HOW WE CAN HELP

Writing, editing and related communications 

 Help for authors and other writers

Government relations consulting

Expert witness testimony

Short-term executive roles

Support for local journalism initiatives

WRITING, EDITING, COMMUNICATIONS

 

Current clients range from financial service firms to local magazines. I take assignments ranging from local feature writing to blog editing to development of communications strategy for complex investment products. I can help you with writing, editing, blog posts, media outreach and more. Because of my years as a journalist, you also can count on fast turnarounds and quality work.

 

HELPING AUTHORS AND OTHER WRITERS

 

I love to help authors. I’ve done everything from conceptual manuscript reviews to line-by-line copy editing. Read my book reviews at BookTrib.com and WindyCityWrites.com to get a sense of how I approach the work of others. I’m always glad to share what I’ve learned (often the hard way) about book marketing and promotion.

 

GOVERNMENT RELATIONS CONSULTING

 

As the executive director of the Ohio News Media Association for eight years I took a sleeves-up approach to government relations, and I’m good at it. We accomplished some great things in an environment, to say the least, that isn’t positive for news media on many levels. I can help your organization with strategy, messaging, issue analysis, testimony drafts and more.

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EXPERT WITNESS TESTIMONY

 

My decades of experience as a reporter, editorial writer, editor, journalism professor, publisher and trade association executive, gives me an unusually strong skill set to qualify as an expert on everything from libel/defamation disputes to business practices involving legal notices. I will give you a clear-eyed view in any analysis or testimony – not just say what you want me to say.

 

SHORT-TERM EXECUTIVE ROLES

 

I’m interested in discussing leadership opportunities for interim or short-term roles at media organizations, trade associations and other related groups. My track record of success at every stop in my career is strong, and I love to share what I’ve learned. I also can assist and consult in organizational analysis and recommend “next steps” when change is needed.

 

SUPPORT FOR LOCAL JOURNALISM INITIATIVES

 

One of my great passions is doing what I can to make sure local journalism survives and thrives in the coming decades. I’m excited to be a mentor for the non-profit Report for America initiative. Let me know how I can help.

 

DO YOU NEED TO KNOW MORE?

 

I can provide references and more information to support my qualifications in any of these areas. Just ask! Use the contact form on this website or email drhetzel@gmail.com, and I’ll get back to you promptly.

Gov. John Kasich signs bill into law that created a model process for Ohio citizens to resolve open records disputes. At left, Ohio Senate President Keith Faber.

Dennis receives the "Champion of Open Government" award from newly elected Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine for his years of advocacy in support of freedom of information.

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