Based on his education, background, employment, entrepreneurial endeavors, life experiences and interests, Jim tends to focus on the following areas.
Journalism & Copy Editing
Travel Articles & Guides
Politics & Public Policy
Blog Posts (General Topics)
Real Estate & Homes
Health & Fitness
Product and Tool Reviews
Biographies & Autobiographies (Ghostwriting)
Jim has a great passion for learning. He spends his “down time” researching the salient issues of the day, from law and politics to arts and culture, reading classic novels and staying current with Hollywood and independent films. He also enjoys trout fishing, pro football and is an avid gardener.
Jim completed three majors and a minor as an undergraduate in pre-law. His undergraduate work in Political Science focused on constitutional law, FCC regulations, the American presidency and policy. The History of Philosophy major was dedicated to the in-depth study of world religions, existentialism and logic. His study of Aesthetics focused on visual art and the writing.
The Anchor (student newspaper) news/sportswriter
The Examined Life (college alternative paper) writer/editor
Shoreline (literary publication) contributor
Philosophy Club (president)
Political Science Club (president)
Chess Club (member)
His concentration was on the Modern American Novel and his master’s thesis was written on the relationship between Ernest Hemingway and ancient Greek philosophy.
Jim V has more than 25 years of experience and has written on topics ranging from Big Box zoning to congressional debates to the rise of ISIS.
His interest is the effect of changing public and foreign policy on everyday people's lives. He conducts independent, daily research and stays current on a wide range of issues.
His wealth of experience allows him to address pertinent topics in an engaging voice and he always meets a deadline!
Jim has an extensive background in the legal field and currently provides content for legal sites and blogs daily.
Jim was a pre-law student as an undergraduate, triple majoring in Political Science, Philosophy and Aesthetics. He also minored in English Lit and went on to earn a Master's Degree in English. As an undergraduate he excelled in coursework that included constitutional law, criminal law, business law, administrative law, civil liberties, U.C.C. regulations, contracts, philosophy of law, judicial process, among many others.
He supplemented his direct law studies with courses stressing philosophical reasoning, psychology and he successfully completed courses on Intermediate and Advanced Logic.
For extracurricular activities, Jim was a member of Student Government, President of the Political Science Club, President of the Philosophy Club, member of the Chess Club and Debate Team.
As a 20-plus-year newspaper veteran, Jim wrote hundreds of articles involving legal matters, including a variety civil and criminal litigation, bankruptcy and governmental process.
He produces content for legal and law firm websites on a daily basis, covering topics such as personal injury, family law, defendant rights, bankruptcy, trending legal topics and commentary on recent court decisions among others.
Jim was the editor of a weekly Real Estate publication for 5 years during his career in print media. He also has many years of hands-on experience in construction as a general contractor and carpenter.
Jim grew up in a construction family and has experience with commercial and residential building. He worked specifically as a carpenter, mason's apprentice, welder and later a contractor. He is familiar with building and fire codes, blueprints, tools and best practices involved in various trades.
Jim is an experienced traveler who road trips the East Coast, Appalachians and picturesque small towns. His specialty is learning and writing on the value of the local experience. This proves benficial for travelers interested in more than sightseeing and tourist attractions. Residents always know the best food, swimming, hiking and quirky things that make a place special. That's where Jim focuses his skills.
Jim leads an environmentally conscious lifestyle. He is an organic gardener, makes use of sustainable energy/practices and follows the ongoing development of green technologies.
Jim V was a champion bodybuilder and powerlifter in his younger days. He also worked as a fitness instructor, personal trainer and has coached hundreds of people to achieve success through diet and fitness programs.
Jim V is a freelance writer with more than 25 years experience as a reporter and editor in daily, weekly and alternative newspaper. His vast experience allows him to produce engaging and insightful articles with a voice tailored for any given audience.
Jim V has more than 25 years of experience and has written on topics ranging from Big Box zoning to congressional debates to the rise of ISIS. His wealth of experience allows him to address pertinent topics in an engaging voice and he always meets a deadline!