DOUGLAS E METZNER THE ART AND SCIENCE OF INFORMATION

SUSSING OUT THE UNVARNISHED TRUTH IN DATA

A QUICK STUDY IN THE MESSAGE, THE DATA AND THE DESIGN

Breaking down disparate and brambly concepts, facts and figures into novel, fluidly connected elements.

Here you’ll find access to an offline package and links to some of the companies I’ve worked for. I leverage technology and its complexity as a means to simplify and elucidate all sorts of content. The material is prepared in state-of-the-art publishing environments and serves to satisfy print and web delivery simultaneously. Quark and WordPress are the content management systems that I use most frequently.

With a host of software and skills I provide specialist support or serve in the overseer capacity, solo or in collaboration with production/design groups large and small. My career path is diffused over a broad and complementary content creation field that blends writing and editing, in-depth research and analysis, desktop publishing and page layout/design, communications and information design (including infographics). Having taken a steady stream of jobs in the publishing, Internet media, financial services and entertainment industries since the 1990s, I have grown adept at framing content precisely within the proper tone, audience, regulatory or compliance framework as necessary. I have also occasionally worked on web sites for municipal governments, school systems and non-profits (educational/charitable organizations).

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Behind the response pong lurks the usual résumé, references and other sundry details. In 2017 I’m under contract and combining several functions: senior-level writing and editing; in-depth research and analysis across a wide range of subjects; editorial/layout design and assembly of statistical graphics/charts; and publishing production and coordination.

Work days are currently split between the home office and the global headquarters of a Silicon Valley-based asset management firm, where I am situated within the writing, editing, production, research and design staff (Investment Communications blending with Research & Analytics, Creative Services and Digital Publishing), and producing content worldwide from the primary hub. I am also “embedded” with the portfolio managers and security analysts. I possess an intricate understanding of US and foreign economies, markets and current events, all asset classes (including derivatives) and the ties that bind them.

Acquired subject-matter expertise surfaces in several niches, with strength in commodities and natural resources (including energy and alternative energy, precious and base/industrial metals, rare earths and other critical or strategic metals/minerals); information technology; biotechnology, pharmaceuticals and health technology; and utilities (e.g., electric, gas, water, multi-utilities and renewables). With a creative and technical approach I can develop “thought leadership” content across any subject matter, sector or industry.

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