"I dislike arguments
of any kind.
They are always vulgar, and often convincing."
- Oscar Wilde
My goal for any client is to listen carefully, and then deliver a product that meets their criteria and expectations. Sounds easy, but...
Over the years I have written in many different arenas and have found the diversity to be stimulating. I have written about occupational safety for General Motors, database training for an airline, AIDS awareness for a school system, public relations media for a botanical garden, websites for an organic food company... I have not yet found any material to be so technical or inaccessible that I have not been able to work with it to render it accessible to others.
I continue to take pride in the art of crafting words to enhance communication.
My professional background is documented in detail below.
~ Author – published for Globe Pequot Press
- The Massachusetts Gardener’s Companion – An Insiders Guide to Gardening from the Berkshires to the Islands
- The Rhode Island Gardener’s Companion – An Insider’s Guide to Gardening from Burrillville to Block Island
~ 30+ years Independent Freelance Writer & Public Relations Consultant: writer, scriptwriter,
producer, journalist, PR & marketing, technical training, corporate, websites... (1986‑present)
~ Media Relations & Speaker Series Designer, Rhode Island Spring Flower & Garden Show
4-Day event attended by over 40,000 in the Rhode Island Convention Center, Providence (2005)
~ Rhode Island Editor & Writer, People, Places & Plants Northeast garden magazine.
Representative, writer and editor for Rhode Island and regional material (2002-present)
~ Landscape Gardener, Public Relations Representative & Writer, Blithewold Mansion, Gardens
& Arboretum, Bristol, RI. (On-staff & Independent, 1993-present)
~ Managing Producer & Writer, Interactive Training Systems, Cambridge, MA.
Long‑range planning and management of video personnel and resources (1984‑1986)
~ Producer & Writer, Digital Equipment Corporation, Bedford, MA.
Projects for DEC Media Design group included the writing and production of the company's first IVIS interactive videodisc the LA100 (1982)
~ Producer & Production Coordinator, WNET/13 (PBS) New York and International Television
Trading Corp. Producing arts programming for Great Performances (1978-1981)
~ Media Director, Jian Guo Hotel, Beijing, PRC, for Clement Chen & Associates of San Francisco,
(1974-1976 & 1981)
~ Royal Horticultural Society, Certificate in Horticulture - pursuing
~ Master Gardener Certificate, University of Rhode Island, RI (1993)
~ BS English, Northeastern University, Boston, MA (1988)
~ BA Politics, pursued, University of Kent, England (1976‑1978)
~ Hotel Management Business Diploma, Ealing College, London, England (1968‑1969)
~ Pitmans Business Diploma, Pitmans Business College, London, England (1967)
~ New England Press Association
~ Business Network International
~ Garden Writers of America
~ East Bay Chamber of Commerce
~ Advisory Committee, University of RI Master Gardener Foundation
~ Board Member, Gardening For Good
~ Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum: Grounds Committee
~ Portsmouth Business Association
REPRESENTATIVE CLIENTS & PROJECTS
Yankee magazine, Southern New England Home, Rhode Island Home Living & Design, Newport Life, Cambridge Life, Country Accents, Farmer’s Almanac...
- The Massachusetts Gardener’s Companion: An Insider’s Guide to Gardening in the Bay State
- The Rhode Island Gardener’s Companion: An Insider’s Guide to Gardening in the Ocean State
United Natural Foods, Inc.
Writer: websites and more...
People, Places & Plants
Northeast garden magazine, Rhode Island Editor & Writer
The Rhode Island Spring Flower & Garden Show 2005
Media Relations, Speaker Series Designer
Website for start-up high tech consultancy
Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum
Writing & Public Relations
Business Publishing Group
Writer & Project Manager
Charlton Memorial Hospital
Spectrum Interactive, for IBM
Writer: dramatic interactive video
Interactive Media Communications
Writer/Producer: interactive video
Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance
Writer: dramatic 2‑sided interactive video
Designer/Writer/Producer: award-winning interactive videodisc
LaserActive Award for Outstanding Production
Other Clients include:
Digital Equipment Corporation
University of Massachusetts
The Boston Company
New England Life