I’ve worked with words professionally since 1998. That’s a lot of years spent honing my skills to get to this point where I’m able to carefully craft just the right message, in just the right way, that best suits the client or publication and especially its audience.
Some of the writing services I provide:
- Content marketing writing and strategy
- White papers
- Feature articles
- News articles
- Trade publication articles
- Press releases
- Special reports
My books Mauna Kea: A Guide to Hawaii’s Sacred Mountain (co-written) and Exploring Historic Hilo are published by Watermark Publishing. I’ve also written, edited and published memoirs and personal histories for clients.
My background includes a degree in journalism as well as a master’s degree in anthropology (with a focus on Hawaiian and Pacific cultural anthropology). My writing has won first place in the Hawai‘i Visitor and Convention Bureau’s “Keep It Hawai‘i” award (print media division) as well as an “Excellence in Journalism” award for feature writing/long form from the Society of Professional Journalists.
I’m a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors — the only member living on the flanks of the volcano Mauna Kea. I’m also a member of the Editorial Freelancers Association and the American Society of Business Publication Editors.