Word nerd. Communicator. Storyteller.
With over 15 years working in the world of words as a writer and editor, I have developed and executed hundreds of diverse projects for myriad clients. As a copy editor skilled in both AP Style in my years at the Chicago Tribune, as well as editing award-winning anthologies at Columbia College Chicago using Chicago Manual of Style, I prefer the Oxford comma.
I have developed training manuals, mailers, brochures, catalogs, databases, business-to-business articles, style guides; I have edited authors' novels, copy edited and proofread anthologies, and ensured that the printed and pixaleted word is clear, concise, and grammatically accurate. Most importantly, my work as an editor and writer ensures the intent of any communication between all parties is clear.
From epic novels to SEO headlines, I have developed hundreds of products, such as launching the literary section at Chicago Artists Resources to handling marketing at a local realty office. Top clients beyond traditional media include Vivaki, @properties, Columbia College Chicago.
Storytelling is the most effective way to communicate what you want people to hear. It can turn the mundane into the marvelous. Let me tell you a story...
"Robert is a consummate professional and an outstanding writer. He communicates effectively with editors and the sources for stories. I truly wish all freelance writers were as talented and organized as Robert. I would work with him again in any capacity."
Beth Dugan, editor
"Robert is a quick study on technical topics but keeps his focus on the reader. He's prodigious on deadline yet concerned about craft, with good instincts for asking the right questions, gathering salient facts and drawing his own conclusions. Plus he's ready to deploy cellphone apps, spreadsheets or doughnuts."
Stephen Rynkiewicz, manager
Creative Writing Department, Columbia College Chicago
Chicago Artists Resource
Fashion Fair Cosmetics
Not For Tourists
Get Burbed, a division of @properties
Beth Dugan, editor
Jesse Jordan, author
Hair Trigger, a student anthology
Guerrero & Howe