I have two decades of professional writing and editing experience. Whether it’s a couple of hundred words for a website or a few hundred pages in a book, I can craft lucid, engaging prose. In addition to offering meticulous copy editing that improves clarity, I provide higher-level guidance on issues such as structure, tone, and logic.
My journalism career began on the print side of the business, but since leaving daily newspapers in 2006, I’ve developed my multimedia skills. A photographer since my teens, I increasingly use video and animation in my work. Whether it’s still or moving images, I’m comfortable shooting my own material or working with stock footage.
My master’s degree in Political Science from U.C. Berkeley and bachelor’s degree in Ethics, Politics, and Economics from Yale University equipped me with strong skills in statistics, econometrics, and data visualization. I’m comfortable with GIS and a variety of software packages, including Excel, ArcView, and Tableau. I specialize in building dashboards and other online interactives.
I use my writing experience and visual sense to craft PowerPoint slides that are powerful and persuasive. I can add animation, narration, and other advanced features to presentations.
I use WordPress to build blogs and websites like this one. I’ve also served as a social media manager and strategist. Whatever the platform or channel, I know how to showcase multimedia assets and write engaging web copy.
Some of the nation’s largest charitable foundations have asked me to evaluate their environmental grantmaking and provide guidance on future investments. I often use a journalistic approach to my evaluation assignments, mixing narrative, graphics, photos, and other storytelling tools to analyze wins and losses in philanthropic investments.
Before becoming a journalist, I was a social science researcher and gained solid experience in quantiative and qualitative methods. As a reporter, I became practiced in fact-checking and weighing competiting evidence. As a nonprofit consultant, I’ve applied the same curiosity and diligence to research tasks ranging from deep sea fishing to the snowpack in the Rockies.
My work in recent years has included writing a critically acclaimed book, creating a website to track environmental trends, and evaluating grantmaking for major philanthropic foundations.
I’m a humble guy, but folks tell me I have these traits and talents.