Besides chronicling the minutiae of everyday life, I actually have some worthwhile skills to offer the world. (Who knew?)

I have over 10 years of professional writing experience, with a focus in PR and marketing. My specialties are in editing, commercial copywriting, and ghostwriting. I would love the opportunity to speak with you about how I can help you with your particular writing needs. For more information, visit valthewriter.com.

Have a manuscript that needs some refining? Want to make sure your website’s text is SEO-optimized and error free? I can work with you to eliminate typos, tighten your prose, and make whatever it is you’re writing – email, book, resume, web text, etc. – the best it can be.

Do you have an idea for a nonfiction book/magazine article but just don’t have the time or writing skills to put it all together? As the ghostwriter of three nonfiction books, I can work with you to help you bring your project to fruition and advise you on the best ways to get it into readers’ hands. I can also serve as a ghostwriter for your company’s blog to make sure you have consistent, compelling content for your readers/clients.

It’s all about content today. When people come to your website, they not only want useful information, they want it in a way that’s clear and easy to understand. I can make sure your website’s content is clear, concise, and gets your message across in your unique voice.

Need a speaker for your next meeting or event? I can provide anywhere from 15-30 minutes on any of the following:

  • “College – How To Waste the Best Four Years of Your Life”
    (humor, life lessons for junior/senior high school and college freshmen)
  • “Fatherhood – Get Yourself An Inflatable Baby Sitter”
    (humor, life lessons for new dads/parents)
  • “A Career in Writing: You’re Sure You Wanna Do This?”
    (humor, life lessons for aspiring writers)
  • Self-Publishing Today: Making Sense of it All
  • The Writing/Editing Process
  • Twitter for Dummies
  • It Could Only Happen to Me
    (humorous and hard-to-believe stories from my life)
  • Local History – Beaver, Pa.
  • Local History – Bridgewater, Pa.

For more information, visit valthewriter.com.