Donald Downes has been writing about restaurants, food and people since 1989. Turning ideas into words, Donald is experienced in many areas of writing: Feature Articles, Reviews, Interviews, Menus, Websites, Blogs and Business Collateral. His work has appeared in many publications, including:
Additionally, Donald has authored/edited three "Pleasures of the Palettes" cookbooks for an annual Phoenix charity event. His restaurant guide book "The Menu – Phoenix/Scottsdale – The Best Restaurants" was a handy reference for notable noshing spots. "Unlike many restaurant reviewers, Donald Downes has the background and education to skillfully lead readers into the kitchen and dining room." - Louise DeWald, Author of Arizona Highways Cookbooks. View Writing samples.
Putting your best words forward – cookbooks, business collateral, websites, blogs, social media, manuscripts. Clients have included Golden West Publishes, Phoenix, Arizona, producers of cookbooks and books about the Southwest and Arizona. View Editing samples.
Who hasn't gazed at photos of food in magazines and on the web and drooled just a bit? If it makes you hungry, it's a good photo. Having cooked and styled food for several publications, stepping behind the camera was a natural progression. View food photos slide show.
DDC offers custom, visually appealing websites, individually designed. From one web page to many web pages, clients receive personal attention and guidance throughout the design and creation process. Already have a website? DDC can refresh your website or build you a new, custom website. View websites portfolio.
Services include Social Media, Facebook Tutoring for Older Business Owners, Designing/Creating Display Ads and/or other Marketing Materials for Web/Print, Recipe Development/Testing, Menu Development, Email Blast Campaigns, Marketing and Public Relations. View examples.