The Pioneer Institute
The Pioneer Institute is a public policy research center in Boston. One of its focus areas is public school education. Since 2011 I've written several white papers for Pioneer, including one on the challenges of creating a facility for a charter public school. I interviewed about one dozen outside experts and researched other studies on various aspects of charter schools. The finished product was “Houses of Learning” which looked at financing and management issues and noted that founders of charter schools quickly find that while starting a charter school is an admirable goal it is also an arduous process.
As an independent writer I’ve worked with many PR and marketing communications companies. Slowey/McManus, one of Boston’s finest firms, has engaged me to provide writing services for many of its clients, such as by-lined articles for law firms and investment advisors. Attached are two by-liners for a corporate tax lawyer at the law firm of Sullivan & Worcester.
The Barkan Companies
The Barkan Companies is one of the largest property management corporations in the Northeast. It's portfolio includes high rises and townhouses in New England down to Washington, D.C. When the Boston-based company chose to redesign its web site in 2017 in contacted me to write the text.
The Providence Journal
As a senior business writer for the Journal I usually covered the economy and the state's high tech sector, along with writing profiles of leading Rhode Island business figures. But here are two light features including the introduction of the new Volkswagen Beatle to Rhode Island and a shopping excursion to Nordstrom with a busload of Rhode Island consumers.
Rhode Island-based FM Global is one of the country’s leading providers of global commercial and industrial property insurance. Historically they have kept the writing of their annual report in-house, but chose to include an outside writer for their 2011 annual report. To report on a year of numerous natural disasters around the world and FM Global’s response for its customers, I was hired to write the narrative. The reporting included interviews with various FM Global executives as well as research into ways that FM Global helps its clients protect themselves against natural disasters.
“investing Secrets of the masters”
A book-length project is a juggling act on paper. It requires expertise in the topic, an organized structure, engaging writing and sharp editing. I partnered with Charles Babin, a senior asset manager with State Street Global Advisors, to write “Investment Secrets of the Masters,” a book about the stock market and investing. It was published by McGraw-Hill Business Publishing in five languages and featured on the Fox business program “Your World with Neil Cavuto.”
After several years Eastern Bank, the largest independent, mutually owned bank in New England and the largest community bank in Massachusetts, decided to bring in an outside writer to write the narrative for its 2014 annual report. The challenge was to engage readers with a fresh approach but not a radical departure from past reports. (Link unavailable)
Johnson & Wales University has an international student population and its graduates often return to their homelands. When JWU Magazine wanted to cover the roles that J&W grads are playing in the global economy, I was hired to write the cover story. Through a series of profiles based on interviews conducted with graduates in countries around the world, I wrote “World Niche,” which not only highlighted their stories but also emerging trends in international business.