I’m a freelance writer. I’ve made my living this way for more than 20 years, mostly doing corporate work. I’m currently on the preferred writer list at Xerox, a status I’ve had for most of my freelance career. They are one of about two-dozen clients I’ve served in graphic communications, information technology, higher education, financial services and market research—including marketing and communications agencies in those spaces.
Prior to my freelance career, I worked in a number of public relations and communications positions. Among them: managing communications programs 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 run, hike, play adult ice hockey, write songs and play music as a founding member of the Rochester-based band, Watkins and the Rapiers.