I'm Rob, an writer-for-hire specializing in web content for startups. I write site copy, blog posts, email newsletters, ebooks, and press releases. I also ghostwrite ebooks and edit content for other writers.
I spent the first years of my adult life in the U.S. Navy, and the next decade in sales. In 2011, I decided to combine the things I love — writing, technology, and the psychology of sales — into a freelance writing career. My free time is currently spent working on my first collection of short stories and a book of essays taken from and inspired by the essays on this site. I also run Sssimpli and write some fiction over here.
But that's what I do. Who I am is more complicated, but I'd put it this way: I live for the smile of my daughter, for the thrill of acting onstage for the local theater community, for the stories that comprise our brief time on Earth, for great conversation with friends. My interests are wide and sometimes weird: literature, technology, philosophy, design, psychology, some things that span all of the above, some things that span none.
I love silence, coffee, and great books. I hate small talk, despair, and game shows. I believe that we all have a duty to be a better person than we were yesterday, and I believe that laughter is the most fundamental element of life.
If you're still reading this, you're either thinking of hiring me or getting in touch on Twitter. I highly recommend both.