Journalism and strategic marketing

Journalism and strategic marketing


  • Original writing
  • Co-writing
  • Ghost writing
  • Editing
  • Co-translating (Swedish to English)
  • Communications advice
  • Message refinement


  • Traditional media
  • Corporations
  • Governments
  • NGOs
  • Public foundations
  • Private institutions
  • Dignitaries

Selected references

David J. Cord has written for the elevator and escalator company KONE for many years, both directly and through content providers. Besides writing articles he has contributed to special projects.

Embracing the new, the future of offices and working

Future homes, more than just technology

David J. Cord began writing for Basefarm, a European managed service provider, before they were purchased by the Orange Group. He ghost writes for their blog, writes and edits material for their main website, and edits and co-translates content for their datacentre website.

The Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland’s communication department is one of David’s oldest clients. He writes articles for the thisisFINLAND website, writes and edits documents and web pages for Finnish embassies and Team Finland, and helps with editing and social media when the regular editors are on holiday. Below are a few reference articles:

Finnish space sector maintains upward trajectory

How Finland found a road to reconciliation after the civil war of 1918

Wärtsilä is a 185-year-old technology company focusing on the energy and maritime sectors. David writes many articles for their website and occasionally ghostwrites for executives.

Shipping experts visit Wärtsilä’s Helsinki Campus

China bans plastic waste imports: a blessing in disquise?

An AI spark to illuminate a greener world.

The Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra is a public foundation, a ‘think-and-do tank’ which works for the future of Finland. David writes original content, edits Sitra-produced material and covers some of their events, particularly those related to the circular economy. Below are two examples of his articles, but you can see most of his Sitra portfolio here.

The African opportunity: Interview with Jeanne d’Arc Mujawamariya, Rwanda’s Minister of Environment

Circular solutions can help solve the biodiversity crisis

The Nordic Finance Group is an umbrella term for three international financial institutions: the Nordic Investment Bank, Nordic Development Fund and Nordic Environment Finance Corporation. David writes articles on the institutions’ work to finance sustainable growth, such as the following stories:

Enersize saves electricity and emissions in China

Innovative flood prevention in Vietnam.

The Finnish-Swedish Stora Enso is one of the largest forestry companies in the world. David primarily helps with their sustainability communications, including press releases, web pages and internal documents. He also ghostwrites for them.

A package that’s a product – A box without glue for a bike without screws

Förlaget is a Swedish-language publisher in Finland, perhaps best known for being the home of Tove Jansson and her Moomin books. David helps Förlaget in special situations, such as proofreading English dialogue in a Swedish novel or translating portions of books from Swedish to English for international publishers, such as he did with Rafael Donner’s Människan är ett känsligt djur.