Articles on boating and water safety and aquatics safety and rescue (over 50 articles since 2006) have been published in professional journals and commercial magazines and newspapers around the world. First publication was in the U.S Coast Guard journal On Scene Magazine. The article – “It Doesn’t Look Like They Are Drowning: Recognizing the Instinctive Drowning Response” was coauthored with Francesco A. Pia, PhD and was the foundation for the article, “ Drowning Doesn’t Look Like Drowning.” This article was republished in over 200 magazines and newspapers around the world including Reader’s Digest and Newsweek and has been translated into 15 languages and remains the most popular article published on Slate.com.
Professional writing clients include Soundings Magazine, Motorboating Magazine, Saltwater Sportsman, Sea Tow’s Lifelines, and Yachting Magazine on boating safety and safety at sea.
Other work includes but is not limited to:
• Lifelines: Safety and Resscue at Sea – Soundings Magazine – July 2017
• Staying With The Boat And Other Safety Myths – Soundings – Feb. 2017: Print.
• “Yes, I Am Trying to Scare You: Improving Reactions Under Stress.” World Waterpark Dec. 2012: 53+. Print.
• Coverage of Bounty Sinking and Investigation. gCaptain. February of 2013. Web.
• “Is Parasailing Safe?” mariovittone.com, May 2012. Web.
• “Good Guard, Bad Guard.” Slate.com, 4 Jun. 2013. Web.
• “The Truth About Cold Water.” gCaptain. Unofficial Networks, LLC, 9 Jul. 2010. Web.
• “Making Pools Safer.” 27 Jul. 2010. Discover Clarkesville. Web.
• “Rescue Me.” Yachting Magazine, Feb. 2008.
Other professional writing includes in-house and non-resident training manuals for the United States Coast Guard on water rescue and survival systems maintenance and work on immersion hypothermia for the U.S. Navy Safety Center.