Chiefly, writing must compel in order to effectively communicate. Regardless of subject, from the mundane to the remarkable, writing must captivate before it can inform.

Thompson noted the profound difference between the right word and the almost-right word. To him, this was as different as lightning is to a lightning bug. With this shared belief, I continue to seek the right word for every assignment.

I possess expert knowledge of, and respect for, language and grammar. These attributes, along with experience and technique honed during my journalistic education and mentorship, equip me to successfully write across all mediums.