Chris Morton is a marcom/technical editor, author, proofreader, layout artist, and publisher who has been engaged in the general B2B/B2C, IT, infosec, and medical device realms for over 25 years.
Known for raising the bar, I'd like to help you turn your lead into gold.
Being a 5th-generation Scripps family member to publish in the US, ink runs in my blood. Knowing how to present it in a compelling way is intrinsic—whether on paper or in the cloud.
With more than 25 years' experience serving companies such as Hewlett-Packard and Microsoft to Medrobotics and MedQIA, I’ve dealt with requirements and issues enterprises like yours face every day. This equates to my likely having a unique perspective regarding your communications goals.
More importantly, I excel at anticipating the needs of your clients, prospects, and other readers by assessing your draft content through their eyes. As you may appreciate, retaining their interest gets increasingly difficult as attention spans continue to decline (now that of a goldfish – Time, 5/14/15).
As a value-add proposition, I'm often able to suggest process improvements that may result in cost reductions or gains in workflow efficiency.
Here are some of the hats I wear as I help boost your B2B/B2C messaging across many disciplines:
✓ substantive editor
✓ copy editor
✓ content creator
✓ technical writer
✓ user experience
✓ graphic artist
Drawing equally from the analytical and creative portions of my brain, I've long had a foot in both the technical and marketing worlds. I'm adept at wordsmithing corpo-jargon and technobabble into language everyone can quickly parse.
While editing their work, I also enjoy coaching aspiring writers regarding simple ways they might improve their craft (yes, writing is a craft).
I assist executives, project managers, product marketing managers, engineers, and subject matter experts in meeting tight deadlines.
And it's always a tight deadline, right?
For you and your organization I’m able to create, edit, lay out, and/or proofread all types of:
✓ documents and reports
✓ operation manuals,
user manuals, and IFUs
✓ case studies, ebooks,
and white papers
✓ CxO letters and articles
✓ book manuscripts
✓ PowerPoint slides
✓ marketing collateral
✓ web content
✓ video and call scripts
✓ award-winning layouts
✓ voiceover work
Targeted readership ranges from physicians to engineers, CTOs to CIOs, developers to operators, and end users across many B2B/B2C realms.
I strive to be a good steward of the English language while keeping an eye on changing trends. My style follows that of William Zinsser and the inimitable Sgt. Joe Friday—coupled with a bit of "Mad Man" David Ogilvy as appropriate.
And I'm a fan of linguist Steven Pinker—The Sense of Style author—who debunked many "rules" Miss Thistlebottom taught us in grade school (like starting a sentence with "And"). He cites the "curse of knowledge" as to why smart people write poorly.
In effect I become a trusted extension of your staff—without your organization dealing with another employee compensation package. That's but one reason why marketing author and infosec VP Tim Matthews chose me from over 65 EFA candidates in 2014 to assist Imperva's content creation team.