Bob Pickard


I'm a versatile and experienced writer-editor who's written for newspapers, magazines, and major corporations including IBM, Yahoo, Computer Sciences Corporation, and the San Diego Union-Tribune. Two features articles that I wrote for the Union-Tribune won 2016 Excellence in Journalism Awards from the San Diego Press Club.

I've been published in magazines ranging from Esquire and Outside to regional sports and lifestyle publications. I've done profiles on celebrities such as Muhammad Ali, Walter Cronkite, Bruce Jenner, and Howie Long, and inspiring people like astronauts, single-handed sailors, and survivors of addiction, PTSD, and crime.

Many of those articles were for corporate magazines, for which I've won national and regional awards from the International Association of Business Communicators. I've handled corporate and executive communications at several companies, writing speeches, CEO messages, annual reports, feature articles, website copy, and blogs.

Along the way, I've become skilled at humanizing complex topics with clear and compelling prose. I'm now focused on knocking out high-quality freelance writing assignments for newspapers, magazines, and corporations.

Mobile application case study: The Alaska Aces

Hopscotch July 14th, 2016 Visit the original article online

Riding Toward Recovery: Fallbrook equine therapy center helps a former Army Scout wounded in Iraq War

San Diego Union-Tribune October 9th, 2015 Visit the original article online

Article: The Hubble Space Telescope is One Stellar Observatory

CSC World; IABC Gold Quill award winner

Profile: The Fanatical Life of Yacht Racer Michael Kane

Esquire Magazine

Speech: Building America's Engineering Excellence

Delivered by Al Zollar, former General Manager of IBM Tivoli Software, at Georgia Tech University