Phil Friedman

6 years ago · 3 min. reading time · ~10 ·

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I'll Show You Mine, Then You Show Me Yours

I'll Show You Mine, Then You Show Me Yours



Writer/Editor - Marketer - Ghost Writer - Marine Industry Consultant


Introduction:   I'm a professional writer and editor, with more than 1,000 articles and several books published in both print and digital media. I've written more than a million words, and worked both on-staff and freelance.

I've also written marketing and advertising materials for a broad range of products companies, as well as press releases, white papers, eBooks, reports, and other collateral materials, for agencies, manufacturers and distributors. Mostly in the marine industry, but sometimes outside of it.

A while back, someone challenged my claim to experience, saying he could not find substantiation for it. Which was, to some extent, understandable because not all print media were retroactively digitized, following the dawning of the digital publishing era.

The challenge he made was not, of course, in good faith, and so should not have troubled me. But it did. And it caused me to reflect upon the realities of making such claims to extensive experience in a field and then needing to provide some form of substantiation for those claims.

I pondered the issue for a long time and eventually concluded it was necessary to prepare a retrospective professional portfolio of publications

Fortunately, through the years, I've kept tear sheets of a good percentage of my print media publications. Which collection proved quite useful as the basis for assembling the following portfolio. The effort, by the way, turned out serendipitously to be a quite enjoyable trek down memory lane.

So without further ado, for what it's worth, I present the portfolio to you here. And to the doubting-Thomas, I say, "Okay, I'll show you mine, then you show me yours."  —  Phil Friedman


Canadian Yachting

Monthly Column 7 years running











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Seamanship begins
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Pacific Yachting

Monthly column 10 years running
I Jon Think.
Therefore 1 Wham

Power & Motoryacht
Monthly column on Maintenance 5 years running

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Power & Motoryacht

Monthly column on Design 5 years running
FIRST CLASS Therapeutic


Power & Motoryacht

More than 200 Features over 5 years



Freelance Print Features

In more than two dozen  major yachting and boating magazines

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Boatbuilder  •  Boating  •  Boating World  •  Canadian Power Illustrated  •  Canadian Yachting

International Boatbuilding Plans and Kits Directory  •  Marlin  •  Motor Boating & Sailing  •  Motorboat

Motoryacht International  •  Pacific Yachting  •  Passage Maker  •  Professional Boatbuilder  •  Sail

Sailing Canada  •  Showboats International  •  Small Boat Journal  •  Soundings  •  Soundings Trade Only

Yachting  •  Yachts International  •  Yachts International USA  




He Said... He Said aid... He Said

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Screwed. Blued &
Tattooed: How LI Pulse

Customer Relations Linkedin Users: Looking
Management Versus

for Love In All the Wrong


beBee Publisher

more than 100 original blog posts  (click image to view)


Before Writing Comes Thinking

 LinkedIn Publisher

More than 200 blogs and other posts (click image to view)


Other blogs and website content

Sites self-owned and owned by others

Yacht Build Advisor

Boatbuild Consult

New Yacht Construction and Refit

Port Royal Group Consulting

AeroLite Ultralight Marine Cabinetry

Author's Notes:   Well, that's mine. Except for the writing work I've done in marketing, which includes marketing collateral, white papers, press releases, and eBooks, both under my byline and on a ghosted basis.

If you're interested in discussing marketing, ghost writing, content creation, or other internet-based writing and editing, please contact me. And I will supply you with relevant additional samples of prior work.

If you would like to discuss marketing or other issues you face in your efforts to join the ranks of small-business, email or message me to arrange for a free, no-obligation, 1/2-hour initial consult.

To receive notifications of my writings on a regular basis, click the [FOLLOW] button on my beBee profile. As a writer-friend of mine says, you can always change your mind later.

About me, Phil Friedman:
   With 30 some years background in the marine industry, I've worn numerous hats — as a yacht designer, boat builder, marine operations and business manager, marine industry consultant, marine marketing and communications specialist, yachting magazine writer and editor, yacht surveyor, and marine industry educator. Including a several years stint as the CEO and president of a world-class luxury yacht builder and refit shipyard, employing 600 people at two locations in the U.S. I am also trained and experienced in interest-based negotiation and mediation. And in a previous life, I taught logic and philosophy at university.

As a professional writer and editor with more than 1,000 publications in print and digital media, I've recently launched an online writing improvement course,

At learn2engage we help writers and would-be writers improve their reasoning skills and thinking abilities, and as a matter of course, thereby help them improve the quality of their writing. Instruction is handled directly by yours truly, over the internet and as required in person, both one-on-one and in small supportive groups.


For more information and to arrange for a free 1/2-hour consult, call or email

Thank you for reading. I'd be pleased to hear from you. Fair winds and safe harbors  ― Phil Friedman


Phil Friedman

5 years ago #26

Late 70s - early 80s. I taught at Humber College 1979 - 1983 and at the same time operated a small design practice and boatbuilding shop in Rexdale. Cheers!

Phil Friedman

5 years ago #25

Did you ever attend one of our cruising seminar events at Harbourfront in Toronto?

Phil Friedman

5 years ago #24

Wow, Paul. A blast from the past. You must have been teenager then, eh? Thanks. :-)

Phil Friedman

5 years ago #23

Thank you, Melissa, for the kind words. My wife would add the adjective "addled". :-)

Franci 🐝Eugenia Hoffman

6 years ago #22

Bravo and perfect timing, Phil Friedman, beBee Ambassador.

Phil Friedman

6 years ago #21

I've been talking a lot lately about self-ascription and self-certification. And it occurs to me that you might wonder who this guy is who's telling people to check carefully on those whom they are considering hiring or taking advice from. So I pulled this up again, because it tells you, at least in part, who I am. Cheers to all!

Phil Friedman

6 years ago #20

Thanks, Gert. The boatbuilding articles are related to my avocation (vocation by primary choice) which has been boat building.and related activities. As to Roy Scheider, I could live with him in the lead. Unfortunately, after the release of Marathon Man, my agent suggested Dustin Hoffman. Which kind of threw cold water on the entire scheme. I just didn't think that choice would generate the groupies I was seeking. :-) Cheers!

Gert Scholtz

6 years ago #19

Phil Friedman Really impressive Phil. Especially so because your writing ranges from abstract philosophy and principles of logic, to practical boat building articles. By the way - I would pitch Roy Scheider in the leading role.

Phil Friedman

6 years ago #18

Thank you, Graham, for the kind words. As to a movie, Michael Moore tried a while back, but Mel Brooks was too busy to play the lead, so production has been shelved for the time being. Cheers!

Graham🐝 Edwards

6 years ago #17

I can't wait for the Phil Friedman movie.... what an incredible body of work !!!

Phil Friedman

6 years ago #16

Thank you, Susan, for the kind words, and for sharing this post. I'll be watching my grammar very closely from now on. :-) Cheers!
What an amazing repertoire of columns, @Phil Friedman! Amazing that you had to (or felt you had to) validate your background and experience. Wonder what got that other person so sure you didn't really have that background or experience you said you did.

Phil Friedman

6 years ago #14

It was the expressed opinion of my pet troll, who dogged me for years on LinkedIn and then followed me here to beBee. I should have been inured to the malicious and mean-spirited allegation, but after seeing it repeated so many times in print, I succumbed to wanting to put an end to it by documenting it, once and for all. Of course, the pathetic little man continues to make the same derogatory claims -- mostly because he never actually reads anything, or at least fails to understand what he reads. But no matter. I have a link available now to an overview of my published work, which link actually strengthens my publishing profile. Thank you for reading and asking. My best to you. Cheers!
What an amazing repertoire of columsn, Phil Friedman! Amazing that you had to (or felt you had to) validate your background and experience. Wonder what got that other person so sure you didn't really have that background or experience you said you did.

Phil Friedman

6 years ago #12

Have recently launched an online writing improvement program. Details on video at: . More information at:

Phil Friedman

6 years ago #11


Randy Keho

6 years ago #10

Hey, Gerry, can I call you Gerry now? Gerald Hecht have something going. Maybe, I can call him Philly. No. Just doesn't seem right. Let's just keep it at operator error.

Phil Friedman

6 years ago #9

Gerald Hecht's comments so many times, it finally went to "sticky keys" mode on my laptop and just kept pumping negatives in until the entire comment withered, died, and blew away in the wind. Randy please forgive me. It's just that Iv'e been hanging around with Gerry too long. :-)

Phil Friedman

6 years ago #8

If I were you, I'd settle for a Klondike Bar. For the record, Donald Trump has already made America grate again. Cheers!

Randy Keho

6 years ago #7

I live in a dangerous, multi-cultural neighborhood. If I put a Trump sign in my yard, which i wouldn't, I would have to move to someplace like ... Canada. How much is an igloo, anyway?#6

Phil Friedman

6 years ago #6

@ Randy Keho - just so you know, although it might strike some as a futile gesture, I enjoy this immensely. On my street, I have several neighbors, who are in all ways good people, but who are nevertheless Trump supporters, complete with Trump lawn signs. Each evening late, I walk the neighborhood with my two dogs. The tiny male Yorkshire takes great pleasure in pissing on all of those signs. And do too. (Him, not me, BTW).

Randy Keho

6 years ago #5

It never crossed my mind that you were implying it was me, however, I can see how some people could draw that conclusion. That's the cross I bear for being a certified smartass from the Windy City. #4 By the way, I just told Jim Murray

Phil Friedman

6 years ago #4

Yea, Randy Keho. Cheers!

Randy Keho

6 years ago #3

Great stuff Phil Friedman I never doubted you for a second. As you know, I have called into question your association with our friends up north. I didn't know igloos came equipped with wi-fi. Having spent a few years in the newspaper business, my portfolio is nothing more than clippings in shoe box. The paper has been sold twice and the offices have since been mothballed, so the morgue has probably been recycled by now. I don't think they ever took the time to transfer it all to a digital archive, that would cost money. But, after all, it's only history. And, as we all know, history never repeats itself.

Phil Friedman

6 years ago #2

Thank you, Franci Eugenia Hoffman, for saying so. Though my purpose in gathering and posting it, was not to impress, but to indicate that not all claims that someone makes on social media are bull chips. And to silence my persistent pet troll who follows everywhere in my wake. Cheers!
You have a very impressive portfolio Phil Friedman. Well done.

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