Seeking an expert writer, researcher or editor for your important publication or project? I delight in bringing my clients 25 years of experience, a tight focus and an enthusiastic approach. I have gained expert-level experience in writing about business, energy, health care, law, personalities and technology.
From front-page news stories to book reviews, heavily footnoted legal analysis to breezy personality profiles, one-paragraph stories to data analyses to biographies, I've worked hard to bring clarity, precision, punch and sometimes humor to my writing. I see myself as a professional explainer, fighting the twin evils besetting readers today: BS and needless complexity.
Note the needless: everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler, as Einstein said. Some topics are unavoidably complex, and I excel in explaining them using metaphor and precise language.
I'm a quick study in unfamiliar subjects. I'm good at zooming in on details, then pulling back to give context, and repeating the process to keep readers oriented throughout.
I've done award-winning work as a writer and have also worked as an editor for both a daily newspaper and a daily newsletter. I've written two books and a commercially successful software program. I've spearheaded special projects from conception to execution.
Deadlines are no problem -- I can work extremely rapidly. I can also pace myself and structure my time to fit with your production schedule. I'm a self-starter, a persistent reporter who doesn't take no for an answer, a strict grammarian and a lover of language used well.
How can I best help you? Please contact me at 360-949- 3234 (US Pacific Time) or DanielARichman@gmail.com
Praise for my work*
I recommend Dan highly for his abilities as a journalist, writer and editor; for his attention to detail and diligent pursuit of facts; and for his rare ability to grasp deeply technical topics and explain them to a wide range of audiences. -- Todd Bishop, editor, GeekWire (2/2017)
Just wanted to say thank you for your excellent reporting on the Wonn Road issue. You report the facts, fairly note the issues for both sides, and do it all with very clear writing. I appreciate your reporting expertise. When I see something written by you, I always make a point to read it, no matter the subject, because I know it will be accurate, presenting the facts/situation in an organized, articulate manner. You write well, and very carefully. Whidbey News- Times is lucky to have you. -- M.H., Oak Harbor, Wash.
Dan's ability to inject voice into a beat saturated in jargon and overly complicated technical terms underscores his depth of understanding of any topic he covers. The fact that he gets genuinely schoolboy excited about anything he covers makes him both pleasant to work with and a joy to read. --Zack Colman, a reporter I edited at Smart Grid Today
Dan is a versatile journalist who can and will jump into any of the team's coverage areas and quickly produce a thorough story at an appropriate length. --Lee Rosen, Assistant Managing Editor, Seattle Post-Intellligencer
Dan provided a steady stream of 500-1,700 words of copy every day. He maintained a strong front-page presence, with numerous enterprise stories and extremely reliable beat coverage. -- Sam Spencer, Publisher, Smart Grid Today and Restructuring Today
As an editor, he motivates writers to do the best job of which they are capable, perhaps even beyond what they might think possible. He is a reporter's dream editor. --Karen Queen, Freelance Journalist
Dan is one of the best reporters I've ever worked with, and I would strongly urge his hiring by any aggressive newspaper that wants its reporters to understand the nuts and bolts of what they are covering. --Evan Schuman, Editor, Communications Week
*Excerpted from letters of recommendation available upon request
Published in or by:
Chicago Computer Guide
City & State
Computer Buyer’s Guide and Handbook
Crain’s Chicago Business
DePaul Law Review
Open Systems Today
Patricia Seybold consultancy
River North News
South Whidbey Record
Technology Access Report