Contact me through email at Gary's Good Cause Communications
Gary's Good Cause Communications
I write and edit for good
Meeting your needs
I can help you and your organization by writing or editing materials like these:
In addition, I can train you and your staff on the principles of plain English, aka plain language, and consult with you and your staff on developing an editorial style manual. I also can take and edit high-quality photographs to meet your publication needs.
If you'd like me to do work for you, please send me an email message at Gary's Good Cause Communications. We can talk later when needed.
As we discuss your writing or editing needs and project, I'll be asking questions like these:
Of course, we'll also talk about your deadlines, my rates and schedule, and other contract necessities. And I'll advise you about how I can best provide you with materials that meet your needs. Please see the section below about my clear, concise writing and editing.
I'll consider a discounted rate for nonprofit organizations with limited budgets.
A Suite of Samples
This Web page features several customer-information brochures for which I managed production, including writing and editing. They were used before and after the launch of a new type of bus service, called RapidRide, by King County Metro Transit.
I have written, edited and published materials like those listed above in a variety of positions for various organizations:
I have also been a journalism and business communications instructor at the college level and a writing trainer to employee groups.
I follow the principles of plain English (often called plain language because of its international use and value). It's an approach to writing that concentrates on the needs of readers while also meeting the needs of the writer and publisher. This clear-writing approach aids people who read at all levels of time, interest, education and literacy. It also benefits readers with limited English proficiency or learning disabilities.
I can provide half-day (or longer) training sessions to your staff in the principles and methods of plain English. And I can coach your staff in following this writing approach.
The basics of clear, concise writing -- using familiar words and simple sentences -- apply to all types of documents. Plain English improves the readability of letters and memos, reports and newsletters, brochures and presentations, instruction manuals and legal documents, and most other documents. The principles also apply directly to news releases and Web pages, and they aid translating English documents into other languages.
You can learn more about this approach at Garbl's Plain English Writing Guide.
My online resume contains more details about my professional objective, qualifications, experience, accomplishments, employment history, education, training and volunteer experience.
My website, Garbl's Writing Center, reflects my commitment to my growth, to clear, concise, and useful writing and to helping others improve their writing. It offers a free editorial style manual, annotated directory of writing websites, concise writing guides, and bookshelf of recommended writing references.
More about me and my mission to be a creative, compassionate communicator.
Thank you for your interest.
Gary B. Larson
Gary's Good Cause Communications (email)
Updated Dec. 5, 2012.