I have written hundreds of articles, ranging from straight news to features. I have also written sections of manuals, bios, speeches, scripts, advertisements and other marketing materials. Here’s a sampling:
Specifically for newsletters, I have written hundreds of newsletter articles and served in editor-in-chief and designer roles for the most part. Utah Association of Counties presently publishes electronically (e-mail) every Friday. Here’s an example of a newsletter I coordinated recently and, in this case, wrote all three main articles for: Click Here to view this example.
Wrote speech for UAC President to deliver at rally of many of Utah’s top elected officials pleading with President Obama to not designate any national monuments in Utah during the final days of his presidency. Click here to review the speech I wrote and he delivered largely word-for-word.
Ghost Writing for Others
Have written lots of articles over the years on behalf of superiors and for clients I have consulted with. Click here to read one of the more recent articles on Civility I wrote for 2018 UAC President Cindy Bulloch.
I wrote two chapters in the County Government in Utah resource guide, a publication for county officials that outlines all the duties and restrictions of their office. My sections were chapter 1, “Introduction,” pages 10-15 and chapter 22, “Working with the Media,” pages 204-212. I also handled the layout and design for the book, currently in it’s second edition. Click here to open up a copy of it.
I have written hundreds of press releases over the years, all the way back to my time as in intern in the Media Relations Office of Weber State University in 1995. Here’s a couple of recent samples:
County Assessors Select Manis as County Assessor of the Year
Cushing Chosen County Treasurer of the Year by Peers
I wrote scripts for all eight of UAC’s animated video series, the finished products of which can be viewed here. I have also written numerous other scripts for corporate videos and radio spots dating back to 1996.
Wrote this for a professional speaker who needed an abstract for a publication of an event they were hired to speak at. She needed something creative that fit the flavor and mood for her otherwise “boring” topic of dental billing. Click here to read it.
Short How-To Articles on Marketing and Communications
I have written lots of articles aimed at entrepreneurs seeking marketing advice and tips. These are designed to simply wet their appetite and give them something simple to chew on as they launch their businesses.
How to Differentiate
Focus on Confidence, Not Cheap Solutions
I am also currently writing a series of weekly articles for Utah Association of Counties called Communication Cues, where I share tips to help elected officials communicate better with constituents, colleagues, and the media. I can share examples of those articles with you upon request but you can see them here: http://uacnet.org/blog/