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Top-quality, affordable writing and editing services with a no-hassle, stress-free experience.

Copywriting: Fortified by 18 years of experience, I have written direct-mail packages in homebuilding, cooking, gardening, woodworking, fiber arts--even humor. Many have gone on to become controls. In addition, I have written space ads for dental clients, media kits and direct mail for the Robert E. Morris Company and prospect efforts for Archaeology Magazine.
All solid--all connecting with their audience.

Web Writing: I worked for four years as writer and editor on www.taunton.com, the online presence of a major special-interest publisher. I've written academic copy for Saint Joseph College, marketing websites for the Martino & Binzer Advertising Agency, Conoptics, biolitec and more. If you're looking for full-service web site development, my wife Cat and I can deliver. See www.badcatgraphics.com for details.

Book/Article Editing and CopyEditing: Full edit on books such as Charlie Self's The Apron Pocket Guide to Woodworking and Karen Eckmeier's Happy Village and others.

Sports Writing and Interviews: My column, 10th Inning Journal, appears on the WCSB NewsRadio 88 website, the home of the New York Yankees. I am a staff writer and columnist for www.nyyfans.com—voted #1 website for knowledgeable Yankee Fans by ESPN—and a baseball columnist for www.sportsfanmagazine.com. I've also interviewed players, announcers and writers, including Bill Walton, Charley Steiner and Bill "Spaceman" Lee.

Research: Adept at advanced research techniques for print and the web, I have prepared in-depth informational packages for ESPN on-line talents. I've written TV scripts for ESPN's Ringside Boxing Series, including the George Foreman Marathon Documentary with Bert Sugar. I've also written and researched major portions of the 2006 World Almanac of Records.


Reasons to Freelance

  • Reduce costs with "task-specific" help you need-- when you need it!
  • No salaries, benefits, vacation, or sick days to worry about.
  • Leave the writing to a pro, so that you can concentrate on your other work.

Reasons to Hire Me

  • I'm easy to work with and once I know what you're looking for, you can have a quick turnaround time. My swiftness does not diminish the quality of my work in any way.
  • You'll get great work at prices below the Ad or PR agency rates.

Do you need superb writing, editing, research, or interviewing?

Give me a call or drop me a line to discuss your next job.
I look forward to working with you!

Phil Allard



Here's what fellow professionals are saying:

"Phil captured the spirit of Saint Joseph College and infused everything he wrote with that sense of what makes us unique, what makes us relevant, and what makes us a worthwhile investment for prospective students and their families."
Christine Looby, Director, Saint Joseph College

"I'm the Creative Director at The Taunton Press. Phil worked for me as Promotion Manager of our in-house creative department for nine years. He made my job easier.
He has a way with words, whether he is crafting his own or editing someone else's."
- Susan Edelman, Creative Director, The Taunton Press

"Phil Allard has been my writer since we first met almost 20 years ago.
His copy is right on target... right on budget... and right on time."
- Joseph Kaknes,  Director, VIPFloridaMortgages

"Phil is the most decisive and prolific editor I have worked with in my 20 years as a designer. He is able to rewrite, cut and consistently improve copy under deadlines with the ease of a real professional."  
       - Wendy Bowes, Art Director, Maplegate Media

"Phil is one of my favorite additions to the writing staff I've ever had...he is one of the most entertaining and spot-on writers that I've seen."
- James Frasch, Founder and Owner, NYYFANS.COM

"Phil's work on my book was truly remarkable. His effort reflects an uncanny
dedication to quality. He made my book better."
        - Tracy Farrell, Author, Children of the Prophecy


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