Mark Rollins, copywriter
I am back in town visiting family in my old college stomping grounds of Pullman, Washington. We decided to go to a local coffee shop for my siblings to do some studying, and for me to have an Internet connection to work on the Textpattern book. As we were walking into the cafe's commons area, who do I run into? - None other than Mark Rollins, an old friend from church.
Due to changed addresses and switched mobile phone plans, we had sort of drifted apart, so bumping into each other was serendipitous to say the least. When I last saw Mark several years ago, I had the privilege of reading his first book, Light at the Edge of the Universe: Planet of Secrets. For the sake of brevity, I will not summarize the plot here. Suffice it to say that if you liked the film Equilibrium, then you would enjoy the premise of this storyline.
Mark mentioned to me that he has recently plunged head-first into the brave new world of self-employment, pursuing his dreams of writing as a career. With a bachelor's degree in English and a slew of skits, plays and that book to back it up, I would say he's well on his way. He even has a few well-known publishers interested in some of his currently in-progress writing endeavors.
If you have been reading my site for awhile, you will know that I am picky about writing good copy. While I do not consider myself to be a person of any literary significance whatsoever, I have had people tell me on several occasions that they enjoy my writing style. I also regularly proofread technical code articles for fellow web developers. As important as good writing is to me, believe me when I say that Mark is incalculably more skilled than I am.
Just like the influences of beautiful design or impeccable code, quality writing really can make the difference between a successful or mediocre website. Many of Mark's clients realize this, and employ him to write articles for their online publications. Needless to say, if you have occasion to hire a copywriter for your site, Mark Rollins would be an ideal candidate for such a task.