Steve began writing at the age of eight as an escape from the crushing realization that the world did not, in fact, revolve around him. Although he never stopped writing, the following 39 years of life experience forced him to realize that he is responsible for perhaps only 5-10% of world events, at most.
After graduating from college a hundred years ago (or in 1989, to be precise), Steve worked various jobs managing entertainment-based retail stores, all of which paid better than what freshly-minted, wet-behind-the-ears journalism majors were earning. He learned how to manage people and products, and then he moved on to a small printing company to learn the nuts and bolts of how successful businesses are run and why some eventually fail.
During this time, Steve volunteered his services as an English language tutor for the United Way. He also studied sales techniques as well as effective communication and human relations principles at Dale Carnegie Training, where he returned for several years to serve as a class coach.
Steve continued working for another printing company, mostly because he enjoyed the creative process (and the pay wasn’t bad, either). In 2005, he co-founded a successful writing group in Framingham, Massachusetts, that still meets twice a month. In 2006, he started a book discussion group that met originally at Suffolk University before finding its permanent home at Boston’s finest indy bookstore, Trident Booksellers & Café.
In 2008, at the urging of his fellow writer-friends, Steve began exploring the possibility of a career as a freelance writer and editor. He realized all that time spent in retail and in the printing industry made him uniquely qualified to work with businesses on their websites and marketing materials.
Steve considers historic Waltham, Massachusetts his home, though he spends part of his year working with clients in the Los Angeles area. Although he was born and raised in New York, he’s been rooting for the Red Sox since he moved to Boston in 1991 — despite objections from his family, who remain horrified. He’s since been published on redsox.com and mlb.com. He has also seen a small measure of success with photography. His photos have been featured in political campaigns, nonprofit organization marketing collateral, and this short film on the architecture of Fenway Park.
Steve’s dog, Garp, a four-year-old dachshund/terrier mix, is the official mascot of Tannuzzo Copywriting. His tail never stops wagging. You may not have met him yet, but he likes you already.