John’s professional writing career started out more than 25 years ago in the financial services industry, writing marketing communications for an investment company based in Jerusalem. After a couple of years explaining price-to-earnings ratios and the Hang Seng index, he went on to write for a Texas-based computer company. He’d almost burned out on technical documents for OS/390, when he found himself abruptly working for a San Francisco-based software company. (He picked up a phone in Tel Aviv on Thursday and found himself on the Embarcadero on Tuesday.) Then the bubble burst, and he was downsized to a small Colorado-based company, followed by a tiny New York-based company.
Then he said, “What the heck,” and went on to the ultimate in downsizing when he decided to open his own writing business in both the US, Israel and Taiwan. The great thing about working from Jerusalem or Taipei? He’s completed a full day’s work by the time most of his clients stumble into the office.
Right now, he’s working out of his office in Tainan, which means that it’s a lot easier to see him in person if you’re in Taiwan. But, wherever he is in the world, he is always easy to reach:
John spent a lot of time, bouncing around Europe and Asia. Give him half a chance, and he’ll tell you all about it.
And an MBA? Oh yeah, he has one of those too. He keeps it next to the laundry detergent.
Now, if John can get back to writing in the first person, he’d appreciate it.