My Services

Custom Content for Your Blog

Many small businesses start blogs. Unfortunately, after a few weeks or months, the owner loses interest and the blog lies dormant, gathering virtual dust. It’s not that blogging is difficult. But it requires time and effort that most business owners would rather devote to serving customers.

Yet blogging is an important tool for promoting a business. Unlike newer forms of social media, blogging draws potential customers to your website. A blog allows you go into depth on a subject and demonstrate your expertise in a way that simply is not possible in 140 characters or a “meme.”

I’ve been blogging professionally since 2000–before the term “blog” entered the popular lexicon. I’ve served a number of professional clients, ranging from nonprofit public policy groups to college football websites. I know how to write timely content that will make sure your blog and business website never goes stale.

How Blog Ghostwriting Works

Every business and blog setup is unique. There is no single, correct approach. I’ve had some clients who like to update their blogs 2 or 3 times per week, and others who only do so twice a month. The appropriate frequency depends on a number of factors, including the types of services you offer, how much “news” there is about your subject, and your budget for ghostwriting services.

Whatever your needs, I can work with you to develop a custom ghostwriting package.

As far as the actual blog posts go, you will retain full ownership and copyright of all accepted and paid-for work. Feel free to use your own name as author of posts. It won’t hurt my feelings, I’m a ghostwriter.

Full-Service Blog Support

Do you need help with more than just writing your blog? Fortunately, I know to setup and manage blogs as well. I know how to run blogs on the WordPress, Ghost, and Hugo platforms.

Sample Posts

Jury duty is a civic responsibility, but many people see it as an inconvenience. Even a simple civil case may require a juror to take several days off from work to sit in a courtroom and listen to the details of some car accident. But every lawsuit is a serious matter, at least to the litigants, and it deserves each juror’s attention and respect. One of the cardinal rules of jury duty is to never discuss a pending case with outsiders.

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According to the U.S. Copyright Office, “Copyright does not protect the mechanical or utilitarian aspects of works of craftsmanship.” Copyright therefore only applies to the artistic, rather than functional, aspects of a product’s design. The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently addressed this principle in a decision reinstating a copyright infringement lawsuit involving perhaps the most utilitarian of objects: a USB flash drive. Direct Technologies LLC, v. Electronic Arts, Inc.

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Computer code is a work of authorship subject to U.S. and international copyright laws. This is easy to forget in the open source community where software is freely licensed and re-distributed. But “license” implies the existence of a valid copyright. And software authors who fail to properly establish their copyrights will have a hard time enforcing any purported licenses in court. Employee Assumes He Has Ownership of Code A recent decision by a federal judge in Alabama illustrates the problems that a software developer can face in enforcing copyright against their employer–or in this case, a former employer.

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Many people in the libertarian and tech communities have sounded the red alert klaxon over the FBI’s recent demand for Apple’s assistance in rewriting its proprietary iOS software to disable certain security features. In some corners, Apple is portrayed as a champion of individual liberty against the growing police state. For example a former editor of mine, J.D. Tuccille, wrote yesterday at Reason.com: Apple’s battle isn’t against a one-off court order to crack an encrypted phone; it’s the latest skirmish in the government’s ongoing war against privacy protections—as well as an act of resistance against federal efforts to conscript the private sector into its crusade.

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Past Work

Open Source Writer

I currently publish a weekly review of software for the Solus Linux operating system.

SuperLawyers

I recently wrote a series of legal information articles for Super Lawyers, an attorney rating service.

Zip2Tax.com

I was a regular contributor to the corporate blog for Zip2Tax, a provider of sales and use tax data.

Saturday Down South

I was a regular contributor on business and legal issues for Saturday Down South, a website that covers college football in the Southeastern Conference.

Reason.com

From 2010 to 2014 I contributed to Reason.com, a national monthly print magazine that covers public policy from a libertarian perspective.

Mises.org

From 2004 to 2011, I was a freelance blogger and essayist for the Mises Institute, a leading international economics think tank, primarily focused on antitrust and competition policy.