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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


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


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


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


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.