“I’ve had the pleasure of being Dave’s colleague on a technical writing team for three years, and his work unquestionably raised the bar for me as a tech writer and editor. He’s the model of a technical writing professional: detail-oriented, thorough, and polished in his work, with a commitment to producing clear, plain-language prose even for complex technical ideas. His versatility as a writer made him the go-to person on our project for work as diverse as proposals, cyclical reports, training lesson plans, and newsletter articles, and his expertise was valued at every step of the document creation process from draft to copyedit to layout and publishing. He has a solid big-picture grasp of project management and workflow principles as well, and knows how to use that knowledge to inform his work while including only what’s useful to a document’s specific audience. In addition to all that, he’s also a joy to work with – he approaches everything with an enthusiastic, collaborative spirit and leaves his ego at the door, and he maintains a positive, good-humored attitude even under pressure. Dave would be an indispensable asset to any writing or editorial team, not only because he’s so very good at what he does, but also because he makes everyone around him better as well.”