Mark Schnapper

Developmental Editor, Editor, Ghostwriter, Writer

Writer and Editor with Branding Expertise

I conceive, write, and edit content and brand communications for corporations and nonprofits. I’ve written and edited for PwC, Ziff Davis, and Moran Towing Corporation, and created a language simplification program for AT&T’s Sourcebook division. I’m the editor-in-chief of Moran’s TowLine Magazine.
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Website Copy, Whitepaper, Article, Ad/Promotional Copy
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University of the Arts, B.F.A.
Westport, CT|English
Publications

Books (Branded Content)

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Leaving Their Mark
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Leaving Their Mark

“Heroes of New York Harbor” brings the harbor so vividly to life on the page that the place itself assumes heroic dimensions. In “The Tugboats from A to Z”, Walter Jaffee catalogs a wartime tug fleet spawned by the biggest shipbuilding enterprise in the history of the world.

March, 6 2017
Queen Mary 2: The Greatest Ocean Liner of Our Time
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Queen Mary 2: The Greatest Ocean Liner of Our Time

John Maxtone-Graham’s admiration for the QM2 and its heritage runs deep, and at times erupts into breathless prose. But his lucid, deeply informed descriptions of the ship’s design and engineering are essential reading for all who want to fully appreciate the nature of this vessel’s innovative grandeur.

September, 28 2018

Accounting (Branded Content)

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Transportation and Logistics (Branded Content)

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The Ascent of Tug and Barge Technology
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The Ascent of Tug and Barge Technology

A thumbnail chronicle: 1860–2010.

November, 15 2010
Port Profile: Moran New York/New Jersey
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Port Profile: Moran New York/New Jersey

Its history intertwined with that of New York Harbor for more than a century-and-a-half, Moran New York/New Jersey figures prominently in maritime lore. Today, its tugs function like moving parts in a massively efficient logistical machine.

March, 3 2017
A TowLine Interview: Jessica DuLong
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A TowLine Interview: Jessica DuLong

The chief engineer, journalist, and author Is writing a book about the 9/11 Boatlift.

March, 3 2017
The Ship Spotters.pdf
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The Ship Spotters.pdf

Ship spotters regularly produce richly evocative, sometimes dramatic photographs, with degrees of artistic mastery that occasionally rival the work of professionals.

March, 3 2017
Moran Mega Ship Capabilities Ad
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Moran Mega Ship Capabilities Ad

A print advertisement promoting Moran’s advanced ship docking capabilities for ultra large ships.

May, 17 2017
The Tugs of Cameron
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The Tugs of Cameron

In Louisiana LNG country, planning is advanced engineering’s reason for being.

November, 15 2010
Beyond Compliance: Moran Begins Developing a Behavior-Based Safety Program
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Beyond Compliance: Moran Begins Developing a Behavior-Based Safety Program

Moran’s incremental approach to instituting Behavior-Based Safety throughout its fleet is designed to change a culture without a revolution.

March, 5 2015
On Blue Water, the Eagle Flies
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On Blue Water, the Eagle Flies

Moran’s Tom Craighead sails aboard the Coast Guard’s celebrated tall ship.

March, 5 2015
James A. Moran Gets Down to Business in Savannah
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James A. Moran Gets Down to Business in Savannah

With its abundant power, advanced technology, and quicksilver maneuverability, the new tug is ideally suited to assist Post-Panamax vessels.

March, 1 2013
Port Profile: Moran Port Arthur/Beaumont
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Port Profile: Moran Port Arthur/Beaumont

In the ports of Texas’ “Golden Triangle,” barge and tanker traffic is heavy, cargo custody is critical, and safety is paramount.

March, 5 2015
Moran Quality, Safety and Environmental Responsibility Ad
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Moran Quality, Safety and Environmental Responsibility Ad

A print advertisement communicating Moran’s commitments to quality, safety, and environmental responsibility.

November, 12 2013
Moran Corporate Overview Brochure
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Moran Corporate Overview Brochure

One of a suite of brochures for the Moran Towing Corporation capabilities kit.

October, 28 2016
Captain Wes Southworth Is Serving on the Coast Guard’s Towing Safety Advisory Committee
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Captain Wes Southworth Is Serving on the Coast Guard’s Towing Safety Advisory Committee

TSAC has to date provided 144 recommendations to the Coast Guard for improving the safety of towing vessels and waterways. Its advice has also helped strengthen America’s network of waterways, ports, and intermodal landside connections.

March, 3 2017
Safety Update
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Safety Update

Moran makes further strides, with Behavior-Based Safety; an ergonomics review; a cultural survey; and strategic new hires.

March, 5 2015
Bringing It
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Bringing It

In June 2012, Moran tugs escorted a heavy-load carrier under two bridges in the Chesapeake Bay. Carrying four container cranes, the ship had 10 feet of clearance between the top of its mammoth payload and the underside of each bridge’s deck.

March, 2 2013
Docked with Pride
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Docked with Pride

Moran Morehead City tugs assist with a returning Marine Expeditionary Unit and a joint amphibious exercise.

March, 1 2013
To the Limit
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To the Limit

The true story of a high-seas rescue, written by Capt. Russ McVay and edited for publication by Mark Schnapper.

March, 5 2015
Two Acquisitions Advance MER’s Growth and Vision
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Two Acquisitions Advance MER’s Growth and Vision

Moran Environmental Recovery continues to expand its range of services.

March, 5 2015
Moran Anniversary Ad
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Moran Anniversary Ad

A print advertisement celebrating Moran’s 150th year in business.

February, 8 2010
Moran’s Mexican Debut Is Up and Running
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Moran’s Mexican Debut Is Up and Running

In a joint venture with Boluda at Sempra Energy’s Energia Costa Azul LNG terminal, Moran is operating a new breed of technologically advanced tugs.

November, 15 2010
Moran Miami Gets Major Upgrades
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Moran Miami Gets Major Upgrades

Miami’s growing demand for powerful, agile tractor tugs is being fueled by watershed developments in international shipping and in the port.

March, 3 2017
Working the Neches
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Working the Neches

A first person account of a ride-along on the tugboat Hayley Moran, by John Snyder, edited for publication by Mark Schnapper.

March, 5 2015
Eugenia Moran Rescues a Tug in Distress on the Piscataqua River
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Eugenia Moran Rescues a Tug in Distress on the Piscataqua River

The Miss Stacy was within minutes of sinking.

March, 1 2013
Mark Moran and Annabelle Dorothy Moran, Mighty Tugs for Mighty Ships, Debut in Baltimore
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Mark Moran and Annabelle Dorothy Moran, Mighty Tugs for Mighty Ships, Debut in Baltimore

The Port of Baltimore is expected to experience explosive growth in jumbo ship traffic.

March, 1 2013

People (Branded Content)

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Grover Sanschagrin, 1920–2010: An Appreciation
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Grover Sanschagrin, 1920–2010: An Appreciation

The legendary New York Harbor docking pilot guided more than 40,000 ships to their berths. His safety record was perfection.

March, 1 2013
“De” deRussy, Moran Savannah’s Dauntless Dispatcher, Has Retired
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“De” deRussy, Moran Savannah’s Dauntless Dispatcher, Has Retired

Reminiscing, he recalls one hair-raising workday that demanded more than the requisite communication and logistical skills. Spoiler: it ended well.

March, 3 2017
Dave Beardsley, Moran’s Vice President of Construction and Repair, Retires
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Dave Beardsley, Moran’s Vice President of Construction and Repair, Retires

Plying a congenial management style wedded to an encyclopedic knowledge of tugboat engineering, he could reel off cascades of facts and explanations with the cheerful nonchalance of someone turning on a faucet.

March, 5 2015
A TowLine Interview: Paul R. Tregurtha
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A TowLine Interview: Paul R. Tregurtha

Moran’s chairman and chief executive officer talked with Mark Schnapper on the occasion of the company’s 150th anniversary.

November, 15 2010

Art, Photography, and Design

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Looking, Like Listening
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Looking, Like Listening

Natasha Karpinskaia makes art that is like music: works that are avowedly visceral, overtly sensual, seductively lyrical.

June, 7 2018
The Art of the TowLine Cover
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The Art of the TowLine Cover

Fueled by the connoisseurship of its editors, TowLine, which published its inaugural issue in 1947, reproduced on its covers some of the finest American maritime art of the past 63 years.

November, 15 2010
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