Editing & writing

I have 10 plus years of experience doing both of these things as a journalist, then several more working as a communications professional in government. From articles and press releases to engineering documentation, I have written or edited it all. I have more than 20 years of experience editing and writing using both AP Style and Chicago Manual of Style approaches.


I was also a Lifestyle Editor for the Daily World and Northwest Guardian newspapers, meaning I planned, edited and designed that section of the newspaper several times a week.

Most recently, I was on the editing team for the Washington State Department of Transportation, editing press releases for travelers.


Please click on a link or image below to open a full-size version of an article from my time as a journalist.

Northwest Guardian

The archive system for this publication is now gone, but thankfully some of my stories were shared by the Army or Air Force on various websites:

The Daily World
CanningStorySmall     Hagethorn small     Peter Benjamin

Department of Defense

Bellingham Neighborhood Blog