Ron Truman was born to write. Forty years a freelancer. He hit his stride at The Globe and Mail in the late 1970s. After selling more than 500 feature stories to Canada’s national newspaper, he left the paper in the early 1980s. When The Globe and Mail featured Truman in one of their “Well written, well read” advertisements, they described him as a “versatile” writer. Readers agreed. After he left the newspaper, when people familiar with his writing needed help, they offered him communications-related work in unusual fields and leading-edge areas. He got jobs that were not only unadvertised but sometimes previously unheard-of. The result was a career that was all over the map, but always based on a foundation of writing. Ron and Elaine Truman live in Belleville, Ontario. They spend winters in Florida where Ron plays croquet and does a newsletter for his club. And writes.