Skills, Awards, and other Details

I have a rather diverse set of skills that share three common elements: words, boats, and a water view.

Skills

-Feature writing Award-winning stories about boats, boating adventures, and waterfront personalities
Boat knowledge Expert on sailing, sailboats, and the boating industry
Editing I have a sharp eye for typos and can also make a story more readable.
-Blog writing In addition to posting for various clients, I’ve maintained Where Books Meet Boats since 2009.
-Novels 3 published books
 
-Graphic design/layout Proficiency in Photoshop, InDesign
-Wordpress knowledge (Managed posting schedule for boats.com, YachtWorld, and BoatTrader from 2009-2015)
-YouTube knowledge (Managed and helped grow the boats.com and Yachtworld channels from 2010-2015)

Writing Awards

1st place Boating Writers International 2014 Annual Writing Contest, in the Boating Adventures category (for Olympic Broach: The No Good Very Bad Windiest Day)
2nd place Boating Writers International 2014 Annual Writing Contest, in the Boating Lifestyles category (for Simple Boating: Which is More Fun, Kayak or SUP?)

Traits

-Self-educating and self-motivated. No babysitting required.
-Internationally recognized by the sailing world, especially among the dinghy and Olympic crowd
-Member of the 2004 US Olympic Team
-Member of the Olympic Sailing Committee 2005-2016
-Active Snipe sailor and editor of SnipeToday.

Clients

I’ve created content for a variety of clients:
Seahorse Magazine
Sailing World
WAMIT

Wired.com
MP&G
IWWWFB
Various one design classes (J/109, J/105, Snipe)

Things you might not know about me

-My best morning starts off with brainstorming sentences during a sunrise SUP session.
-My favorite work week challenges me to learn something new and to use more than one skill set.
-My favorite cruising grounds are Maine, Cape Cod, and of course the Caribbean.
-I sailed across the Atlantic in 1986.
-I don’t really like sailing by myself, but it’s better than not going sailing at all.
-My favorite pets are other people’s cats.

 

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