Martin Z. has been a professional writer since 1983. His forte is his versatility. He's written News, Business, Sports, Health, Lifestyle, Education, Features and Technology articles for "The Chicago Tribune," "USA Today," "Sports Illustrated," "Wealth Building," "The Huffington Post," numerous other newspapers and magazines, and several Fortune 500 companies.
Martin has interviewed innumerable prominent and successful politicians, business executives and athletes, but he is proudest of his articles on ordinary people who have done extraordinary things. His writing skills were so strong that his features were integral in the Associated Press Sports Editors naming one of his clients one of the top 10 sports sections in the United States.
Altogether, Martin has had several thousand articles published. He has also been the editor of a statewide Jewish newspaper, local community newspapers, and a national entrepreneurial magazine. His writing and editing experiences have led to him being elected to leadership positions in writing organizations such as the Society of Professional Journalists.
Martin's philosophy is to write articles that are germane to readers. He did not sit at City Council meetings and write stale articles about what government officials were doing. Instead, he phoned people throughout the community so he could learn about what was happening behind the scenes. Then, he wrote articles on, for example, what business executives were planning to build so the readers could learn about these developments before government officials approved them.
In recent years, Martin has made the adjustment to the world of online writing. That has meant writing articles for companies that score articles. His scores are very high. These experiences have made him highly skilled in SEO.
Martin also gives back to the community. He has taught writing classes at colleges, helped high school students produce newspapers, earned national awards for teaching illiterates to read, directed writers' programs, helped Little Brothers as a Big Brother, helped businesses with their marketing efforts, served on the Youth Commission of a large village, and participated in numerous charitable activities.