In February 2014 I left a magazine staff position to pursue freelance writing and editing full-time. I love to explain things, which I've been doing professionally for more than 25 years, using words, pictures and drawings. In addition, I am a registered Professional Engineer. My experience includes design and construction, with both field and office assignments, as well as writing and editing numerous articles.
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I also developed the curriculum for an introductory class on Programmable Logic Controllers, subsequently revising it several...
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Wrote this post for the FFJournal website about laser-cut steel miniatures available...
I wrote this article about Art Tuason and his son, Alex, owners of Hoppos in Ontario,...
This is the text of the article about Art Tuason and Hoppos.
"Control Freaks" in the December 2008 issue of Public Works magazine explains...
I researched and wrote this article for the February 2014 issue of Modern Metals. This...
I wrote this online news item for posting on www.modernsteel.com (February 13, 2012).
This article was published in the November 2005 issue of The Concrete Producer magazine.
I spent 25 years as a magazine editor helping people look good by adjusting and improving what they've written. In the process, I've also become a pretty good writer - despite what they say about engineers.
With the advantage of a technical background and a broad range of experience, I have yet to find a topic that is unfathomable. Please feel free to challenge me.
A variety of samples are available in my Elance portfolio. For a closer look at my writing style, contact me for the URLs of my portfolio and my personal blog.
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William Rainey Harper College, Palatine, Ill.
1997 - Present
I teach the class Introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers.
Executive Editor, FFJournal magazine
2012 - 2014
Wrote several feature articles each month for trade publication covering sheet metal fabrication and forming, manufacturing and welding. Also edited and provided technical oversight for articles by...
American Institute of Steel Construction
Senior Editor, Modern Steel Construction magazine
2009 - 2012
Responsible for planning, obtaining, editing and otherwise preparing all editorial content for this monthly magazine. Also developed daily web news posts including weekly "Steel Shots" feature.
Freelance Technical Writer
2009 - 2009
Worked with several teams on ARRA grant proposals. Contributed technical insight into the processes involved to complement the political and economic insights provided by others on the team.
Hanley Wood Business Media
Senior Editor, Engineering, Concrete Construction
2003 - 2009
In this position I wrote and edited feature articles and columns for four monthly trade journals. Additionally, I overhauled and managed the Access database that tracked 1,700 companies making...
Editor, Plumbing Engineer Magazine
1996 - 2003
Business News Publishing
Editor, PM Engineer Magazine
1994 - 1996
Cahners Publishing (now Reed Business Media)
1989 - 1994
Magazines I worked on include:
* Highway & Heavy Construction (Associate Editor, Editor in Chief)
* Highway & Heavy Construction Products (Editor)
* Infrastructure newsletter (Editor)
L.J. Keefe Company
1987 - 1989
Contractor specializing in horizontal pipe boring and underground construction.
Structural Preservation Systems
Field Engineer / Project Superintendent
1987 - 1987
Exterior concrete repair of high-rise buildings.
1987 - 1987
Contractor working primarily on construction of the new United Airlines terminal at O'Hare Airport, Chicago.
Sargent & Lundy
1983 - 1987
Engineering related to field problem resolutions for nuclear power generation stations.
University of Pittsburgh
Bachelor of Science (Civil Engineering)
Bachelor of Fine Arts (Music)