Meet Professional Business Writer and Editor David K. Speaker — our Writer-in-Chief
Probizwriters' Executive Editor and Director of Strategic Communications
I launched Probizwriters, LLC to address a clear need in the business community for solid, top-of-the-line professional writing—observed through many years of law practice and business consulting. Despite that need, I realized most businesses don't know the advantages offered by reliable business writers.
After graduating Magna Cum Laude in business finance from Texas Christian University in 1978, I worked as a contract analyst for General Dynamics, Fort Worth Division, and went on to serve as an editor of two law journals while attending law school at University of Southern California. During law school, and before returning to Cleveland in 1984, I worked with several prominent Los Angeles law firms, assisted the author of a major legal treatise on employment law, and authored several published business-related articles.
I opened my private law practice in 1986, with the aim of transitioning into business and entrepreneurial management and management consulting. Through 20 years of lawyering, and another 15+ as a business-writing/communications consultant, I’ve acquired much experience in meeting the communication, development, and legal needs of closely held and rapidly growing businesses—often working within enterprises to foster solutions through concise, purposeful writing, document management, and information sourcing and control. I've always emphasized providing business solutions through clear communication, contract management, orderly business documentation, accurate data sourcing and compilation, and avoiding battles dependent on legal/justice systems.
THE WRITING BEGAN …
Because of my legal writing and editing expertise, the firm was often hired to edit and revise contracts, legal documents, books, treatises, and appellate briefs to transform them into a simple, direct, and understandable style—effective business communication. I also provided contractual and statutory interpretation services.
From this experience I've learned that most conflict and disputes, and a lot of business errors, are avoidable—when parties communicate effectively in the first place, or reliably document business matters. And that business professionals routinely suffer/tolerate insufficient business writing because they lack time for this important function—or don't recognize its importance.
Years ago, I grew weary of lawyering (after gaining a wealth of experience and seeing "the system's" dysfunctions) and left it behind to consult, write and pursue other interesting, productive, and rewarding business ventures. Since then I've worked within enterprises as a management consultant focusing on implementing administrative, contractual, and communication systems. From mineral mines in Death Valley CA to high-tech digital directories, to non-chemical HVAC water treatment systems, to online education systems for fire safety, high-profile political campaigns, and medical-cannabis industry communication platforms, I've covered a lot of ground.
I've advised, consulted, collaborated and fenced with entrepreneurs, inventors, executives, government officials, legislators, judges, attorneys, accountants, consultants, investors, marketing gurus, business owners, managers, political candidates, and countless regular folks. So, I understand these varied audiences and anticipate, interpret and speak to their diverse perspectives. This informs, enriches, and tempers my writing and communication. I’m an expert at gathering/sourcing and efficiently distilling/aggregating/organizing information and ideas into audience-appropriate and prescribed (e.g., by regulation) formats using digital information tools (which has also taken me into ghostwriting books). Two decades as a lawyer honed/sharpened these skills.
As a consequence, my clients and co-venturers regularly called on me to be writer/editor-in-chief, and chief data compiler, because they knew I could—reliably. Simple, complex—marketing, legal, strategic, corporate—it didn’t matter. I was the document-writing expert among them who could efficiently gather information, distill ideas, identify concepts, polish, and present them—to attain targeted results/missions. Today, I ensure content and critical communication tools are exceptionally well-written and conceived, effective, easy to understand, highly usable for defined purposes, and accessible to anticipated audiences.
My development, organization and communication of information let these businesses walk through Fortune 500 and government doors that were otherwise closed, and seize other previously elusive opportunities. After years of doing this as an adjunct to legal services, I realized that anyone communicating for business, economic, professional, political or problem-solving purposes can benefit from independent writing and research expertise—without going to lawyers.
Probizwriters was the logical answer. Through Probizwriters, LLC we provide these business-writing skills on a much broader basis—for the business community generally. A long odyssey among entrepreneurs, executives, consultants, lawyers, and judges, combined with expertise in contract drafting and business research, and a focus on plain-language writing, uniquely qualify me and Probizwriters as expert business writers and information managers.
Through Probizwriters, LLC, I now humbly offer high-quality, properly sourced writing to you.