Below are some samples of my varied work produced over several years of writing and communications consulting. Click on the images to open the files (all samples are posted with permission). Like what you see? Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to help you with your writing, editing, and communications needs.
This is an online Q&A Interview that I conducted, wrote and edited for Toll Roads News (TRN), the premier online news source for the rapidly growing toll roads industry. As Contributing Editor of TRN, I write occasional news stories as well as Q&A interview pieces featuring top officials and executives from all aspects of tolling and related transportation issues. Click on the image to connect to the online story.
This is a one-sided issues flyer that I wrote in the Fall of 2014 for Tom Wolf’s successful gubernatorial campaign to unseat the incumbent Governor of Pennsylvania. No incumbent governor had ever before lost re-election in Pennsylvania. I wrote this piece while working as Senior Writer for Mack Sumner Communications, a political direct mail firm in Alexandria, VA.
This is a direct mail postcard piece that I wrote in the Fall of 2014 for Congresswoman Lois Frankel’s (D-FL) successful re-election campaign, while working as Senior Writer for Mack Sumner Communications, a political direct mail firm in Alexandria, VA.
This is a 700-word online news article that I wrote for Toll Roads News (TRN), the premier online news source for the rapidly growing toll roads industry. As Contributing Editor of TRN, I write occasional news stories as well as Q&A interview pieces featuring top officials and executives from all aspects of tolling and related transportation issues. Click on the image to connect to the online story.
This is another online news article that I wrote for Toll Roads News (TRN), the premier online news source for the rapidly growing toll roads industry. I continue to write occasional pieces as TRN’s Contributing Editor. Click on the image to connect to the online story.
This is a feature article that I wrote about the sponsorship for the 31st El Tour de Tucson Presented by Casino Del Sol Resort, in the 2013 issue of Perimeter Bicycling Journal in Tucson, AZ. The event took place on November 23, 2013. El Tour is one of the oldest and largest bicycle events in the country. Click on the image to view the article.
This is an op-ed piece that I wrote about health care reform and Medicaid expansion, published by The Christian Science Monitor. In it I argue that partisan opposition to providing healthcare access to millions of low-income Americans is not only impractical, it is immoral. Click on the CSM logo to link to the article.
This is a “barrel roll” direct mail accomplishments piece that I wrote for President Barack Obama’s successful re-election campaign, while I worked for Mack Crounse Group. MCG was one of two major political direct mail firms handling the President’s campaign mail. I was head writer for the Obama account, wrote one-third of Obama for America’s total issues-based mail, and I was named MCG’s Best Writer for the 2012 campaign season.
This is the fifth of a five-part article series that I wrote for Tail Winds, a Tucson, AZ bicycling and fitness magazine. The series chronicled the Tucson metropolitan area’s “Push for Platinum” to become a platinum-level Bicycle Friendly Community as designated by the Washington, D.C.-based League of American Bicyclists.
This is the first of my five-part article series on Tucson’s “Push for Platinum” as a Bicycle Friendly Community (BFC) in Tail Winds magazine. I wrote dozens of articles for Tail Winds and I’m a former Associate Editor.
From 2008 through 2011, I wrote, directed and produced the El Tour Live Radio Show, which mixed live with pre-recorded programming and featured the men’s and women’s finish of the annual El Tour de Tucson, one of the largest bicycle events in the country. The show included interviews of cyclists, sponsors, and special guests, and was streamed by Clear Channel to a global audience. I was named the 2009 El Tour Woman of the Year for my work on the radio show. Click on the audio icon to listen to a short (1min10sec) introductory segment from the 2011 show.
I edited and/or wrote the copy of the Casa de la Luz Hospice website, which offers lots of information about Casa’s hospice services, staff, events, etc., in Tucson, AZ. Click on the image to be directed to the Casa de la Luz Hospice website.
I wrote and edited several issues of La Luz Newsletter produced by Casa de la Luz Hospice. For this issue, I wrote the front-page article about hope and hospice as well as the essay on the back (p. 8), “Hospice Came Home,” in honor of my father who had passed a short time prior. I edited and proofed the entire newsletter.
I was a regular contributor to DesertLeaf magazine in Tucson, AZ, for which I wrote this travel article on Japan. Article Excerpt: “Japan in summer can be taxing. When you aren’t swooning from the relentless heat and extreme humidity, you may find yourself caught in the path of a typhoon – while hiking to the top of Mount Fuji…”
I wrote the Welcome Brochure for the Crest Ranch Homeowners Association in Tucson, AZ. I also did the photography for this tri-fold brochure, and I sub-contracted to a freelance graphics designer for the design and layout.
In this feature article for Arizona Alumnus magazine, I wrote about the University of Arizona Medical Center’s Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and its head doctor, Jonathan Wispé, while simultaneously profiling a couple who struggled with the birth of their premature triplets.