PORTFOLIO

WRITING, EDITING, STRATEGY

RECENT SUCCESSFUL PROJECTS INCLUDE

  • A proposal by an accounting firm for a large government SBA contract;
  • A re-accreditation report and quality enhancement plan for a university;
  • A re-branding strategy for a non-profit organization.

SAMPLE PUBLISHED WRITING

Column

Poetry

Scholarship

Sample Blog Writing

SAMPLE EDITED TITLES

Fiction: Alfonso, Fat Tam, Dance of the Paper Lanterns, The Tin Alamo.

 

Self-Help: Chasing the Artificial Rainbow and Intrigue Theory: Love Dynamics.

 

History: Celebrations in New Haven: 375 Years of Elm City History and The Legacy of Women Yiddish Writers.

 

Textbooks: Homeschooling: Critical Thinking, Reading, Writing, Math, and Other Challenges and Human Rights, Human Value: Volume I, A Semi-quantitative Model and Methodology.

 

Academic: Contesting Nietszche and Hume and Hutton: The Intersection that Inaugurated Modern Science and Detached Religion.

 

Memoir: Shakespeare Just for Fun: Some Old-Timers Revisit the Bard.

 

Theses and Dissertations: Dynamic Mediated Interaction: An Approach To Study The Role Of Media Use In Team Interaction, Healing the Effects of Medical Errors: A Vision of Justice as Wholeness, Burton and Orientalism, Analysis Of The Marketing Efficacy of the Arts: The LG Group, A Study of the Relationship between Teacher Use of Benchmark Assessment Data and Student Math Grades, and Reconfiguring the Narrative of Subject Formation in Postwar Korean Fiction.

GAME DESIGN

Gaming principles combined with iconic elements help increase engagement while strengthening writing, principles that can be used in workplace and professional writing as well.

TRAINING

Customized sessions for your needs: your organization's challenges and concerns can be targeted and addressed directly through interactive practice (rather than listening passively), concrete solutions, and a dignified focus that encourages respect. Workshop clients have included TransCore, Minor League Baseball, and Hillsborough Area Regional Transit.

POSSIBLE WORKSHOP TOPICS

  • Improve email and letter correspondence, and avoid time waste.
  • Improve report or proposal writing.
  • Improve use of productivity software.
  • Improve focus and commitment in company tasks.
  • Build power in business writing or speaking.
  • Avoid or mitigate conflict through effective writing.
  • Build employee character through effective apologies.

SAMPLE PAST PRESENTATIONS AND WORKSHOPS

Business Presentations:

  • “Myths about the Millennials: What Really Is Needed in the Workplace?”
  • “Honor, Reputation, and Profit in the Workplace”

 

Teacher Workshops:

  • “Reduce Your Workload and Increase Your Effectiveness: A Positive Solution for Plagiarism”
  • “Leading Your Students toward Excellence: Advanced Strategies”

 

Student and Community Workshops:

  • “Honor and Reputation in the Workplace: How to Protect and Build Your Career in the 21st Century”
  • “The Five Secret Strategies for Succeeding in Your First College Semester”

STRATEGY

BOOK OUT FOR REVIEW

The Honorable Professional

Communication Lessons

from the Strategic Martial Arts

Jeff Karon, Ph.D.

“In using the eyes, do so in a large and encompassing way. There is observation and there is seeing. The eye of observation is strong. The eye of seeing is weak. To see the faraway as nearby, and the nearby as faraway is essential to the martial arts.”

—Miyamoto Musashi, The Book of Five Rings

 

TACTICS AND TECHNIQUES

Strategy always involves goals at varying levels. Tactics are maneuvers, techniques, or actions that we learn through repetition and practice—they are employed as part of our strategies. Though the term tactic will not be employed much in this manual, you should be aware of the distinction. When you speak to people with military training or experience, they will appreciate your use of such terms.

Think of techniques as tactics: effective actions that we learn so that we can respond to situations with strength. Technique and style are closely related.

 

ADAPTING

Adapting successfully requires a balance of confidence and humility. If adapting requires that we sacrifice integrity as professionals, then we may not be able to adapt. Be prepared to confront this difficult choice during your career

Humility may be nothing more than admitting that sometimes you will not prevail. Such an attitude is essential for adapting to circumstances.

 

LEADERS

Everyone who is committed to getting stronger can lead in some way.

There are many books on leadership currently on the market. But leadership is not so complicated (leadership may be difficult, however). It is a matter of surging ahead of others in some respect. Leading may require fighting, for example, for ideas and projects. But it also may be a matter of not fighting while others insist on conflict.

How to Send a CABA Group Email

An example of applying game design and instructional design to an online course