’s strategy. I’ve been doing this for more than 20 years, mostly in graphic communications and information technology, but also in higher education, financial services and other fields.

My sweet spot: telling stories that engage readers and credibly support a point of view.

Prior to my freelance career, I had a number of public relations and communications jobs. Among them: managing communications for one of Xerox’s research labs, leading the public relations agency account team serving office equipment supplier Ricoh Corporation, and working on internal communications at McGraw-Hill, Standard & Poor’s and Syracuse University.

I also freelanced earlier in my career, as a second job, writing weekly music reviews for a trio of New York City newspapers, The Westsider, the East Side Express and the Chelsea-Clinton News, and contributing a weekly sports column to a predecessor of the Ithaca New Times. I graduated from Hamilton College with a degree in English.

Today I live with my wife and dog in a vintage house bordering an Olmsted-designed park in Rochester, N.Y. Outside of work I ride my bicycle, hike, write songs and play music as a founding member of the Rochester-based band, Watkins and the Rapiers.