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Architectural History Tours, Courses & Lectures

Consulting on Historical Architecture

Editing & Co-authoring

Magazine Articles

Video Writing
& Producing

Reports & Proposals

Training & Marketing Materials for Medical Products & Services

Marketing Tools for Architects & Engineers

Writing Seminars

One-on-One Business Writing Coaching


I have been a professional writer for more than three decades, producing technical and marketing materials for engineers, architects, and other professionals. My approach to all projects is:
  1. Listen and learn from my client about the topics to be covered and the audiences to whom we will communicate.
  2. Work with my client to plan content, delivery methods, and the draft-and-review process.
  3. Work with my client as we go through the agreed-upon draft-and-review process to create the planned communication products.

Work experience

  • Presented more than 30 lectures and courses on the history of architecture for universities, art museums, and arts associations.
  • Planned and led more than 40 architecture tours in the Midwest and in Europe.
  • Editor-in-chief of Minneapolis Historical, an online guide to historic architecture.
  • Wrote more than 100 articles published in magazines, professional journals, newsletters, and websites.
  • Wrote or edited business proposals that have won clients more than 600 million dollars in projects.
  • Wrote scripts for, and in many cases also produced, more than 40 training and marketing videos.
  • Wrote user documentation (paper and online) for more than a dozen medical and computer software products.
  • Planned and wrote materials for more than a dozen sales, marketing, and technical training courses.
  • Presented more than 1,000 1-day and 2-day business writing and technical writing seminars in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, the Netherlands, Australia, New Zealand, and Hong Kong.
  • Wrote copy for dozens of advertisements.
  • Wrote and designed dozens of brochures and marketing materials.
  • Developed engineering documentation control systems for two high-tech companies.