Ugur Akinci, Ph.D.







Ugur Akinci, Ph.D. has been a writer, editor and information designer since 1985.

He is a graduate of University of Texas at Austin (BA) and Brown University (MA and PhD in Sociology).

After graduate school, Ugur set up his own desk-top publishing business with one of the first Mac SE's that ever hit the market.

Until 1994 he wrote, edited and published many newsletters, magazines and all kinds of print documentation.

During 1994 -1998 he covered the U.S. State Department and U.S. Congress as a reporter for a daily newspaper.

Since 1998 he has worked as a technical writer for Fortune 500 corporations like ADP, Honeywell, Fannie Mae and as a copywriter for his private clients.

In his spare time, Dr. Akinci loves to catch up with his magazine reading (New Yorker, WIRED, Economist, Harper's, Vanity Fair, Harvard Business Review, Fortune, etc.), attend the concerts of Baltimore Symphony, write screenplays, and jog about 10 miles a week.

My Qualifications

    • Designing, generating and publishing content since 1985
    • Ivy League MA and PhD
    • Fortune 500 experience since 1998
    • Quick, reliable, and creative
    • A comprehensive knowledge of SEO, web design, marketing, and online commerce

Copy Services I provide

Benefits of Powerful Copy

    • Communicate your vision and mission with unmistakable power and clarity
    • Raise the funds you need for the projects you care about
    • Acquire new members for your organization & retain the existing ones
    • Convince your clients to buy your goods and services
    • Draw more traffic to your business or event
    • Sell more
    • Collect more donations
    • Develop customer loyalty through newsletters and free brochures
    • Develop your professional image through ghost-written brochures and booklets
    • Participate in charitable projects to give back generously to your community

Specialized Formats

    • Postcards
    • Landing Pages, Microsites
    • Autoresponder Follow-Up Letters
    • Direct Sale Copy
    • Business Letters
    • Newsletters (Click here for more info)
    • Press Releases
    • Original Articles (for web sites, blogs, newsletters)
    • Hi-Tech Documentation (software & hardware, networking, security access technology)

Specialized Topics

    • Software, Hardware, Networking, Access Control
    • Self-Help and Improvement
    • Medical and Health
    • Business Management
    • Seniors
    • Yoga, Spirituality & Religion
    • Movies, Screenwriting & Hollywood

Job Experience

    • Writer, editor, desk-top publisher > 25 years
    • Web content developer > 15 years
    • Senior Technical writer for hi-tech Fortune 500 corporations > 17 years
    • Reporter for a daily paper covering the U.S. State Department and U.S. Congress > 4 years
    • Sales & marketing (automotive, advertisement, medical equipment) > 3 years


    • Ph.D. and M.A. in Sociology, Brown University
    • B.A. in Sociology, University of Texas at Austin


    • Associate Fellow – Society for Technical Communication (STC)
    • Past President – Society for Technical Communication (STC) Washington D.C. Baltimore Chapter
    • Board of Directors – ATA-DC
    • Bethesda / Chevy Chase Chamber of Commerce, Maryland
    • American Writers and Artists Institute (AWAI)
    • Road Runners Club of America
    • The Writer’s Center – Bethesda, MD


    • Excellence AwardTechnical Publications Competition, STC Washington D.C. Baltimore Chapter, 2014
    • Competent Communicator (C.C.), Toastmasters International, 2013
    • Bravo Award for Technical Writing Excellence, Honeywell Access Systems, 2010
    • Merit Award, Technical Publications Competition, STC Washington D.C. Baltimore Chapter, 2002-2003
    • Merit Award, Technical Publications Competition, STC Washington D.C. Baltimore Chapter, 2001-2002