I am delighted that you decided to visit my website today.
I’m a professional writer, editor, proofreader, media relations consultant and public speaker with nearly four decades of experience. I’ve been aware of my gift to write well and effectively ever since I realized in college that I could get an “A” on almost any test without studying hard…as long as it was an essay exam.
I covered everything from religion to rock ‘n’ roll – occasionally at the same time – for the Grand Rapids Press near my west Michigan hometown. But I spent the bulk of my career in my beloved Detroit, where I worked 16 years as pop music columnist and television critic for The Detroit News. After leaving the newspaper, I was fortunate enough to sustain a successful career as a freelance professional, and after making a major life change in 2009 – getting married and moving to my present home base of Champaign, Ill. – I’m proud to say many of my Detroit clients still retain my services.
I am TV critic for the weekly Metro Times in Detroit (read my most recent column here) and a frequent contributor to Michigan’s No. 1 magazine, HOUR Detroit. My blog, “JK – Just Kidneying,” chronicling my journey through Stage IV kidney failure and an eventual kidney transplant, won the 2011 Robert Felter Memorial Award from the Renal Network.
But more about all that in the pages that follow. For now, I’m just glad you’re here. Take a few minutes. Roam around. And if I can do anything to help you, just let me know.