A Writer who’s “Smarter than the average bear”

As a contract resource or employee, on a scale between superb Matt Damon in “The Martian” and Yogi, the picnic basket-snatching Bear, I can follow directions from afar or produce original takes on content across a wide professional spectrum. I’m confident a variety of career projects puts me ahead of that one-trick “smarter than the average bear.”

My RESPONDER-1 material, specifically focused on a firefighters niche as a real estate broker, or compiling multi-department contributions into reports is at the core of  editorial best practices, which has always meant providing information worth knowing, considering, and using.

Interviewing is a baseline strength – what would a sports writer be without good quotes? – and “research” covers a lot of territory, but writing for the market and speed in becoming a subject matter specialist is essential for consultants, journalists, and long-form informational bloggers.

The Q&A process with consulting and interviews is about communications, never just interrogation. Determining the factors that are most important to clients, and what is essential to convey in content creation is a well-honed skill from over thirty years of editorial and sales related expertise.

Corporate newsletters to politics, business and sports features (50+ credits for Panthers FanSided site in 2018), CBD oil (manufacturer was *big* on SEO), senior healthcare, recruiting, and real estate are all in my bailiwick.

Knowing how to “dig” in client interview situations is mandatory for material research, a skill sharpened often in sales presentations.

Thought Leadership” – 1,200 words enough? 3,000 words about recycling and U.S. – world garbage challenges with lots of links? Done it (no tee-shirt).

Producing corporate Ordering and Return Procedures for an industrial laundry machinery operation (in a nifty 895 words) and distilling a 1,325 user mailing list from an 18,000 machine database and distributing it, that’s “value added.”

Editing group essays of 130 rising juniors (HOBY Ambassadors) into chapters for a read-along book project that highlighted qualities like confidence, loyalty, cooperation, and being trustworthy for a youth leadership organization, translates well in management reporting.

Motivational speaking skills being a confident, well-used asset are a point of pride, whether conveying operational steps at scholastic (fundraising), HOBY or CIS (Communities in Schools) youth leadership, or professional levels .

SEO and Tech Writing

There’s a real difference in needing-to-be-done-a-certain-way design for multiple operational layers, starting from scratch tech writing and compilation and interpretation of content, then presenting it with specified formats and “editorial values.” While CDTalent Enterprises https://cdtalententerprises.com/a-writer-whos-smarter-than-average-bear/ has produced in a variety of situations that create editorial depth, I’m much more the latter.

Good opportunity taken, enjoyed

This is an upgraded kronut by Sugarrmann, with an extra blob of flavorful lemon under the glazing, after I reviewed a previous version’s tastefulness. Super little crunch of layers for it being a cake donut, and give it an A-1 on the sugary-cinnamon overload.

Ugh! Reality of Panthers 2021 prediction couldn’t have been further from truth


A second 5 win season in 2021 – with McCaffrey on the shelf and QB Sam Darnold under-performing – makes 2022 a legitimate make-break year for Coach Rhule and Mr. Tepper’s #1 football team. Baker Mayfield will bring Attitude, Ikem Ekwonu is the stud OLT that solidifies a new O-line, Panthers #2 defense (305 yds/game) won’t give up cheap scores (23.8 ppg, 23rd in league). CMC tears the league a new one, playing with a 2×4 sized chip on his shoulder. Rhule gets to keep his job if they win 9 games.

8/11/22 – My 38 years of sportswriting expertise speaks!

As the Panthers leave Spartanburg training camp, how’s this stack up with your assessment Charlotte?

Glenn Shorkey – Creative eDitorial Talent Enterprises 
(704) 502-9947

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