Wellspring Writing
Wellspring Writing
Freelance writing services, specializing in copywriting for higher education clients

Freelance writing services for higher education and other clients

Versatile, proven freelance writer...

...with a couple of decades of communications experience, and a specialty in copywriting for higher education. I have a broad professional and liberal arts background, and can cover almost any topic or project.

Feature, profile, web copy, report, newsletter, brochure, press release, presentation, case study, video script—if you need it, I've probably done it.

In my career as a writer I’ve interviewed scientists, financiers, physicians, artists, writers, college presidents, inventors, athletes, actors, major donors and many others. Among the topics I’ve written on are art, epidemiology, sustainability, medical research, African development, archeoastronomy, theater, conservation biology, the opioid epidemic and the sport of reined cow horse.

Yes, that's right, reined cow horse. No, I had never heard of it either. It's remarkable


About Me


I’ve been writing for a diverse range of clients for more than 20 years. Besides writing for colleges and universities, I was a professor at Hofstra University and St. John’s University in New York. My career also includes work in corporate communications with firms like Citigroup, KPMG and Herman Miller.

I have a master’s degree in liberal education from the Graduate Institute of St. John’s College in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and a master’s degree in fine art from the Tyler School of Art in Rome, Italy, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Based in Brooklyn, New York, I work for clients nationwide.


Chris is an excellent writer, and is a valued extension of my home team. He consistently receives rave reviews from my faculty and alumni who say that he is highly professional and personable, and that he really captures the essence of the subject. I trust Chris to discover the slant of a story when so often I only know ‘there’s a story in here somewhere,’ and advise me as to an appropriate length to adequately tell that story. He always delivers a first rate product and always meets or beats deadlines.
— James Raby, Executive Director of Marketing and Communications, University of South Carolina - Aiken
Chris has been writing for Lehigh University’s alumni magazine and its engineering research journal for the past three years. I am impressed by the intelligence and the imagination with which he writes on a variety of topics, from ancient Chinese astronomy to the startling behaviors of tiny particles in suspension. He routinely goes the extra mile to do his job as well as possible. I look forward to working many more years with Chris.
— Kurt Pfitzer, Former Editor, Resolve magazine
Chris is a quick, agile writer with a flair for making articles pop. Just when it seems there is no new angle to a perennial favorite topic, he finds one and makes the story sing. Working with Chris is a breeze. He’s a master of the higher ed beat and knows exactly how to tweak a story to meet the needs of different publications and readers. Best of all, he’s fast, so there’s no worrying about deadline pressures.
— Brenda Krebs, Former Editorial Director, Miami Dade College


Selected Client List

  • Cardozo School of Law

  • Georgia Tech University

  • Goldfarb School of Nursing

  • Hanover College

  • Harvey Mudd College

  • Hobart and William Smith Colleges

  • Kansas City University

  • Lehigh University

  • Loyola University Chicago

  • Lycoming University

  • Ithaca College

  • Marymount California University

  • Miami Book Fair International

  • Rhode Island School of Design

  • Sarah Lawrence College

  • University of South Carolina, Aiken

  • University of Wisconsin

see samples of my work