As a journalist in periodicals and newspapers, I have sought to write hard news as economically and colorfully as accurately possible, while aspiring to imprint some of my subject's voice (when I am portraying people) in any feature I write about them. This usually helps the round out the feeling of a story, leaving not just a story about a subject's special talent or personal convictions, butr a feel for the person hinself.
I also specialize in helping people write down their feelings when they feel unequal to the concept of doing so themselves. Many people who can express themselves seamlessly in speech approach writing a letter with such dread that it becomes paralytic.
I have assisted people in finding their voices to write love letters, legal documents, gifts of poetry, succinct and coherent complaints to companies, break-up letters, impassioned and well-reasoned letters to editors, and many other different types of items.. Because it is my client's voice I am seeking to express in these projects, the client owns all rights to the documents when they are finished.
I understand and can write in every form from the inverted pyramid to iambic pentameter, and I enjoy the challenge of these different avenues of expression. I also find it enormously rewarding to help someone realize that they knew what they wanted to say all along, they just needed some help to properly express it.
I have been a writer, poet, speaker, actor and performer all my life. These callings, while internally joined to the point where they feel like one creative drive inside me, are easily separated in expression. I've heard that those who can speak can't act, and those who can act can't write, and writers make terrible speakers, but it seems to me that each of these avocations gather inside me to help drive all the others.