Originally posted by davidmann
OK I get it. A writer who writes for the mainstream, but hangs around with whackos for street cred. Got it.
Nope. You still don't "get it"...
I'm a marketing communications writer for the B2B Business Process Management industry, if you really need to know. And you do need to know, so
you'll rethink your unchecked speculation.
I write thought-leadership and marketing content for software companies, as well as for government agencies (yes, in Washington) who are trying to
bring their archaic legacy business processes into the 21st Century. We're trying to create a "paperless" environment in the great halls of
government, you see, and create transparency
through all levels of government.
My current job as marketing communications writer was precipitated by an act of Congress known as Sarbanes/Oxley
... You remember that one,
right? It was the act passed by Congress early in the GWB administration, in the wake of the Enron and other financial scandals.
So, I help companies and government agencies become COMPLIANT with the "Public Company Accounting Reform and Investor Protection Act," as it was
known in the Senate, and the "Corporate and Auditing Accountability and Responsibility Act," as it was known in the House. In the process, we
streamline their business processes, enabling them to increase their productivity, improve company morale, et cetera, ad nauseum.
I've written God only knows how much fluffy marketing content, as well as scores of case studies and whitepapers for companies (and governments)
around the world. My writing has twice won the WARIA Gold Award for Business Process Management Implementations in Pacific Rim corporations.
Beyond that, I write thought-leadership pieces for a number of university professors who must publish on a regular basis to maintain their stature
(and tenures) in the academic community.
Before any of this, I wrote and published political rhetoric, columns, speeches and propaganda for elected officials. Money talked, BS walked.
Before that, way back in the dim past, the early 1980s, I was an actual degreed Journalist, an investigative reporter. The money sucked, so I went
into marketing and political writing.
Now... I just wanted to share that with you and anyone else who's interested in order to clear the air
and clarify my writing credentials, as
well as explain, in some small way, my extraordinary knowledge of ALL KINDS of stuff. As a professional writer, I research and educate myself as I
go, and my success in the business is enough proof — to me, who is the only person who counts, anyway — that I do know
what I'm saying and
Let's see, what else? Ah, as for slumming
with the conspiracy theorists, I don't do so to give myself "street cred," as you so cynically
put it. I slum with the CTs because it's relaxing
for me, and I enjoy it.
I have enough "street cred" on my own, and a lot more than most members of ATS, I can tell you. So, chill.
— Doc Velocity
[edit on 7/30/2010 by Doc Velocity]