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~Do you need a white paper on a complex issue with brief turnaround time for a Congressional presentation?

~Do you know how to leverage content into three minutes of legislative testimony -- or a 90-second elevator speech?

~Do you have a memoir or family history you want to craft into a commercial or personal publication?

~Are you experiencing sensory overload trying to distill an avalanche of experiences into “just the right words?”

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Most stories are better told over a back fence than to media or at Rotary.  I work with my clients on a pivotal question that all audiences invite: "Tell me why I should care?"

I've worked as a reporter and/or editor at daily newspapers in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Wisconsin, California and Washington, D.C.; and as public affairs director for a billion-dollar, nonprofit healthcare system in Central California, coordinating government and community relations activities, and authoring executive communications.

I’ve served on civic and nonprofit boards focusing on business development, homelessness and behavioral health issues. I’ve taught editing at California State University, Fresno, and received fellowships on genetics and world religions from the University of Maryland.

I’m now based in St. George, Utah, where I help serious-minded groups and people promote and sustain transparent dialogue on critical issues, particularly healthcare.

My role and services:

  • Being a critic and advocate between good ideas and engaging literary content;

  • Manuscript evaluation and content development;

  • Preparing and writing white papers, speeches, op-eds, blogs and corporate citizenship reports; and

  • Crisis communications, ghost writing and executive coaching.

  Fees are per hour or per project. No cost for initial consultation.