Press releases, copy for brochures and other marketing materials, SEO and web page content, newsletter articles, customer case studies/success stories and white papers. Also a proficient editor.
Gary enjoys helping his freelance writing clients connect with their target audiences. Outside his freelance writing career, he provides administrative support services for a local economic development agency and sings the praises of his community in a blog called Champaign Uncorked!
When not writing, Gary enjoys music and outdoor fitness activities, particularly running and bicycling. He volunteers through his church, the local chamber of commerce and visitors bureau and with the local rails to trails organization that develops and maintains bike trails.
At Franklin College, Gary's concentration of study was in print journalism. While in college, he worked on the school newspaper, serving as reporter, copy editor and features editor, and had internships at two daily newspapers.
For 15 years Gary served as community relations coordinator for a health care system. In this role, he wrote health-related articles for internal and external hospital publications.
Now as a freelance copywriter, Gary continues to write health-related articles for hospitals and writes SEO content for a wide variety of companies, including a health care system.
A substantial part of Gary's freelance writing career involves writing SEO and web page content for a wide range of industrial companies. These companies have represented the plastics, motor controls, materials testing, electronics enclosure, embedded computing and overhead lifting equipment industries, among others. For much of this he has worked as a subcontractor for a marketing firm.
Gary served as agriculture editor for a daily newspaper and wrote agricultural features for the paper. One of these, on cloning cows, won a first place award in feature writing from the Ohio Associated Press.
Now, as a freelance writer, one of his regular clients is a world renowned dairy production expert, for whom Gary has edited books and columns, as well as written articles and scripts.
As the community relations coordinator for a health care system, Gary wrote press releases, brochures and feature articles for hospital publications on new medical technology, surgical techniques, health conditions and preventive health practices. While with the health care system, he earned awards of excellence in health care marketing from the Aster Awards program and the Society for Healthcare Strategy and Market Development. He was with the health system for 15 years before beginning a freelance writing career, which has included work for hospitals.
While working in the public relations and marketing department of a health care system, Gary wrote a wide variety of press releases and publication articles on medical technology, health conditions, and health, wellness and fitness. In his freelance writing career he continues to enjoy writing on health care, health and fitness topics. And he has a personal interest in fitness as a recreational runner who enters 5Ks and half marathons.
Gary has written press releases for numerous organizations, including health care providers, a university, manufacturers, small businesses, nonprofit organizations and government agencies.
Gary has written content for a wide range of newsletters, for hospitals, other health care providers, an in-home senior care company, a garden center and government agencies.
His background in journalism has prepared him to research and write on about any topic.
Gary has written brochures for a variety of client types: hospitals, home care providers, accounting firms, and nonprofit organizations.
Gary has written a wide variety of blog post assignments for Writer Access clients and has launched his own blog, Champaign Uncorked!. Gary is comfortable writing in the conversational tone of the blog. In his blog, Gary celebrates and features the community he lives in -- including the businesses, events, people and other items of note.
In his freelance writing career Gary has written white papers on a variety of technical topics and products such as electronics enclosures, an asphalt rejuvenator, air-operated diaphragm pumps, abrasive waterjet cutting in toolmaking, and a modular disaster and emergency response system.