Portfolio – Ruth E. Thaler-Carter

Ruth E. Thaler-Carter, freelance writer, editor, proofreader, speaker and more

Recent projects include:

• Profiles of 2013 ETHIE Awards nominees for the Rochester Business Journal:


• A “Freelance Basics” blog for the Society for Technical Communication:

Dealing with job creep and interruptions

• Occasional blog posts for the Freelance Community blog of the Society for Professional Journalists:


• Articles about eldercare for the seniorcare.com website:


• A marketing column for a website about the veterinary profession:


• Articles for Sculpture Review magazine, including:


This was a fun assignment, profiling a sculptor in his 80s who does beautiful work in wood, mostly in monumental form but also in smaller, more intimate pieces. Unfortunately, the lede sentence got chopped off in the editing process; the story should begin with:

“Going strong at eighty-eight, sculptor and National Sculpture Society Fellow John Edward Svenson turns out impressive works in wood and metals, but finds a special joy in working with wood.”

For details about my background info, work samples, upcoming presentations and more, just go to:


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