I’ve worked for newspapers, wire services, ad agencies, PR shops, big corporations, politicians, colleges and all kinds of businesses, large and small.
I’ve written feature stories, obituaries and travel pieces. Speeches, ad copy and press releases. Articles for trade journals, newsletters and motorcycle magazines. I’ve photographed everything from wood furnaces to candles to dog shows to birds (actually, lots and LOTS of birds).
Recently, a prospective client said she would like to see my portfolio, and I was somewhat startled to realize that I had never put one together. I’ve had a website for many years that focuses on my public relations business; but a portfolio that actually showcases my writing and my photos? For some reason, I simply never thought of it.
So I’ve spent some time scouring the Internet, looking through my computer files and paging through my dusty old filing cabinets in search of examples of my work. It’s been fun, and I’ve found quite a few examples that I don’t mind sharing (And a few things I would NEVER share in a million years. But that’s another story).
I decided the best way to showcase all this material was on a blog, where I can mix up words and pictures and post things as I find them. Since this is a blog, and newer stuff ends up on top of the pile, you may want to scroll all the way down to the bottom and then work your way back to the top. But it really doesn’t matter; it’s all going to be a bit of a jumble anyway.
Thanks for visiting. If there is something you see here that sparks some sort of reaction in you, I’d love to hear it.
There’s one thing that you might find a little confusing. Most people know me as Bill, but my real first name is Arthur, and as a journalist I always wrote under my real name – Arthur Frederick. So if you see a story that is topped by a byline that says “By ARTHUR FREDERICK”, that’s why.