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Policy Guy

This is my website, or rather, one of several. I am a freelance writer and editor specializing in public policy. In the words of a client, I able to dig into a topic, understand it, and write about it with authority. Whether it’s through writing or editing, I take pride and enjoyment in translating the work of academics and specialists into language that non-specialists can understand.

Current and former clients (partial list)

Buckeye Institute; Dolan Media; Humphrey Institute; Kansas Policy Institute; Mackinac Center for Public Policy; Prometheus Institute; Thomson Reuters; Sage Financial Group; State Policy Network

An overview of my work

Copy editing, proofreading, writing, coaching of new writers, research reports, basic web and online media maintenance

Kinds of work I deliver

Blog posts; op-eds; newspaper columns; newsletter articles (printed and electronic); reports; book reviews; customer testimonials; fundraising letters; Facebook pages and Twitter updates

Topics

Education, health care, economic growth, taxes, and state and local government

Portfolio

Newspaper credits

Detroit News; Kansas City Star; Minneapolis Star-Tribune; St. Paul Legal Ledger/Capitol Report; Wichita Eagle

Radio appearances

WJR-AM, Michigan; WKLA-AM, Michigan; WWTC-AM, Minnesota; KVRS-AM, Oklahoma

Current and former affiliations

Gerson Lehrman Group, council member; The Michigan View, opinion columnist; Editorial Freelancers Association, former chapter president; Professional Editors Network, former member; Freelancers Union, member; listed in the Policy Experts directory of The Heritage Foundation; Minnesota Free Market Institute, policy fellow; Kansas Policy institute, policy fellow

Blog

My self-published blog on state and local issues goes back to May, 2003. Most early material omitted due to technical issues.

Contact

The best way to contact me is to send an e-mail, using both my first name and the name of this domain as the relevant parts of the e-mail address. You may also contact me through my LinkedIn profile.