Joe Diorio

Joe Diorio has been a writer all his life. As a grade schooler he wrote and illustrated his own comic books, in high school he was a stringer for a local weekly newspaper, in college he was a reporter and editorial writer for the school newspaper, and later he worked as a newspaper reporter, freelance writer, corporate speech writer, and as a public relations professional for agencies and colleges.

“I have one marketable skill; I can write a simple declarative sentence. Since I use the dictionary, I almost always spell everything correctly. That’s trite, but it sums up what I do and how I have made a career out of the written word,” he says.

He’s written about computers, consumer electronics (Remember the mini CD player from Sony? No, you don’t. No one does.), PET/CT scanners, and shipping containers for rolls of stainless steel. (Yes, that’s a thing.)

He’s most proud of his newsletter, A Few Words About Words, which is a layman’s look at language. One reader said that, after reading Joe’s newsletter, they miss William Safire a bit less. True or not, he likes that comparison.

Joe and his wife, Susan, live in Nashville, Tennessee.

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