Need a writer, an editor, or an instructional designer?
I'm a freelance writer and editor, a published author, and a word nerd. I've worked for financial and marketing firms as an instructor, technical writer, and instructional designer. I've written nearly a hundred newspaper columns and features as a journalist and stringer.
I'm a board member at The Writers' Loft, a nonprofit writing center in Sherborn, Mass., where I run five critique groups a month, write the monthly newsletter, and administer the website and blog. I love working with both established and pre-published authors.
Partner with me on areas like these:
Copy editing, line editing, and developmental editing—for fiction, including novels and short stories—especially if you write genre (sci-fi, fantasy, mystery, thriller, and anything speculative and quirky!)—and for non-fiction, including books, essays, columns, and articles
Query letters, synopses, and your agent submission package
Learning and development materials, including courses, assessments, and evaluations
Real estate collateral, including home profiles and sell sheets
Newsletters, brochures, flyers, and other marketing materials
Resumes, cover letters, and other job hunt materials
I'm an expert in the Microsoft Office suite and Scrivener, and I also work with Google docs, Apple docs, PDFs, HTML, and many other applications and formats.
I'll quote work by the project, the hour, or the page, and go with whatever is cheaper for you. Have a small job? If you need a query letter, short story, or marketing material edited, I can turn those around in 24 hours.
Find the right partner to trust with your work and your words. Contact Dave (me!) for more information. Thank you!
[Muck Rack has links to many of my articles, and I can provide other samples upon request.]
- My short story "Chaparall" was published in antilang. no. 4.
- My short story "500 Words" was selected as a contest winner by Two Sisters Writing and Publishing.
My short story "Fly in Danish" is featured in the anthology The Final Summons by the New England Speculative Writers.
Two of my poems are in An Assortment of Animals, an illustrated collection of poetry for children.
I'm a member of The Writers' Loft, Grub Street, the Editorial Freelancers Association, and the Mystery Writers of America. A former instructional designer, technical writer, and corporate training manager, I'm now a stay-at-home dad, a freelance writer and editor, and a newspaper stringer. I write speculative fiction and mysteries, I daydream about noir films and baseball, and I geek out over classic rock and garage bands.