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I've always been a writer. I was that annoying kid in English and Social Studies that got an A on every paper and made it look easy (this was balanced by being pretty bad at science). From developing technical training courses in the Air Force to a long- and still active- freelance writing career in both print and online media, I have published hundreds of product reviews, industry analysis pieces, how-to articles, and more. I've both edited and contributed to technical books including the Certified Wireless Analysis Professional 402 Official Study Guide.
I was also the Amateur Radio columnist for the Syracuse NY Post-Standard for a several-year stretch, and a longtime writer for the now defunct Cabling Business Magazine (both were wonderful gigs). These days, my focus is on Wi-Fi and wireless technologies, but I still cover a lot of other technical ground. I make it my business to boil off marketing hype, and call both the good and the bad as I see them.
When not writing professionally, I stay busy with my own well-read blog (and occasional podcast) at wirednot.wordpress.com. I believe in "gonzo blogging"- writing from first-hand experience in real-world situations, trying to capture the good, the bad, the ugly, and the true impact of the topic.
Got a topic that you'd like written about? Need a blogger or writer for a single article or a series? I also do position papers, product reviews, whitepapers, and text/coursework editing. I'm pretty flexible, and my long writing career speaks for itself. Contact me to see if my skills fit your need. (Please don't ask me to cover routine customer stories or the movings around of CIOs, CTOs, etc- that stuff is just not exciting to me or most readers, and I refuse to stroke tech execs' egos .)
I've been there. After a long and distinguished Air Force career, I found myself trying to tell civilian employers of my many skills gained in the military without drowning them in jargon and concepts they can't relate to. It's not easy to demilitarize your resume or interview skills, and I'm happy to assist with both.
In various roles since I separated from the military, I've interviewed and hired IT staff, police officers, DPW workers, and administrative personnel. I know what turns a search committee off when it comes to ex-military applicants, and offer very reasonable rates on working on your general or position-specific resume, and/or providing counseling via Skype on how not to bungle your interview while still giving your military experience the spotlight it deserves.
Contact me for more information.