DOUGLAS E METZNER ART AND SCIENCE OF INFORMATION

THE UNVARNISHED TRUTH IN DATA

A QUICK STUDY IN THE MESSAGE, DESIGN AND OUTCOME

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

Click below to receive a current/customized portfolio (offline package), or see some companies I’ve worked with. I use technology to simplify and elucidate all sorts of content. The material is prepared in state-of-the-art publishing environments; Quark and WordPress are the go-to content management systems.

With a host of software and skills my capacity stretches from specialist support (collaborator level) to overseer (director/management/advisor level), built to fly solo or in winged formation with the editorial, production and design group. My career path is diffused over a complementary content creation field that blends writing and editing, in-depth research and analysis, desktop publishing and page layout/design, information design (including infographics) and a stack of finely-tuned communications skills.

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 complex content precisely within the proper tone, audience, regulatory or compliance framework. I tend to lean realistic, and futuristic. I’ve also worked on web sites for municipal governments, school systems and non-profits (educational/charitable organizations).

PORTFOLIO, INCLUDING RECENT SAMPLES

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Behind the pong lurk the usual résumé, references and other sundry details. In 2019 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; publishing production; and think-tank style consulting/brainstorming. In October 2018 I was part of a web content team that won a significant industry award for “Best Thought Leadership / White Paper Content of the Year.”

The days are split between the home office and the global headquarters of a Silicon Valley-based asset management firm, where I’m situated within the writing/editing, production, research and design staff (Investment Communications blended with Research & Analytics, Creative Services and Digital Publishing), and producing content worldwide from the primary hub. I’m also embedded with the CIO, other execs plus a wide range of portfolio managers and industry analysts. I possess an intricate understanding of US and foreign economies, markets and current events, all asset classes and the ties that bind them.

Acquired subject-matter expertise has surfaced in several niches, underscored by 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 and dynamic technological innovation across all sectors; biotechnology, pharmaceuticals and health technology; and utilities (e.g., electric, gas, water, multi-utilities and renewables). With a creative and technical approach I develop content across any subject matter, sector or industry. White papers and interesting micro-websites are special challenge areas that keep me fully engaged at the moment.

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