Writing & Editing

photo of cover of Lessons Learned book by Jeffrey A. Raffel

recent D&A editing example: 204-page book

Content is king, and D&A takes great care with the written word. Writing & editing are services that not all graphics businesses provide, and few have D&A’s experience and knowledge when it comes to concise and clear writing, grammar, punctuation, and other complex and often neglected details of written communication.

Combined with his own educational background, Mark Deshon has learned the craft from working for ten years alongside an editor and then working for another 12 years independently editing a variety of documents and writing short articles to be published online.

Below are selected examples of Deshon’s writing and some past professional editing projects.

Writing examples

“Mind-boggling milestone reached,” on Creek Road Runners blog, January 27, 2017

“Giving thanks in Newark—a definite hint of ‘silver’,” on BikeDE.org blog, November 24, 2015

“Integral infrastructure: Broadband project will help drive economic development,” in Southern Delaware, University of Delaware, Spring 2010, p. 57 (PDF)

“Four education alumnae are White House guests,” in UDaily, University of Delaware, Jan. 15, 2010

“Kyle Sonnenberg: MPA alum returns to Delaware as Newark City Manager,” in Public Management, ICMA Press, December 2009, p. 24 (PDF)

Creative writing samples from Mark Deshon’s personal blog:
“Political musings amid a pandemic (giving voice to vitriol)”
“40 years ago: part of God’s plan”
“I used to like to draw”
• “Litigiousness”

Editorial examples

cover of Caesura, the University of Delaware Literary Annual

108-page book

Healthy Communities guide cover

156-page report (PDF)

Complete Streets guide cover

164-page report (PDF)

municipal plans series covers graphic

series of 21 Delaware municipal comprehensive plans