With 20 years experience in business, non-profit and government communication and public relations, I freelance as Big Talk Communication, and am available to do editing (text not video), business writing, data entry, promotional work, and administrative or organizational assistance. I'm also open to the prospect of full-time or part-time employment for the right organization.
Specialties: Copyediting (thorough familiarity with AP Style and Chicago Manual), line editing, developmental editing, speechwriting, organizing and coordinating, creating and maintaining newsletters and other print communication vehicles, web content maintenance, crisis media relations, public relations, acting, voiceover, keeping people calm, being seriously funny
I work with some clients on a short-term basis for editing, writing, voiceover, acting, or other projects. I have an ongoing relationship with select clients; for example, expand their online presence, shepherd a book series to publication, create promotional materials, or organize their communication strategies.
Editing projects and clients have included:
_The Hollow Fortress_ second edition (novel)
_Writing with Style_ second edition (handbook on essay writing)
Numerous newspaper columns for a psychological counselor
Multiple short books by a traditional healer and spiritual guide
Procedure manual, League City (TX) Police Dept.
Numerous blogposts for an author, bodyworker and spiritual minister
Premiere issue of _Trophy_ magazine
Consulting, development, and production projects have included:
Email newsletter, brochures, mailing list for author
Mailing list maintenance and marketing emails for educator
Presentation props for Office of Emergency Management, City of Austin (TX)
Direct-mail materials for real estate agent
Many issues of a print newsletter for House Rabbit Resource Network
Flyers, ads for Disaster Ready Austin
News releases and conference materials, Democracy for Texas