WHY I WRITE
As the company name suggests, I write. I don’t hang drywall. I know nothing about plumbing or carpentry or practically any basic home repair skill. In fact, I don’t own a drill, chain saw, power washer, caulking gun or shop vac. Those all belong to my wife. I’m not trained in massage therapy, have never been a yoga instructor and am still not sure how to pronounce Pilates. I can’t cook and don’t know the first thing about auto maintenance. I don’t have a license to operate heavy machinery, or light machinery, for that matter. All I do is write. I’ve been writing for more than 35 years. I’ve written for businesses of all size, as well as individuals of varying sizes. I’m not picky about what I write. I’ve written ads, website content, eBooks, white papers, blogs, landing pages, emails and social media posts, business plans, bios, speeches, presentations and thank you notes. Hopefully, I’m making the point that I write. I write because I love to write. I write because I have to write. (As suggested above, I can’t rely on hanging drywall to feed my family!) Maybe you need to tell a story about your product or service, something to inspire or persuade a prospective customer. Or, you’ve been asked to give a speech to the local Rotary. Or you have an idea for a blog related to your business. But the thing is, you’re at a loss for words. Call me at 513.403.7951. Somewhere in the deep recesses of my mind (in spaces not cluttered, fortunately, by details on how to fix a plumbing leak using a three quarter inch, dual, PEX, copper crimp ring tool), I have your words. I’ll put those words in the right order, using the correct spelling and punctuation. And one more thing: I promise to keep on writing until you’re happy with the words I’ve written for you. Then, and only then, will we share your story with the world.
TOP 10 SPAKTOIDS
Websites primarily focus on a person’s experience and credentials. But here’s the thing: when you hire a writer, regardless of the project, you are hiring the sum of that person’s life experience. My LinkedIn page provides the particulars of my career path. But, to give you a flavor of my personal journey, I’ve put together the following 10 “Spaktoids:”
- Born and raised in McKees Rocks, a steel-mill suburb outside of Pittsburgh. Yes, I am a Steelers fan!
- Made cardboard boxes one summer for St. Joe Paper Company. Working in 110-degree steam heat, I learned about the phenomenon known as “blue collar work ethic.”
- Attended Penn State University, where I graduated with a BA in Journalism and Advertising.
- Moved to New York City upon graduating, taking an $8,000 a year media planner job with the SSC&B advertising agency.
- Joined Cincinnati-based Local Marketing Corporation in 1987; was named President in 1994.
- Performed as a stand up comedian in the early 90s. (PLEASE, don’t ask me to tell you a joke!).
- Adopted my incredible, 100% Irish son Jay Fredrick in July, 1995. Even though Jay will always be my son, he’s now old enough to be my best friend, and for that I am truly grateful.
- Married my other best friend Kate in 2003. She is an amazing human being and accomplished artist. Check out her work here: www.katespakart.com
- Took a two-month, 10,000-mile, cross-country sojourn on a Greyhound Bus in the fall of 2015. I chronicled my trip in a daily blog www.theamericanjourneyproject.com My friend and brilliant videographer, Robert Parish, created this video during my layover in Portland, OR.
- Completed one (as yet unpublished) novel and 50% of a second novel.