James Davis is many things you might expect from a Dallas-based writer: a quick, sharp strategist and turnaround artist who gives fair and honest assessments that help you find the holes in your project before they get out the door to clients or the public. He’s a very pleasant and willing partner even on projects that don’t necessarily meet his standards for creative expression. He’s a kindred spirit as a stickler for the preservation of upright language rules and regulations. And beyond the job, he’s a great guy just to talk to—an extremely well-read, extremely well-listened, go-to source for any crucial missing puzzle piece of arcana in the moment it’s needed.