Richard L. Servis Jr.
Technical Interpretive Writer
In my early years, I worked in several factories,
garages, and machine shops. As a result, my experience, ability, and knowledge are very diversified. Later, I worked in the
field of building and equipment maintenance for 16 years before becoming a freelance writer in 1987.
My intent at the
time was to find work writing electro-mechanical operator's manuals, and assembly instructions. (I felt I could do better
than what I had been forced to work with over the years). The most opportune work at the time was freelancing for a citrus
trade magazine, which became useful for two other agricultural magazines. It kept me busy for several years, until publishing
houses "reorganized", and used staff writers.
Since then, I have written for small local newspapers, and the St. Petersburg
Times. I'm currently working on a series of small booklets.
I can write effectively on numerous subjects, although
most of my clips are related to citrus. However, the citrus industry includes many relative topics, such as: Water conservation,
water and air pollution, pesticides, fertilizers, business, farm equipment, food processing machinery, and laboratory research.
There are also the subjects of OSHA regulations and the EPA.
My specialty is "downwriting" of technical material for
the general public to understand. Hence, "Technical Interpretive Writer." I also like to write about travel, health and fitness,
historical biographies, and numerous general interest subjects.
In addition to the subjects I have written about, there
are other areas of interest of which I've become very knowledgeable. My "archives" of information take up several file cabinets.
(If I found the right editor, I could write for the next five years without ever leaving my office). Leaving my office is
not a problem however, as I am always available for most assignments, especially in the West Central area of Florida.
am not strong on business and finance, the computer industry, medical practice, and solid state electronics.
parties, I have a sheet I call "Personal Subjects of Interest", which I feel qualified to write about.
which you may feel are not within my area of expertise, I invite you to peruse the fine "herd' of Professional Freelance Non-Fiction
Writers of the Pegasus Writers Stable. Think of them as your "stable" of writers. They do not miss deadlines, they will not
put your publication's name in jeopardy, and their word is as good as a contract.
Each writer is more than qualified
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