(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). In addition to the equally frightening and exhilarating feeling of staring at the proverbial blank page and creating something I’m proud of, I enjoy working with people and 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.