A little over 12 years ago, my friend Dave Buckley asked me to write some articles for his real estate and lifestyle magazines in Thailand. He said he thought I had a "way with words" and might make a decent journalist and copywriter. So, he's the one who let the monster out.
Since then I've been hired to write about everything from global economics to rock-n-roll to showerheads. Books, magazines, newsletters, advertising, and blogs. Time after time I find myself listening to a client and saying, "I can write that".
I've always been involved in the information and publishing business in one form or another. I've worked hard to stay relevant and there's no project I won't take on.
Please take a look at the list of noteworthy assignments listed below and make sure to visit my page of writing samples.
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It ain’t whatcha write, it’s the way atcha write it.”
—Jack Kerouac, WD
International Freelance Writer, Bangkok, Thailand
I've spent more than a decade providing relevant content about Southeast Asia for international publishers like International Living, Global Property Guide, and Escape from America. Contributions have ranged from five hundred word blogs to full-blown essays and photographic support on international lifestyle and travel.
Author, Overseas Retirement Letter, Live & Invest Overseas Magazine
It was a labor of love to write a 14,000-word mini-book about Chiang Mai. Thailand for Live and Invest Overseas Magazine. The book explores what it’s like to live and work or retire in Thailand’s northern capital. This document includes 80 photos and 12 videos. This project also included conducting an hour-long webinar for the publisher's inner circle. (This book is in the Writing Samples section of this website)
Editor/Writer, World Gourmet Festival, Bangkok, Thailand
As a dedicated "foodie", it was a pleasure to edit and write all the collateral material for the World Gourmet Festival in Bangkok, Thailand. Materials included posters, brochures, and press releases. A series of social media and blog-style posts were also provided to create a buzz leading up to this prestigious event.
Editor/Writer, Greater Mekong Sub-region Tourism Guide
Thailand is my adopted home, so creating a promotional brochure for Thailand's Department of Tourism touting their sustainable agro-tourism program was an honor for me. I coordinated with several agencies as well as DoT's public relations agency in Bangkok, Talisman Publishing, to produce the 16-page guide to the several inter-country tours in the Greater Mekong Sub-region.
Journalist and Copywriter, New Nordic Group, Southeast Asia
A major international property developer hired me to perform as an in-house journalist, copywriter, and editorial consultant. I developed and executed both print and online content for The New Nordic Development Group with offices in Bangkok, Phuket, Pattaya, Koh Samui, Hong Kong, Bali, Phnom Penh and Manila.
Chief Editor, Writer and Publisher, Design Desire Magazine, Thailand
A small writing assignment led to a job as Marketing Director for Euro Design Furniture, a Thailand-based vertically integrated furniture production facility. I drove a redesign of the website and served as a webmaster. I also designed, wrote, and produced, Design Desire, a 60-page interior design magazine targeting luxury buyers in Southeast Asia. I managed all phases of The magazine project including advertising sales. (This magazine is included in the Writing Samples Section)
Real Estate Writer, Pattaya, Thailand
Since 2009 I have written and provided photography for feature articles and advertorials for Real Estate Magazine Thailand in English, Russian, and Mandarin Chinese editions. I also performed as a webmaster for online editions. I conceived and wrote feature articles for Transparency Magazine, published by the Real Estate Brokers Association of Thailand (REBA). I've also conceptualized, designed, written, and produced brochures, press releases, and website content for numerous property developers, real estate agencies, and individual entrepreneurs.
Blogger, Thai Visa, Inspire Magazine, LIVV Thailand On-Line Magazine
I truly enjoy creating weekly content for high volume dynamic websites and social media companies like Thai Visa.com, Inspire.com, and LIVV Thailand on-line magazines including blogs and photo essays.