Reading, writing and asking questions are three things I do well enough that people actually pay me to do them. I hope I never lose sight of how fortunate I am to be entrusted with such meaningful work.

I’ve done other work, too. After college I knocked around for over a decade, working in sales positions within various industries. I survived, but I was often miserable.

Fortunately, I navigated back to my journalism roots. That switch in the early 1990s has given me opportunities to help all kinds of organizations use clear, effective writing to tell their stories in every imaginable format. Writing still turns my crank better than anything I’ve ever done.

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