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Kenneth H

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Last Login 4/7/2016
Location Livonia, MI
Education Masters Degree
Status Inactive
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Summary of Experience
With over thirteen years as a transportation planner in the public sector, Ken has developed an expertise for writing with clarity and focus. He is often tasked to break down complex legislative processes so that they can be be easily understood by the public.

His work is dedicated towards drafting public documents, presentations, brochures and websites -- all which aim to educate local and state leaders, and most importantly, the motoring public, on the process of financing road construction. He finds that helping citizens understand exactly where their tax dollars are spent through his writing is a very rewarding endeavor.

Since his work will be distributed to the public, great care must be taken to ensure the work is factual, written in a general format that is easy to understand (e.g. bullet points and infographics).
Specialties
Ken specializes in analyzing bills that are drafted by the state and federal legislature. By pulling out key points, he can clearly articulate how the bill will affect the end user -- those using the transportation system. This skill also allows him to pull out technical information from a myriad of topics and communicate the facts with the reader, and oftentimes with a dose of humor when appropriate.
Interests
Ken derives many of his writing ideas while either running, or training for, half and full marathons. As an amateur photographer, he appreciates and remains very supportive of the local arts scene.
Education
Central Michigan University Public Administration, Master of Science (MSA)

Ken graduated with honors with a Master of Science from Central Michigan University in 2007. The intensive coursework gave him an in depth understanding of labor relations, the elements of management, developing public policy and communicating with the public.


Bowling Green State University Environmental Science, B.A.

Ken received his bachelor of arts in Environmental Science from Bowling Green State University, where he graduated Cum Laude. In addition to the environmental field, other course work consisted of literature, geography and cartography.


Association Memberships
US Army Warrant Officers Association The US Army Warrant Officers Association has worked within the Army to encourage the development of an evolving system of standardized professional development for Warrant Officers to complement their superior technical knowledge and skills with increasing levels of leadership development.

As a retired Warrant Officer, Ken brings the skills obtained as an expert technician to his civilian and writing career.

Projects by Industry
Government

Using his 20+ years of experience as a Petroleum Supply Technician in the US Army Reserve, Ken has developed a keen understanding of the logistical process of servicing the battlefield with fuel. During his last deployment to Afghanistan he was tasked with providing expert guidance to Generals in several areas of the country. He wrote about the challenges of providing fuel on the battlefield and was published in Army Sustainment Magazine.

A brief sample of that article is contained below.

Multimedia

In support of local arts in the Metro Detroit area, Ken has enjoyed covering local art and music venues for Real Detroit Weekly as a freelance writer and photographer. He has consistently provided reliable and and timely content, oftentimes under a very demanding press schedule. In his assignment for Real Detroit's "All Dolled Up" section on fashion, he would provide photos and a 500 word interview of people on the street who exhibited a unique fashion sense.

Transportation

Transportation planners in the public sector are required to know all facets of how roads are built and managed. With over thirteen years of experience, Ken has put his writing skills to good use when preparing background briefs that have ultimately been used by the state Governor. He is adept at writing press releases to help journalists prepare stories regarding the progress of large scale transportation construction projects, as well as promoting initiatives such as facilities for pedestrians and mass transit.

Projects by Asset Type
Technical Article

Ken has worked on many technical articles to keep transportation administrative officials informed about current events around the country. In this excerpt, he explains the concept of toll roads in California.

Projects by Writing Style
Authoritative

During his time as a Master of Science in Administration student, Ken was exposed to a significant amount of accounting work. This allowed him to delve into company financial records and analyze their annual corporate reports with greater understanding. In the following example for Medium.com, he investigated how much profit major retailers take in when gift cards go unused.

Journalistic

Ken also contributes freelance work for Contributoria.com. In a recent article he addressed the need for journalists to take all necessary precautions to protect themselves during times of civil unrest.

The copy below is a few paragraphs which describes an acoustic device used by law enforcement to disperse crowds, and provides tips on how to avoid inner ear damage.

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