The first and foremost reason to hire me is that I am a professional writer, having worked as an award-winning newspaper reporter and editor. That experience, of course, required me to meet daily deadlines on articles about topics that often I had only a few hours to research. I've also worked "on the other side," as a publicist for a major radio network, and I can write a killer press release. I also do screenwriting, and a feature-length screenplay of mine was named a semi-finalist in the prestigious Nicholl Fellowship screenwriting competition. Most recently, I've made my living as a TV/video producer, and am qualified to write on all manner of media issues. I also have a good grasp of scientific issues and current affairs.