When I am in the United
States, I'm available to write, edit, teach, and translate. My work as
a tour guide pulls me away on a couple of one- to two-month trips each
year. Whether I am here or there, I check my e-mail daily and do my best
to respond quickly.
You can hire me for the following services:
For more information,
please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Writing and Editing
Brilliant ideas lose
their shimmer when they're expressed with dull or awkward writing. Words
need to glow in order to make a point effectively. Whether you need tight,
concise editing, playful humor, or a speech that will keep your audience
awake and entertained, I can bring a solid voice to your writing and make
it sparkle. You'll say more with fewer words and express yourself more
My credentials include:
||BA in Journalism
from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Graduated with distinction
in 1991. Nominated for the university's Journalist of the Year Award.
website editor for Rick Steves
Europe. Contributed articles and research to the best-selling
travel books, "Europe Through the Back Door," "Rick
Steves' Best of Scandinavia," and "Mona Winks."
reporter for the Wisconsin State Journal in Madison, Wisconsin.
news reporter and/or anchor for WTDY NewsTalk 1480, WMGN Magic 98,
WORT, and the Ideas Network of Wisconsin Public Radio (all based in
for NewsCurrents / Knowledge Unlimited in Madison, Wisconsin.
published in Trips, Big
World, Transitions Abroad,
and in translation in the book "Minorias Etnicas" (published
by Integrál Magazine in Barcelona).
In his book, "How
to Write with the Skill of a Master and the Genius of a Child," Marshall
Through to Higher Levels
I've been working with an extraordinary student named Dave Fox for
almost two years now. Our relationship began when Dave took my newswriting
and reporting lab. He told me about a book he wanted to write, based
on a journal he kept while traveling in Europe....
After a gap of several weeks, I found a tall stack of computer printout
pages in my mailbox and settled down for more chapters in Dave's
saga. I began turning the pages with rising excitement, scribbling
comments like "Yes!" and "Wow!" in the margins.
Dave's writing had always been good insightful, caustic,
wholly original. But this new stuff was intense, full of more emotion,
more honest self-revelation than anything previous. I've never before
been privileged to witness such a leap. A good writer had broken
through to a higher level."
Writer's Digest Books, 1992, pp. 104-105.)
For samples of my writing,
please take a look at Dave's Words.
is painful for a lot of people. But great writing has little to do with
talent. It's a skill anyone can learn. I offer one-on-one coaching and critiquing.
You'll write more effectively... and even enjoy it! Become a better self-editor,
create crisp prose without a lot of flab, and breathe life into your ideas.
Classes and Lectures
available to speak on a variety of topics related to writing and international
travel. Drawing on my experience as an editor and international nomad, I
teach skills classes and offer anecdotal talks and slide shows.
Here are a few of the classes I offer
in Our Changing World
Scandinavia: A slideshow journey through Europe's Nordic countries
||Pack and Prepare
for a Month Abroad
Effortlessly While You Travel
||Writing the Inner
Journey: Self-discovery through travel writing and journaling
Say more with fewer words.
You are also welcome
to suggest other topics. For
more information, please visit my Classes
native English speaker who has studied linguistics at the University of
Oslo. I offer written translation from Norwegian into English, and have
translated documents that date as far back as the 1600s.
My previous clients have included:
|| Vesterheim Genealogical
Society, North America's largest Norwegian genealogy organization
Academy of Languages
For more information on any of these services, please e-mail