I’m never happier than when I’m working for a client on a writing project.

And it almost doesn’t matter what that project is.  I’ve written everything from articles for an in-house Volvo publication and a long-running Sonoma-based parenting magazine to website content for Hewlett-Packard and a very large Northeastern payroll and accounting firm that wanted to give their national rival, ADP, a run for the money.

I’ve loved all of it and I hope the work never stops coming.

But of all the writing I’ve done over the years, my favorite by FAR has been the work I’ve done recently in the impact investing and microfinance spaces. Those two areas combine a long-standing interest in finance, economics and business with a deeply held belief that all of us are capable of making the world a better, more sustainable and more inclusive place.

So if you’re looking for a versatile writer who loves the work but still think you need just a few more reasons to pick up the phone and call me, here goes:

I’m good at what I do

I’m fast, efficient and fun to work with. Just ask some of my former “bosses.”

I’m dependable.

I’m honest.

I know the ropes of the creative space and can easily work on my own or alongside a graphic designer or video producer bringing your copy to life. I can also manage your projects through the full cycle from brainstorming to writing, editing and proofreading.

I’ve written for the Microfinance, Impact Investing, Automotive, Technology, Real Estate, Wine and Medical Technology industries. I’ve learned a lot and that knowledge is reflected in how I tackle projects.

I’ve a very good listener.

I’m a thorough and diligent researcher.

I’m a born storyteller

I have an MA in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University where I learned so much of what I know about storytelling from great writers like Francis Mayes and Anne Rice.

I’m also a published novelist (I even won a literary award for my novel!) which is why I know more than the average copywriter about how to craft a compelling story.

I’m an animal lover

…with a particular affinity for very large dogs (which, according to psychologists, makes me an easy-going extrovert).

I have a really big dog with a huge appetite. His name is Benny Gilbertson and his mug is on this page because most everyone I know loves a huge, affable chocolate lab.

benphoto-1-180x300Though I should warn you, don’t be fooled by that look of sorrowful resignation. He’s crafty. The same pup can clean out the inside of the just purchased heavy cream carton left carelessly on the counter top when you’ve only gone to the mailbox and leave it so deftly and elegantly undefiled (still upright!!!!!) as to make you question you’re own sanity!

Benny’s also on this page because let’s face it, he’s much cuter than me.  In fact, I’m willing to say that Benny is the most adorable chocolate lab on the planet.

At 98 pounds it takes a lot of writing to keep him in kibble. But I love what I do so I don’t mind one bit.

And if you had a writing life and a dog like Benny, you wouldn’t mind either.