I’m James. I’m a writer living in Texas.
I previously was the book reviews section editor for New Clear Vision, a staff writer and calendar editor for the Dallas Voice, a LGBT print weekly publication in Dallas, Texas, and an assistant editor and reporter for the progressive news site Truthout.org. My other work has appeared in Fort Worth Weekly, Generation Progress (formerly Campus Progress), Georgia Voice, The Huffington Post and Counterpunch.org.
At the Voice I launched our community calendar, managed our coverage of the 84th Texas Legislature, coverage of the historic Obergefell decision legalizing marriage equality, among other projects. During the 84th, the criminal justice blog Grits for Breakfast called my coverage of needle exchange legislation during the 84th legislative session “possibly the best.” I also won an award and was a finalist for another, both for commentary.
At Truthout.org I was the week day editor in charge of a digital edition, which included coding, regularly posting original and reprinted content and maintaining work flow among the staff. I of course wrote occasionally too.
I would love to write for you. I am a general assignment writer. I am able to learn and write about almost any issues clearly and concisely. I’m interested in long form, explanatory reporting and profiles. I have a clear grasp of issues including Texas politics, LGBTQ issues, religion, art and architecture. I love personality profiles, too. Please reach me with any questions at james(dot)journo(at)gmail(dot)com.