“I’ve seen a few career coaches and while they have helped some, none of them were as direct and empowering as you were in one hour. That means a lot and was really impactful.”— A workshop student
“I’m feeling very proud. Joel edits JTNews with great skill. Working with a single assistant editor and a hand-picked team of excellent freelance writers, he carefully balances content in a way that really engages our diverse community.”
— My previous supervisor
“I really appreciate that [Joel] listened to my goals for the team in advance of the course, reviewed our site and content, and created a session directly relevant to our skill gaps, and even highlighted our strengths! He created a collaborative atmosphere, which made the sometimes-daunting task of editing our own writing fun and interesting. I recommend working with Joel to take your team’s content (no matter what level you’re currently at) to a better skill level.”
— A consulting client
Here’s what I do…
Content Strategy and Editorial Development
I’ve spent more than a dozen years working as a content specialist, journalist, and editor.
That means I understand how to tell a story—and make it work.
If it has anything to do with presenting information, I’m your man.
Want to know nearly every single thing about me (or at least what you can fit on two sheets of 8-1/2 x 11)?
Download my resume here.
Product Design and User Experience
I’m a digital product designer and UX architect/researcher. When designing a digital product like a mobile app or website, I make sure that I use collected data and interviews with future users to make all of the buttons and interactions feel “like they’re supposed to.”
Want to see samples of my work? Press each logo to get more in-depth information about how I help all of my clients.
Mentoring and Teaching
When I learn stuff, I love to share what I know. That’s why I offer advice, mentorship, and my accumulated knowledge. Pretty much anything but teaching a man to fish. Because I don’t fish. But what have I done?
- I’m a professor. I teach Survey of Digital Communications at Wenatchee Valley College in Wenatchee, Washington. It’s entirely online, and includes recorded lectures, interviews with subject-matter experts, and group communications projects.
- I spent years mentoring interns at my own publication, helping to launch more than a few journalism careers.
- I’ve helped startups put together their pitches to obtain funding.
- I offer courses such as Stop Writing Crap, which helps people take better control of how they communicate, an Intro to WordPress course, and an Intro to Adobe InDesign, which allows anyone the opportunity to become an expert in laying out their own design collateral.