I am an award-winning writer, editor and historian based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I've worked at those endeavors and in non-profit management and development for 30 years. I am a dynamic grant proposal writer with a successful track record of raising substantial sums for my clients, and I have researched and written the histories of several organizations, including Ironworkers Local 8 and the Women's Coalition of Milwaukee.

I edited an inspiring collection of profiles and photos called A Celebration of Caregiving: Portraits & Stories, published by IndependenceFirst. In 1998, in conjunction with the Wisconsin Labor History Society, I wrote a book about women labor union pioneers in Wisconsin titled Like Our Sisters Before Us: Women of Wisconsin Labor.

I have won many awards for my writing, editorial work and research, most recently from the Milwaukee Press Club for my bi-weekly column in Wisconsin Gazette. At left you can find links to writing samples and my full biography. And I wouldn't be a writer without a blog! Be sure to check out my very own BlogJAM, for irreverent reveries on an array of current events and controversies.

I am available to consult with you, your business
or organization on any of these projects:

  • grant proposals (government or foundation)
  • corporate and organizational histories
  • annual reports
  • book projects
  • newsletter and web copy
  • press releases and media packets
  • conference summaries
  • business plans
  • editing and proofreading
  • humorous jingles for advertising or special events
  • speeches – for business, political or personal occasions
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