Barry L.

  • Joined November 2016

I'm a public relations professional and freelance writer. My PR experience is in non-profits. I freelance for tech, trade & community pubs.

  • Baltimore, MD, United States
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Barry L.
Baltimore, MD, United States



Public Relations Copywriting Content Social Media



For the last 18 years I've directed a communications department for a professional association serving experts in Big Data and business analytics. I specialize in explaining technical topics in plain English.

Work history

Communications Director
1997-2016. Scope: Charged with the tasks to increase awareness of the profession, retain and increase membership, introduce new products and market journals using all multi-media venues.
Baltimore Hebew University
Director of Public Relations and Marketing
1994-7. § Developed and executed a marketing plan for the university’s education and community programs. § Established and maintained relationships with local media to build recognition and expand awareness.


St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Cardinals vs Astros: An analytics morality tale

I ghost wrote this op-ed for our association's representative

CNN: Big data saves lives

I ghost wrote this op-ed rejoinder for our association's VP.

Analytics and Mobile Devices

I wrote this press release based on research that appeared in our association journal

Supermarkets in Emerging Markets

I wrote this press release based on research that appeared in our association journal

Interview with Admiral Mike Mullen, Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff

I interviewed the then-Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff for an association podcast and article.

A Golden Quest: celebrating the 50th anniversary of an esteemed scientific professional

This bylined article appeared in our association's membership magazine.



BA, political science




Native or bilingual proficiency


public relations writing social media communications content corporate communications media relations newsletters podcasting publicity


Audacity Cision Constant Contact Eventbrite Google Analytics Twitter Facebook LinkedIn


Not seeking work


  • Available during business hours and evenings


  • Can work 40hrs per week
  • Can commit to 1+ years


Industries I love

Animals & Pets Ecommerce Education Government Media PR & Communications Philanthropy Retail Science

What I read

See my book favorites in I read the New York Times, Washington Post, New Yorker, Salon, Slate, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, Vox, Five Thirty-Eight, New York Review of Books, Forward, Tablet Magazine, and more.

Side projects

I wrote a crisis communications plan for my local chapter of the Boy Scouts of America. I prepared a grant proposal for increased security for my congregation. The US Department of Homeland Security awarded the grant.

Ideal team

I like working with a small team of receptive people who are flexible and willing to work through challenges to successfully complete a project.