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.

Authoring Websites

Websites are more than just technical setups. Jim brings analysis and understanding of the medium to the task. It's all about determining your 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 computer management. Such experience can significantly benefit your project!


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


Jim has penned many editorials, newsletters, and other publications. Special effort is made to target the interests of the intended audience.

Human Interest

Jim has penned many articles reflecting his experiences and musings on family and life.


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

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

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