Freelance portfolio

Journalism and Copywriting

Review/Recommendation of Julie Orringer’s How To Breathe Underwater, The LitPub, May 2012
Copywriting and editing for website, Marketing Systems Group, 2012.
Book Review of how to breathe underwater, in Cow Heavy Books, December 2010
All Music Guide. Album and song reviews, Fall 2001 to 2006 Copywriting and proofreading for interactive agency performing contract website redesigns for  Merck, Inc. 2003.

Nokia. Various copywriting projects for marketing of cellphone technology. 2002.

Nicole McKenna. Rewrote bio for indie music artist promotional materials/website

Daily Local News, West Chester, Pennsylvania:

  • “ServiceMark turns up the heat”. Jan. 29. 2003.
  • “Iron Hill owners receive award”. July 15, 2002
  • “Kennett Sq. firm announces acquisition”  July 5, 2002.
  • “Have Camper, Will Record”. Business profile of El Dorado Recording Services. July 1, 2002.
  • “PECO, PSW Plan Upgrades”. May 20, 2002.
  • “The View from the Supply Side of Water Resources”.  May 8, 2002.
  • “Context sensitive design bridges past and present”.  February 27, 2002.
  • “Still cooking after all these years”. Company profile of Brock and Company, Inc. February 24, 2002.
  • “Adding by subtracting”. Company profile of Electronics Boutique. February 19, 2002.
  • “Author blasts firms for hostile practices”. Report on Jill Andresky Fraser and her book White Collar Sweatshops. February 14, 2002.
  • “Area Firms Survive Enron”.  February 11, 2002
  • “Victory Brewing grows”.  February 4, 2002.
  • “The long march toward home networking”. February 1, 2002.
  • “Autosales weather twin storms of recession and terrorism”. February 1, 2002.
  • “Neighborhood telecoms team up”. February 1, 2002.
  • “Smart card technology could become part of new drivers licenses”. February 1, 2002.
  • “Chesco biotech industry grows up”. January 31, 2002.
  • “Mind your manners: Immaculata seniors get a course in etiquette”.  January 31, 2002.
  • “County airports regroup to dispel fears of flying”.  January 30, 2002
  • “Biotech firm expects OK for new blood test”.  January 13, 2002.
  • “Couple launch inventions”. January 7, 2002.
  • “Program merges business,arts”.  July 8, 2001.
  • “Specialty birthday parties up the ante on fun & games”. Chester County Kids, June 2001.
  • “Author of computer books unplugs and teaches kids to observe the great outdoors”. Chester County Kids, June 2001.
  • “High Tech Photography: Visual Technology Moves to New Location”.  June 18, 2001
  • “Harley-Davidson Expands to Meet Demand”.  June 17, 2001
  • “Delaware County Christian School graduates 89”. June 14, 2001.
  • “DASD students join credit union”.  May 29, 2001
  • “Growing Up: Guthriesville Tire & Service Center expands to new location”.  May 29, 2001
  • “At Dutch Wonderland this season — New Dragon’s Lair, other improvements”. May 18, 2001
  • “Wyeth-Ayerst Opens Facility”.  May 10, 2001.
  • “The Ouch List: Area Authorities List Most Common Childhood Injuries”. Chester County Kids, April 2001.
  • “Living Monuments: County’s Historical Trees”.  March 2, 2001.
  • “Serpentine Fever: Chester County’s Captivating Green Stone”. March 2, 2001.
  • “Untangling the Wires”,  Feb 2, 2001
  • “New Homes are Being Built Wired for Speed”,  Feb 2, 2001
  • “ASP’s for Small Business, Merlin Alliance”,  Feb 2, 2001
  • “ePLUS moves Managed Services Unit to Pottstown”, Feb. 2, 2001
  • “Defining the ubiquitous ‘Dot Com’ term”,  Sept. 25, 2000
  • “Software Hut still stands by Amiga”, Sept. 25, 2000.

Dr. Dobb’s Journal. “The REBOL IOS Distributed Filesystem”.  September 2002. page 62.

Artificial Intelligence (  Proofreading, draft business plan, summer 2001.

  • “RockFire”: wrote media kit copy for marketing promotions startup.Winter 2001.
  • “”: wrote copy for brochure/factsheet product literature.Fall 2000.
  • “Aerie Networks website & styleguide:” wrote and edited website copy and drafted styleguide for print- and online collateral. 2000.
  • “”360 Finance”: drafted and edited brochure website copy for financial services startup. Early 2000.
  • “ Website: (edited site copy).”  January 2000
  • “Publicolor — Edited website copy”, January 2000.
  • “DTE Edison Everything Energy Website: wrote educational science columns”, July 1999.
  • “DTE Edison Energy Club: Pennsylvania Calendar of Events (compiled and wrote-up events each month) , January 1999 – February 2000.

Bradford Heights Elementary school. School homepage. Web content assembly and design. []

Templar Studios:

  • Clue writing for online espionage game, LEGO Mindstorms, 2000
  • “LEGO Mindstorms Mission 009, ” LEGO Mindstorms — September 2000.
  • “LEGO Mindstorms Mission 008, ” LEGO Mindstorms —  June 2000.
  • “”LEGO Mindstorms Mission 007, ” LEGO Mindstorms –May 2000.
  • “LEGO Mindstorms Mission 006, Terrastat Refueling Mission “. LEGO Mindstorms — April 2000.
  • “LEGO Mindstorms Mission 005, Rack and Pinion Steering”. LEGO Mindstorms — March 2000. edited technical FAQs for beta launch website.Late 1999.

Innovation Philadelphia: “Four Profiles of Regional Development Councils”. June 2002.


  • “Taking Charge in Difficult Times: How to Minimize Your Chargeback Risk”., Winter 2002.
  • “Feelin’ Groovy: Finding a health insurance plan that fits just right”., Summer 2001.
  • “Keys to Better Cash Flow”., Summer 2001.
  • “Retirement Plans: Knowing Your Options Could Save You A Lot of Money”. May 2001
  • “People Needing People: How Ray Gabriel’s International Organization Mushroomed into a Global Community”., Spring 2001.
  • “Succession Planning: Passing the Baton to the Next Generation”., May 2001.
  • “Hard or Soft Landing? Battling over the Crisis in Confidence”,, spring 2001
  • “Coping Strategies for the Small Business Blues”,, spring 2001.
  • “JPG Consulting: Extending the Global Reach With Web Content”, Success story for International Gateway, Feb. 2001. (
  • “Combating the E-mail Blitzkrieg”,, Feb, 2001
  • “Entrepreneur of the Month” article on Lisa Orman,, May 2000.
  • “Barter: Cash Preserving Exchanges Take Off” Web article at  , Fall 1999
  • “This Hub’s For You”: Article about Business to Business Hubs at, Fall 1999
  • “401(k) Plans for Small Business “Web article on 401(k) plans for  , Fall 1999.
  • “Plastic Fantastic” Web article on Credit Card Processing for  , Fall 1999.

Northwest Amiga Journal: “Bars & Pipes: Master Plumber of Amiga MIDI Sequencers”. February 2002.

Fortune Small Business (online ed.)

  • “Don’t Cry Out Loud: Grammy-award winner Carole Bayer Sager offers aspiring songwriters a chance to win their big break on her new Website”. February 2002.
  • “Celebrity Magnet: The Martin Guitar Co. found a way to revive sales — and catch the eye of Eric Clapton, Beck, and Dave Matthews”.  October 23, 2001
  • “PayPal’s Growing Pains”, Fortune Small Business Online (at, September 3, 2001

PhillyTech magazine:

  • “Wyeth Consolidates its Technology Operations”, December 2001.
  • “Tops in IT: Vanguard lands a number 6 spot on Computerworld list” October 2001. [html]

Emerging Business magazine:

  • “E-Brochures: How Web Sites that are Simple Brochures Can Suit a Small Business Just Fine”, Summer 2001 (
  • “ABC’s of ASP’s”, Fall/Winter 2000.

  • “HP placement market strong, despite perception”, News Story,  March 2001
  • “HP-UX and Oracle Experience Develops Well in HP Job Market”. Tips article for May 2000

Philadelphia Business Journal:

  • “ profile”, Fall 2000
  • “Volunteerism as a Tool to Retain Employees”,  Oct. 27, 2000.
  • “Teamselling working for CB Richard Ellis”,  Sept. 25, 2000.
  • “Business Schools Big Into Naming Rights Game”, August 14, 2000. “Slicing and Dicing MP3 Bit Rates” (pdf), Digital Pro Sound — October 2000.  “Scouting Your Client’s Persona”. February 2000 “Review of Brian Wilson’s “Imagination”  December 1999.

American Management Association:

  • “199+ Hot Web Sites for Office Professionals”, booklet. 1997.
  • “Tips for Using Tech Support Hotlines”, The Take Charge Assistant, June 1997.
  • “CyberTerror 101”. Getting Results Newsletter, April 1997.
  • “Why You Need a CD-ROM “The Take Charge Assistant, March 1997
  • “Web Editors: Microsoft vs. Netscape” The Take Charge Assistant, February 1997
  • “When You Need To Upgrade “Getting Results…For The Hands-On Manager, February 1997
  • “Discovering Your Writing Style” The Take Charge Assistant, October 1996
  • “Monthly Webmaster Column: Useful Web Sites For Visiting” The Take Charge Assistant, September 1996 to 1999.
  • “Internet Shortcuts: Getting Around Efficiently”  The Take Charge Assistant, December 1996 (view PDF)
  • “Modem Buyer’s Guide “The Take Charge Assistant, November 1996
  • “Conducting Research On The Web “Getting Results…For the Hands-On Manager, October 1996
  • “What Printer Should Your Office Have? “The Take Charge Assistant, August 1996
  • “Web PC: Wave of the Future or Wipe Out in the Making?” Getting Results…for the Hands On Manager, July 1996
  • “Presentation Software Roundup” The Take Charge Assistant, July 1996
  • “Buying a Laptop? “The Take Charge Assistant, July 1996
  • “Guide to Choosing a Notebook Computer “Getting Results…for the Hands On Manager, June 1996 (view PDF)
  • “Seven Questions to Ask Before Purchasing New Office Technology “The Take Charge Assistant, June 1996
  • “Alternatives to the Mouse: Word Processor Shortcuts “The Take Charge Assistant, June 1996
  • “Shortcuts for Spreadsheet Users “The Take-Charge Assistant, May 1996
  • “Understanding the Technical Lingo “The Take-Charge Assistant, May 1996
  • “Choose All That Apply: No Single PC-to-UNIX Integration Strategy is Perfect. The Good News Is That There Are Now More Options Than Ever.” Feature Article, HP Professional Magazine, March 1996
  • “Too Little Time, Too Much to Do? “Reviews of Personal Information Managaers, Getting Results: For the Hands-On Manager, Premiere Issue, March 1996.

The WEB (UK magazine):

  • “Who Says Print Culture Is Dead?: Literary Magazines Latch Onto the Web”. Culture Column, May/June 1996.
  • “Straight For the Jugular: Modern Drama — Straight, No Chaser” Culture Column, April 1996.
  • “Waddling Onto The Web: Penguin and other large publishers struggle with Internet Marketing” Literature and Culture Column, The WEB, March 1996.
  • “Paganism: Western Religion’s B Side: Non-mainstream religions are taking full advantage of the Web’s wide open global pulpit” Literature and Culture Column, February 1996.
  • “Literature with a Postmodern Face: Hyperfiction, for fork’s sake” Literature and Culture Column,  January 1996.
  • “Pro Bono Books: Free Reading Thanks to Hundreds of Weary Fingers Across the Globe” Literature and Culture Column, November/December 1995.

Byte Magazine: “A Fine MES: Real-time manufacturing execution systems bridge the gap between planning and the plant floor”. State of the Art Feature,  December 1995.

HP Professional magazine:

  • “Step Right Up: Cyberspace Is Open For Business,” by David Baum and Jim Esch Feature, October 1995.
  • “No Federal Cases With Inference’s CBR2 “Product Watch, October 1995.
  • “The Magic of Network Printing” Feature,  July 1995.
  • “BGS’ BEST/1 Pieces Together The Puzzle “Product Watch, July 1995.
  • “Join The Object Team With Cadre’s ProDev “Product Watch, June 1995.
  • “Don’t Start, Until You Backup With Innovus’ NetWorker “Product Watch, May 1995.
  • “Textbook Solutions: Text Retrieval Products Let You Find Your Information Needle In The Data Haystack “Feature, April 1995.
  • “Technological Melting Pot: PC X Servers Help End the PC-UNIX Turf Wars “Feature, March 1995.
  • “Enterprise/Access Spans The Generation Gap “Product Watch,  December 1994.
  • “Cognos’ PowerPlay 4.0 Explores Brand New Dimensions “Product Watch, November 1994.
  • “Execution is Everything: In Manufacturing, Automation Alone is No Longer Enough. Companies Must Track and Control The Production Cycle as Well “Feature, October 1994.
  • “OPN: Office Goes With The Flow” Product Watch,   September, 1994.

West End Word, St. Louis MO: “The Top 10 Reasons There’s Still Ketchup on the Tables at Harold’s” Humor Piece: 1st Place Contest Winner, August 11, 1994.

St. Louis Post Dispatch: “It’s Time to Plug In To Digital Democracy” Commentary,  April 5, 1994.

Computer Shopper Magazine:

  • “For Exceptional PC Power from Austin, Inherit the WinStation” Review, June 1993.
  • “Occidental’s Chairman: Power and Room to Grow “Review,  February 1993.
  • “DECpc 450D2 LP Packs Performance Into a Low Profile “Review, February 1993.

Commodore Magazine: “geocalc” Software Review,, July 1988.

Suburban West Business Magazine: “Delaware County: Variety’s the Key” Feature,  July 1988.

Technology  and Technical writing
Proceedings of the IEEE [contributing editor of introductory prologs 1993 to 2015]

  • Prolog to High-Power Wind Energy Conversion Systems: State-of-the-Art and Emerging Technologies, Proceedings of the IEEE, May 2015
  • Prolog to “Leaky-Wave Theory, Techniques, and Applications: From Microwaves to Visible Frequncies, Proceedings of the IEEE, May 2015
  • Prolog to “Software-Defined Networking: A Comprehensive Survey,” Proceedings of the IEEE, January 2015.
  • Prolog to “Radar Spectrum Engineering and Management: Technical and Regulatory Issues,” Proceedings of the IEEE, January 2015.
  • Prolog to “Geometric Algebra for Electrical and Electronic Engineers”, Proceedings of the IEEE, September 2014.
  • Prolog to “Neuromorphic Electronic Circuits for Building Autonomous Cognitive Systems”, Proceedings of the IEEE, September 2014.
  • Prolog to “Managing Performance Overhead of Virtual Machines in Cloud Computing”, Proceedings of the IEEE, January 2014.
  • Prolog to “Rugged Electrical Power Switching in Semiconductors: A Systems Approach”, Proceedings of the IEEE, January 2014.
  • Prolog to “Spatial Modulation for Generalized MIMO: Challenges, Opportunities, and Implementation”, Proceedings of the IEEE, January 2014.
  • Prolog to “A Survey on Ambient Intelligence in Healthcare”, Proceedings of the IEEE, November 2013.
  • Prolog to “Overview of Beyond-CMOS Devices and a Uniform Methodology for Their Benchmarking”, Proceedings of the IEEE, November 2013.
  • Prolog to “A Survey on Topology Control in Wirless Sensor Networks: Taxonomy, Comparative Study, and Open Issues”, Proceedings of the IEEE, November 2013.
  • Prolog to “Faster Than Nyquist Signaling”, Proceedings of the IEEE, August 2013.
  • Prolog to “IMS: The New Generation of Internet-Protocol-Based Multimedia Services”, Proceedings of the IEEE, August 2013.
  • Prolog to “Cognitive Control”, Proceedings of the IEEE, December 2012.
  • Prolog to “A Survey of Security Challenges in Cognitive Radio Networks”, Proceedings of the IEEE, December 2012.
  • Prolog to “High-Efficiency Doherty Power Amplifiers: Historical Aspect and Modern Trends”, Proceedings of the IEEE, December 2012.
  • Prolog to “The Dual-Fuel Strategy: An Energy Transition Plan”, Proceedings of the IEEE, November 2012.
  • Prolog to “Fault Injection Attacks on Cryptographic Devices: Theory, Practice, and Countermeasures”, Proceedings of the IEEE, November 2012.
  • Prolog to “tuPOY: Epitomizing a New Epoch in Communications with Polymer Textiles”, Proceedings of the IEEE, November 2012.
  • Prolog to “Cognitive Radar: Step Toward Bridging the Gap Between Neuroscience and Engineering”, Proceedings of the IEEE, November 2012.
  • Prolog to ‘Peer-to-Peer Media Streaming: Insights and New Developments.’ Proceedings of the IEEE, December 2011.
  • Prolog to ‘State of the Art in 60-GHz Integrated Circuits and Systems for Wireless Communications.’ Proceedings of the IEEE, August 2011.
  • Prolog to ‘Estimating the Energy Use and Efficiency Potential of U.S. Data Centers.’       Proceedings of the IEEE, August 2011.
  • “Prolog to ‘Growing Cells Atop Microelectronic Chips: Interfacing Electrogenic Cells In Vitro With CMOS-Based Microelectrode Arrays'” Proceedings of the IEEE, February 2011
  • “Prolog to ‘Audiovisual Information Fusion in Human-Computer Interfaces and Intelligent Environments: A Survey'” Proceedings of the IEEE, October 2010
  • “Prolog to ‘A Survey of Trust and Reputation Management Systems in Wireless Communications'” Proceedings of the IEEE, October 2010
  • “Prolog. The Future of Integrated Circuits: A Survey of Nanoelectronics,” Proceedings of the IEEE, January 2010
  • “Prolog. Keeping the Energy Debate Clean: How Do We Supply the World’s Energy Needs?” Proceedings of the IEEE, January 2010.
  • “Prolog to Solution-Processed / Quantum Dot Photodetectors”, Proceedings of the IEEE, October 2009.
  • “Prolog to Circuit Elements With Memory Memristors, Memcapacitors, and Meminductors,” Proceedings of the IEEE, October 2009.
  • “Prolog to Self-assembly at the Macroscopic Scale”, Proceedings of the IEEE, September 2008
  • “Rethinking components” (prolog), Proceedings of the IEEE, July 2007
  • “Data-Hiding Codes”, Proceedings of the IEEE, December 2005
  • “Computational Intelligence Methods for  Rule-Based Data Understanding,” Proceedings of the IEEE, May  2004.
  • “Engineering in the Biological Substrate:  Information Processing in Genetic Circuits” Proceedings of  the IEEE, May 2004.
  • “A Review of Hydrodynamic and Energy-Transport Models for Semiconductor Device Simulation,” Proceedings of the IEEE, February 2003.
  • “Sensorless Control of Induction Motor Drives,” Proceedings of the IEEE, August 2002.
  • “Multiresolutions Markov Models for Signal and Image Procesing,” Proceedings of the IEEE, August 2002.
  • “Code-Aided Interference Suppression for DS/CDMA Overlay Systems,” Proceedings of the IEEE, March 2002.
  • “Space-Time Codes and Concatenated channel Codes for Wireless Communications,” Proceedings of the IEEE, February 2002.
  • “The State of the Art of Electric and Hybrid Vehicles,” Proceedings of the IEEE, February 2002.
  • “Prospects for Single Molecule Information Processing Devices”, Proceedings of the IEEE, August 2001.
  • “Telerehabilitation: Expanding Access to Rehabilitation Expertise”, Proceedings of the IEEE, August 2001.
  • “Computer-Aided Design of Analog and Mixed-Signal Integrated Circuits”, Proceedings of the IEEE, December 2000.
  • “Three-Dimensional Image Generation and Processing in Underwater Acoustic Vision”, Proceedings of the IEEE, December 2000.
  • “Genomic Engineering: Moving Beyond DNA Sequence to Function”, Proceedings of the IEEE, December 2000.
  • “Interactive Cellular and Cordless Video Telephony: State-of-the-Art System Design Principles and Expected Performance”, Proceedings of the IEEE, Sept. 2000
  • “Time-Resolved Optical Characterization of Electrical Activity in Integrated Circuits”, Proceedings of the IEEE, Sept. 2000
  • “A Survey of Circuit Innovations in Ferroelectric Random-Access Memories”, Proceedings of the IEEE, May 2000
  • “Toward Robust Integrated Circuits: The Embryonics Approach”. Proceedings of the IEEE. April 2000
  • “Iddq Testing for CMOS VLSI”. Proceedings of the IEEE. April 2000
  • “Quantum Information Processing: Cryptography, Computation, and Teleportation”, Proceedings of the IEEE, December 1996
  • “Environment Representation Using Multiple Abstraction Levels”Proceedings of the IEEE, November 1996
  • “Autonomous Vehicles”Proceedings of the IEEE, August 1996
  • “Principles and Methods of Testing Finite State Machines”, “Proceedings of the IEEE, August 1996
  • “Control of Molecular Motion”,  Proceedings of the IEEE, January 1996.
  • “Service Disciplines for Guranteed Performance Service in Packet-Switching Networks”, Proceedings of the IEEE, October, 1995.
  • “Human and Machine Recognition of Faces, A Survey”, Proceedings of the IEEE, May 1995.
  • “Performance Trends in High-End Processors”, Proceedings of the IEEE, January 1995.
  • “The First Compact Blue/Green Diode Lasers — Wide-Bandgap II-VI Semiconductors Come of Age”, Proceedings of the IEEE, October 1994.
  • “Active and Nonlinear Wave Propagation Devices in Ultrafast Electronics and Optoelectronics”, Proceedings of the IEEE, July 1994.
  • “Applications of Voice Processing to Telecommunications”, Proceedings of the IEEE, February 1994.
  • “Design Methodology Management”,  Proceedings of the IEEE, February 1994.
  • “Silicon-Based Optoelectronics”,  Proceedings of the IEEE, December 1993.

Ice Inc. (Integrated Communications and Entertainment): “Hewlett Packard Commerce for the Millenium 1.0” Integrated two manuals into one co-branded, revised online document in Portable Document Format. The product allows small business people to build web stores. Also rewrote the CFTM 1.0 Getting Started Guide and assisted with the editorial direction and proofing of the CFTM Quick Reference Guide.
Softmart, Inc.

  • “Softmart Technology Web”,  Provided information architecture and document management for custom-built intranet document library system at Softmart, a computer reseller. 1999
  • “Softmart SIDOS Documentation”,  Documented web ecommerce application in HTML and PDF for Softmart,
  • “Advanced Revelation Documentation”,  Documented in-house AREV system (account and distribution) processes
  • “PVCS Tracker Inet Online Help” Customized HTML help documents for Intranet Change Request application for Softmart, a computer reseller.
  • “Integrity User Guide” Online help, PDF documentation, Developer documents for under-development in-house Account & Distribution system for Softmart, a computer reseller.

McDonnell Douglas Corporation, St. Louis. “Corporate Lawpack Database Management System for Windows ” Did an update/customization on this third-party manual.

McGraw Hill, Datapro Research: “Multimedia Overview”,  article written in 1991.

Commodore Business Machines

  • “Amigavision Multimedia Authoring System User Guide”.  Revised, produced third-party manual for Commodore.
  • “Amiga Logo User Guide”  Edited and revised this programming language manual.
  • “Amiga System Software Manual” Assisted with editing, AREXX chapter, screenshots for Amiga Workbench OS manual.
  • “AS225 TCP/IP User Guide”  Edited software manual for Amiga networking applications.
  • “Amiga Clips Volume 2.” Writing and layout for this clipart guide.
  • “Amiga 1084S Monitor User Manual”
  • “A2620 User Guide”

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