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Writing and media training services for businesses,
nonprofits and government agencies


Dave's writing training and media relations training clients have been many and varied -- military, nonprofits, federal agencies, embassies, Third World maritime and drug interdiction officers, and the private sector -- from manufacturers to utilities to consulting firms. Evaluations at the end of each and every session have been uniformly positive, including a standing ovation from a group of Small Business Administration employees. Time and again, clients get the point: You can't manage the workplace, make realistic public policy and attract and keep new customers if you don't practice effective communication.

The same goes for freelance writing and freelance editing. Dave's book editing has helped uncertain writers turn out compelling books on golf, insurance loss control and an FBI agent who teamed with a courageous Native American police chief working undercover to foil a massive tobacco-smuggling ring.

Writing and Presentation Training Clients:

  • U.S. Small Business Administration
  • CEO, large VA Medical Center in the Midwest  
  • SEALs at the Naval Special Weapons Development Group, Virginia Beach, Va.
  • American Institute for Creative Education (helping teachers plan writing instruction)
  • Insurer's Loss Control Institute
  • USDA Graduate School (writing classes for employees of federal agencies)
  • Senior federal executives at Western Management Development Center, federal Office of Personnel Management, Denver
  • Naval Underwater Warfare Center, Newport, R.I.
  • United Communications Group, newsletter publisher in Rockville, Md.
  • Maine Boatbuilders Alliance
  • National Nuclear Security Administration

Deliver an effective message

Media Relations Training Clients:

  • CEO, large VA Medical Center in the Midwest  
  • Department of Homeland Security
  • American Red Cross
  • Botswana Embassy in Washington
  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.
  • Senior federal executives at Western Management Development Center, federal Office of Personnel Management, Denver
  • Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
  • Washington Gas (a utility)
  • U.S. Coast Guard (as part of a course for international maritime officers hosted by the Coast Guard)
  • GEO Specialty Chemicals, Deer Park, Texas (crisis communications)
  • Sullivan, Cotter and Associates, national compensation and benefits firm
  • International Center for Research on Women
  • Nancy Marshall Communications, a Maine-based public relations firm
  • Politically Active Physicians Association
  • National Association of Counties
  • U.S. Civilian Research and Development Foundation
  • National Security Association
  • American Wind Energy Association
  • Portland (Maine) Water District