I am a 58 year old man of Italian descent. I was lucky in that I was able to enjoy two neighborhoods growing up: my parent's home in Bensonhurst Brooklyn, and my grandmother's building in historic Little Italy, on Mulberry Street.
I was always deeply attracted to language; using words to create impressions of what I saw and thought. I started writing Haiku poetry in the 6th grade, when I was 12.
I went to Nazareth H. S. in Brooklyn, and graduated New York University in 1978. My majors included modern literature, philosophy, and cinema studies.
I have been fortunate in that my writing abilities fall into many different categories, depending on the type of writing I am involved with. I have done a great deal of academic writing, focusing mainly on cinema but also on literature.
I have also done a great deal of creative writing, such as poetry, short stories, fiction, short plays, screenplays, and prose poems.
I began to freelance in my twenties, doing reviews of films or gallery shows; and eventually, over the past 25 years, I branched out into writing in many popular and academic categories, such as travel, politics, social events, music, food, wine, gender relations, popular science, and many other categories.
I have published widely both in print and on the web, as my C.V./Publishing History shows.
I think that a good freelance writer combines a keen ability to listen to a client's needs with a good handle on communicative, expressive language, guided by intelligent knowledge and understanding of a client's topic or subject.