About This Blog and Me(Wade)

Writing For Pay  covers the kind of writing thatв’s done in the trenches.

While other writers impress attractive people at parties with their successful screenplays and million-dollar book deals, thereв’s a whole army of unsung, ink-stained, heroes out there toiling day and night to produce the stuff that people need written: brochures, Web pages, software manuals, catchy t-shirt slogans, descriptions of food, and trade journal articles about frog overpopulation.

And you know what? Even though it won’t get you laid, that kind of work turns out to be pretty interesting.

(NOTE: Types of writing that will get you laid are explicitly banned from the podcast. Any guests who attempt to discuss such projects will be cut off immediately, and the subject changed to frog overpopulation.)

About Wade Rockett, Your Host

Wade Rockett

Wade Rockett is a full-time writer in the PR industry. He’s put words on paper and computer screens for clients such as Microsoft, eBay, Sun Microsystems, Intuit, and the King County government. Along the way he’s interviewed people from a wide array of professions, from the owner of an auto salvage chain in the Deep South to folks who are figuring out how to cure cancer in a little mountain cabin equipped with high-powered computing clusters. NOTE: The opinions expressed on this blog and podcast do not necessarily reflect the views of his agency or its clients.

Wade also volunteers as Webmaster for the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer in Kenmore, WA. In that role he contributes to its arts blog, writes promotional copy, and acts as a liaison with various media outlets. NOTE: The opinions expressed on this blog and podcast do not necessarily reflect the views of his Deity.

Wade was born in Athens, Georgia and grew up on various Air Force bases. He lives in the Seattle area with his wife Angela, their two cats, and a large number of books and CDs. NOTE: The opinions expressed on this blog and podcast do not necessarily reflect the views of the United States Air Force, his wife, or his cats.

His freelance work has appeared in Scope magazine, Network Computing magazine, and in the hearts of children everywhere. You can follow his Twitter feed here.