Writing Skill: an Overview


Writing represents a central organizing skill in all of Jim Alexander’s work. Assembling information, asking questions, pursuing logic, organizing cogent presentation, considering the audience — these find their way into articles, memos, PowerPoint presentations and web sites. Links to some some writing samples are below.

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Jim has done extensive research and writing, often focused on American railroad history. A number of articles have been published.

Human Interest

Jim has authored numerous articles reflecting his experiences and musings on family and life.


Jim has penned many editorials, newsletters, and other publications, aimed at the intended audience.


Richly illustrated presentations are a spinoff of Jim's research and writing. Historical and more!

Authoring Websites

Websites are more than technical setups. Jim has brought analysis and understanding of the medium to the task. It's all about defining the audience and your message, and organizing the content to achieve effective communication!

General Management

Jim has authored scores of reports and publications, many involving annual and multi-year budget plans, finance, general management, state and local government, and IT system management. Such experience strengthens any project!

“A blank piece of paper in a typewriter is the loneliest place in the world.”
                — author Wilbur Smith
“A blank screen is equally ‘lonely,’ and is also a battleground for space, content, and technical considerations.”
                 — Jim Alexander

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