Damon specializes in articles, blogs, web content, copywriting, SEO, and creative writing. However, he enjoys a variety of compositional styles and tones and is always willing to try something new. When it's five o'clock somewhere, Damon tries to shift his focus to writing fiction.
Damon has traveled extensively throughout Europe and the Caribbean, and like a character in a Graham Greene novel he's always plotting ways to get his passport stamped in foreign lands. He enjoys the Arts and Leisure section of the Sunday paper, loves playing tennis, fishing, and bumming at the beach reading detective novels. Cooking is a serious passion.
Damon went to SUNY New Paltz for two years, then transferred to Bradford College to finish his degree in World Literature.
A passionate adventurer with a case of wanderlust, Damon specializes in travel writing. Most of his articles, blogs, and listicles are between 400-1500 words and focus on the sights, sounds, attractions, history, food, and culture of a particular country or city. Damon works to evoke a strong "sense of place" in his travel writing.
Why are there so few client requests for entertainment, music or film reviews? Whether it's an obscure 1960s French or Italian film, a 70s horror flick, a raunchy 80s teen comedy or just a riff on contemporary fads, trends and pop culture, Damon is open to writing any article or blog that revolves around culture and entertainment.
From real estate and green living to French architecture and antique furniture, Damon has written on diverse subjects in this category.
Damon has written:
1. Food articles/blogs about the types of cuisine found in particular countries and cities.
3. Articles about organic food, sustainability, the locavore movement and farm-to-table philosophy.
4. Food and culture: Damon writes a lot of travel articles, so food is an underlining theme/motif.
5. Restaurant reviews and city guides.
Damon's sports writing includes: Golfing and jigging in Sweden, cycling in Ecuador and Belgium, canoeing and birding in St. Augustine, skiing, surfing, cricket, short bios on baseball and soccer players, American vs. European sports and other general sports-themed pieces.
In 2011, Damon completed over 80 game descriptions for a client. And while these descriptions focused primarily on online games, Damon has a soft spot for the classic arcade wizardry of Pac-Man, Asteroids and Centipede.
Come on, admit it. It's a guilty pleasure. Who doesn't dream of writing for Vogue or Harper's Bazaar? Most of the fashion articles Damon has written have focused on upcoming seasonal trends, style and beauty tips, and product descriptions. He's also completed multiple pieces highlighting the technical and performance features of clothing associated with outdoor specialty retailers like Columbia, Salomon, and Marmot.
Damon has written articles about ways to improve/drive traffic to Web sites, grow start-ups and make money online. He's also written about social media, SEO practices and Cloud Computing, as well as lighter tech blogs on electronics and sci-fi gadgets like Halodesk.
Damon has written several "How TO" blogs in this category, as well as articles on eco-friendly hotels.
Transportation -it's the pistons and cogs of the travel industry: cruise lines, yachts, super-yachts, limos, car rentals, twin-engine Cessna's and luxury jets. Throw in a few rickshaws and Saigon motorbikes for good measure. Oh, and let's not forget that we're bipeds: Damon has also written articles about Walking Tours in the Cotswolds and Lakes District.
Damon spent a decade working in the health care industry (autism spectrum disorders) and finds the Ernest Hemingway adage "write what you know" to be useful when it comes to writing medical articles.
Damon is always quick to join a heated debate and wishes he had more opportunities to write political articles.
How many total blog posts has this author written for clients and content sites? It's hard to say. However, Damon knows he's written over 70 pieces for the WriterAccess blog.
An article has little in common with a blog post. At best, they're like distant cousins, but even that's pushing it. An article is well researched and formulated; it's persuasive and logical. A blog post, on the other hand, is casual, conversational, and laid-back. Damon understands the difference between content types and knows what it takes to meet the publishing needs of a client.