"Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing." -- Benjamin Franklin
Steve Freeman is a communications professional with experience in writing, editing, publication production, media relations, event planning, and website creation and management. He is equally skilled at working on internal teams as he is working as a contract employee or freelancer.
In a career showing great flexibility, Steve has produced PR work for industries and professions including high tech, health care, travel, architecture, engineering, and construction, as well as the fields of education and entertainment and the association and non-profit sector. His clients/employers have included:
With his start as a journalist, Steve worked in the print news media for 10 years prior to a switch to communications and PR. During that time, he wrote and edited for mid- to large-sized daily newspapers and trade journals in Texas and Illinois. More recently, he has garnered media coverage for his clients in numerous media outlets thanks to his news media acumen. For six years, he served on the editorial team to produce Columns, a quarterly architectural magazine for the Dallas chapter of the AIA.
Equally adept at theory and application, Steve co-authored a PR manual for the International Association of Business Communicators titled Vital Connections: Building Relationships with Key Stakeholders (2007). He has also co-authored three teachers’ manuals and has served as adjunct professor of journalism and communications for American Public University and Ashford University for several years.
Steve holds a master’s degree in communications management from Syracuse University and a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Howard Payne University. Among his awards is a first-place Illinois Associated Press award.
awards & achievements
“Writing plays an important role in the life of any organization. …The most important projects, decisions, and ideas end up in writing. Writing also provides analysis, justification, documentation, and analytic discipline.” -- James O'Rourke, "Management Communication: A Case-Analysis Approach"