My name is Dan Cook. I am a journalist and contract writer and editor. I am passionate about Wikipedia's mission and want to make positive contributions to its content. I do some paid work relating to Wikipedia, but as a general rule I do not take any action on Wikipedia itself for payment. I abide by the Wiki Strategies Statement of Ethics in all Wikipedia-related work. I used to edit under the user name User:DDcook, but that account is no longer active.
I have been a journalist for many years, working as a reporter and editor for such large media organizations as Knight Ridder (Akron Beacon Journal), McGraw Hill (BusinessWeek), American Lawyer Media and Newhouse (Portland Business Journal). I edited an alternative weekly, In Pittsburgh Newsweekly, in the early 1990s. I have served as co-author for three published books and writing coach for a fourth. I currently freelance for various publications and provide communications consulting services to for and nonprofit organizations from my home base in Portland, OR.