I’m a freelance writer based in St. Louis, Missouri. I tell stories that resonate. I’ve gotten to do a great deal of that in my area of expertise, the music instrument industry, where my writing has appeared in four B2B trade magazines, and I was editorial director of one of them.
Since launching my freelance services in 1999, my career has evolved. I’m the author of books and plays, which has made me a better writer in every way. I love taking on new assignments from pretty much anybody on everything.
(If you’re looking for my swingin’
jazz group, please go to the
The Kevin Mitchell 4 site!)
I’m as stunned as anyone that I’ve made a successful living as a freelance writer (and also a musician). I’m proud of my work. It’s good because I have a point of view and a sense of humor, and I have a knack for talking to people.
I listen. I ask the right questions. I make the right choices. I make every deadline. I know when and where to use humor, and not just for the sake of being a wise ass, but because in an article it makes the reader keep reading. In a marketing piece, it can make an emotional connection that allows the message to stick.
Beyond that, my experience as a playwright enables me to write in the voice of the subject, whether it’s a quote in an article, the most appealing and appropriate tone for your web page, or a speech at an industry awards dinner.
American journalist and New Yorker writer A. J. Liebling (1904–1963) said: “I can write better than anybody who can write faster, and I can write faster than anybody who can write better.”
That pretty much goes for me.