New York Multimedia
integrated design
the company of designer & multimedia specialist Chuck Braman


I have had extensive professional experience as a writer, copywriter, editor, and copyeditor. When you choose New York Multimedia, you can look forward to working with an individual who can write and edit copy at an expert level.


With over forty years experience as a professional writer for newspapers such as the Cleveland Press and New Review, magazines such as Percussive Notes and Jazz Magazine, and books such as the New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, I can write copy for your project that is clear, succinct, and grammatically correct.


I have been the editor of three textbooks, including America’s top-selling jazz history textbook, Jazz Styles in its first five editions. I am highly skilled at clarifying and distilling to its essentials writing that is verbose, illogical, and/or unclear. This presentation is one example of my editing. I've also have had professional experience working as a copy-editor for publisher Prentice Hall.

“I‘m more grateful than you will ever know. Your patience, skill, and understanding have made my jazz writing career far less painful that it would have been without you.“
—Mark Gridley, Author
Jazz Styles, A Concise Guide To Jazz (Prentice Hall)

Branding and Copywriting

I can conceptualize—i.e., help you create—your brand, and create the perfect words (not to mention design) to represent it. The first couple panels of text in this website is one example of my branding and copywriting. This child therapist originally wanted to brand her business by its location. I persuaded her that her essential brand was herself—a person that parents could trust in treating their children—and created the words to express this brand in the first two panels of this website that I also chose the photo for and designed.

the company of writer, designer and multimedia specialist Chuck Braman
Writing Sample
Presentation design before and after
Writing: Conceptualizing A Brand, Copywriting