TECHNICAL WRITING • engaging and clear
Mark is skilled at translating and communicating complex and specialized information to non-expert audiences. He enjoys being an intermediary and working with content experts. Mark loves learning about new fields and is quick to pick up concepts and technical vocabulary as well as to discover resonant metaphors and other explanatory strategies.
STORYTELLING • uncovering narratives
We are a storytelling species and narratives are uniquely engaging and memorable. Mark can discover and develop effective stories for many settings and occasions.
EDITING • advocating for the reader
Through working as a freelance writer and as a teacher of writing, Mark has developed strong and varied editing skills. He is able to work within established style guidelines, preserve different voices, offer constructive and sensitive feedback, and help organizations and individuals deepen their writing skills. Mark is comfortable offering formative editing services as well as carrying out final copy editing.
WRITING FOR THE WEB • inviting, useful and visual
Mark is attentive to aesthetics, information architecture best practices, and the need for readability at a glance. Mark has been responsible for website redesigns and launches, supervised web developers and graphic designers, and has been responsible for ongoing web maintenance for a non-profit event space and an online store.
BLOGGING • establishing a persona
Mark can help your organization create an effective blogging presence that will solidify reputation and connect with key audiences.
SOCIAL MEDIA • staying connected and current
As the Communications Director (2015-16) for Orox Leather Co., Mark developed brand identity and persona across social media channels, curated visual content, and engaged followers.
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS • art and environment
Mark enjoys writing about art and environmental issues.
Mark wrote and edited the newsletter for Cesar Chavez Elementary School (2015 – 2017) and his the school’s parent coordinator and fundraiser for Oregon Battle of the Books (OBOB).