Professional Profile


Experience

  • academic evaluation
    - primary
    - secondary
    - other: business
  • copyediting
  • developmental editing
  • fiction-all
  • ghostwriting
  • layout
  • line editing
  • non-fiction-all
  • non-fiction-biography / memoir
  • non-fiction-business
  • project editing
  • proofreading
  • rewriting
  • substantive editing
  • website text editing

Years of experience: 10+

I’m an author, writer, screenplay developer and entrepreneur; the founder and president of Adducent, Inc. and developer of four (currently) publishing imprints:

Fortis (non-fiction) jointly developed with James G. Zumwalt

Escrire (fiction)

Booknology (business & education)

ONEWorld (children’s boooks).

I’m also a Navy veteran and served as an Operations Specialist. I’ve traveled to 30+ countries while in the military, on business and for pleasure. I’ve given talks on writing, publishing and the importance and impact of stories on individuals and cultures, across the United States and internationally in Toronto, in London and in Muscat, Oman.

I write a personal blog (about life, writing, publishing and business) and am a member of the Military Writers Society of America and the National Association of Independent Writers and Editors. While writing and publishing have become my main focus, over the past 20+ years I’ve owned manufacturing, trucking, logistics and business service companies. As a business consultant I’ve worked with hundreds of business owners and professionals to develop and improve their business operations and to increase the value of their efforts.

My writing interests and publication of my own books and articles (and love of the process) led to opportunities to expand my business ventures to include writing (my own and for clients) and publishing and publishing assistance services—which has been received with tremendous interest from:

  • Veterans
  • Military / Foreign Policy & Defense Industry Professionals
  • Government / Intelligence & Security Agency Professionals
  • Business Executives & Professionals
  • World-Class Athletes
  • Entertainers
  • Educators

I wrote and published my first business book in 2008; adding two others in 2009, one in 2010, one in 2011 and I’m on track for another in 2012. Also, in August 2009 I began working with select clients to ghostwrite their books and have completed and published books for those clients. In 2010 I also began developing fiction works of my own and in 2011 started collaborating with other writers on fiction projects they needed assistance with to fully develop their stories and bring them to life as published works. Since writing is at the heart of most, if not all, entertainment production, my fiction work has led to screenplay writing and development as well. And Adducent is now working with companies in the entertainment industry to further develop our intellectual properties.

You can read more about my business experience here.