As a writer and editor, I take a deep dive into any topic you throw at me and transform what I find into concise, compelling content.

Greg Kochansky portrait
Greg Kochansky portrait

I can take a deep dive into any topic you throw at me and transform what I find into concise, actionable content.

Work Experience

Director, Content (Promoted from "Editor" after nine months.)

Heyman Associates
June, 2015 - Present | New York

Each year I prepare or copy-edit nearly 1,000,000 words of business writing for a retained search firm that places communications executives at the most prominent brands in the world. Our C-suite audience expects flawless, incisive content. I ensure they get it. My role has also expanded to include a variety of business development, operations and legal work. I serve on the firm's management committee.

Writer and Editor

June, 2008 - June, 2015 | Boston

Lawyers, consultants and executives – many of whom remained clients for years – hired me for challenging research and writing projects, often on seemingly impossible deadlines. Typical work product included legal briefs; arbitration rulings; book proposals, outlines, and drafts; web content; and a variety of data-intensive research projects.

Attorney

Hahn & Hessen LLP
July, 2007 - March, 2008 | New York

I supported four partners as a member of the litigation department at a 40-attorney law firm focused on commercial lending law. I took ownership of complex projects, managed support staff and vendors, and advised financial institutions in multi-million-dollar lawsuits.

Attorney

Heller Ehrman LLP
October 2004 - June, 2007 | New York

I supported over a dozen partners across four offices as a member of the securities litigation and complex commercial litigation practice groups at a 700-attorney firm. I was involved in all stages of dispute resolution, including legal research and writing, procedure, reviewing and summarizing document databases, depositions, trial preparation, and overall management of long-term projects. I served on the firm's library committee.

Skills

Early on in any project, I look for ways to leverage technology to achieve the best possible outcome efficiently. If I need a new tool to get the job done, I teach myself how to use it. As a result, I have picked up a wide range of skills, and I am comfortable working on Windows, macOS, and Linux platforms. This graph reflects my skill level with the tools I use most often:

  • Westlaw / LEXIS (Advanced)
  • Contract Automation (Intermediate)
  • Predictive Coding (Learning)
  • Microsoft Word (Advanced)
  • Microsoft Excel (Advanced)
  • Microsoft PowerPoint (Advanced)
  • Adobe Acrobat (Advanced)
  • Adobe Pagemaker (Advanced)
  • Adobe Photoshop (Advanced)
  • Adobe Illustrator (Intermediate)
  • Vizio (Learning)
  • LaTeX (Intermediate)
  • Interactive (Intermediate)
  • E-Books (Intermediate)
  • Node-Based Programming (Advanced)
  • JavaScript (Intermediate)
  • Ruby (Learning)
Education

Harvard Law School

J.D.
September, 2001 - June, 2004
 

Princeton University

B.A., English, summa cum laude
September, 1996 - June, 2000
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EXPERIENCE

Director, Content (Promoted from "Editor" after nine months.)

Heyman Associates
June, 2015 - Present | New York

Each year I prepare or copy-edit nearly 1,000,000 words of business writing for a retained search firm that places communications executives at the most prominent brands in the world. Our C-suite audience expects flawless, incisive content. I ensure they get it. My role has also expanded to include a variety of business development, operations, and legal work. I serve on the firm's management committee.

Writer and Editor

June, 2008 - June, 2015 | Boston

Lawyers, consultants, and executives – many of whom were clients for years – hired me for challenging research and writing projects, often on seemingly impossible deadlines. Typical work product included legal briefs; arbitration rulings; book proposals, outlines, and drafts; web content; and a variety of data-intensive research projects.

My Clients:

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How I Spent My Time:

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Attorney

Hahn & Hessen LLP
July, 2007 - March, 2008 | New York

I worked in the litigation department at a 40-attorney law firm focused on commercial lending law, taking ownership of complex projects, advising large financial institutions, and managing staff and outside vendors.

My Clients:

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How I Spent My Time:

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Attorney

Heller Ehrman LLP
October 2004 - June, 2007 | New York

I supported over a dozen partners across four offices as a member of the securities litigation and complex commercial litigation practice groups at a full-service, 700-attorney law firm. I was involved in all stages of dispute resolution, including legal research and writing, procedure, reviewing and summarizing document databases, depositions, trial preparation, and overall management of long-term projects. I served on the firm's library committee.

My Clients:

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How I Spent My Time:

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SKILLS

Early on in any project, I look for ways to leverage technology to improve quality and efficiency. I am not afraid of a challenge: if I need a new tool to get the job done, I teach myself how to use it.

As a result, I have picked up a wide range of skills, and I am comfortable working on Windows, MacOS, and Linux platforms. This graph reflects my skill level with the tools I use most often:

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EDUCATION

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Harvard Law School

J.D.
September, 2001 - June, 2004
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Princeton University

B.A., English, summa cum laude
September, 1996 - June, 2000
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