I solve problems with words.

I’ve made a living for almost 20 years as a professional communicator, working as a writer, editor, consultant, communications director and agency vice president. I’ve provided ideas, services and words — lots of words — to many organizations, from tiny nonprofits to Fortune 50 corporations.

Now I run Tzk Communications, a consultancy focused on copywriting and content marketing. I help businesses and other organizations communicate more effectively.

I bring considerable experience, and a wide variety of experiences, to your problems. As a journalist I covered everything from Supreme Court decisions to corporate mergers. And that was just the beginning. In the last 20 years I’ve also:

  • Reinvented a newspaper business section
  • Edited and coached writers
  • Created and launched a magazine
  • Led efforts to redesign websites and redefine brands
  • Conceived and implemented public relations and marketing campaigns
  • Managed teams
  • Organized events and conferences
  • Taught students about public relations and marketing
  • Taught executives about social media
  • Earned clients coverage in the national media
  • Kept my clients out of the media
  • Advised CEOs faced with litigation, fatal accidents, bankruptcy threats and the like
  • And much more

Along the way I also earned an MBA, managed the IT infrastructure for a company and implemented a firm-wide project management system, and taught strategic communications at Elon University.

Industry experience

I’ve worked with and covered many organizations in many industries, giving me a variety of experiences to draw on. I’m also accustomed to quickly learning how individual businesses operate and understanding the dynamics of their industries. Here are some of the sectors I have experience with:

  • Advertising
  • Commercial real estate
  • Economic development
  • Financial services
  • Health care
  • Higher education
  • Investing
  • Law
  • Local and state government
  • Nonprofits
  • Media
  • Public relations
  • Technology
  • Telecommunications

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