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A former journalist and corporate/nonprofit marketer, author Ed Swartley now consults on writing, editing and publishing projects worldwide.


Background Information

Effective writing isn't limited to volumes of Shakespeare or Dickens.  Great writing is found in the pages of Dr. Seuss, in TV & movie scripts and on roadside billboards.  The Lord's Prayer may be the finest 70 words ever crafted ... even if you're not a Christian.

I sat down to create a “How to Write” guide with the conviction that I could help writers of fiction and nonfiction, as well as corporate communicators, journalists and pleasure-writers. I'm frustrated by the novice writer (and a legion of professional sportscasters) who can’t properly use an adverb, or fails to differentiate between “fewer than” and “less than.”  These are, at their core, simple matters to understand.

In When Did I Become the Oldest Person in the Room, I argue that writing is easy.  Excellent writing, though, is really tough; it is the end product of laborious RE-writing, editing, revising, reviewing and proofing ... then more rewriting and polishing.  Writing is easy – the rest of it, however, is damn hard!

I advocate breaking a few rules from time to time, but only if the writer understands the rule he's breaking.  In that way (and in so many more) writing is like life.  No, on second thought, writing is life.

Birth Place
Denver, CO USA
Accomplishments

Colorado Associated Press Public Service award.
Colorado and Colorado Springs Press Association Hard News and Public Service awards.
Editor of the Rocky Mountain Direct Marketing Association's Direct Line magazine

Contact Information
Fixer Publishing Company
23501 E Berry Avenue 
Aurora CO 80016-5850   USA
Contact Author: Ed Swartley
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Fixer Publishing Group
Clear, concise documents every time, by a professional writer / editor with more than 30 years of experience in daily-newspaper journalism, finance, education, public relations, marketing, speechwriting and blogging.

When Did I Become the Oldest Person in the Room?
A fun-to-read, anecdote-based guide anchored in the real world for writers in every field and at every level of experience. It provides a perfect a supplemental text for the high school and college clasroom ... and it makes a great gift!

Rocky Mountain Direct Marketing Association
Founded in 1980, the RMDMA today boasts a membership of 400+ professionals each providing an approach to finding the right marketing ideas and solutions. The RMDMA is made up of the best and the brightest from general advertising agencies, direct marketing agencies, printers, mailhouses, catalogers, retailers and the interactive world.




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