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PO Box 6735
Big Bear Lake CA 92315
(805) 212-0652 cell
(909) 440-9400 home
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Print Writing and Editing Samples
1. Editorial Management And Publishing:
Creative Screenwriting Magazine
Magazine Editor and Publisher: Created and managed magazine budget. Set editorial policies, set and managed magazine publication deadlines. Hired editors and writers. Supervised production. Wrote "Letter From The Editor" for each issue.
2. Freelance Writing Samples:
Between 1990 and 1998, the news team at the newsletter Inside Healthcare Computing won awards five times in the Newsletter Publishers Foundation Journalism Awards. I wrote and edited the first three of these pieces, and co-wrote and copy edited the final two. The articles below are two of those five award-winners.
#10 Direct Mail Promotions:
I wrote more than 50 direct-mail promotions soliciting subscriptions for the business newsletter Inside Healthcare Computing. The newsletter grew from startup to out-subscribing the established competition in its niche. We had no budget for a graphic artist in those years, so the design of all these promotions was very basic. The text alone persuaded the target audience to buy through the mail. Here is a sample direct mail promotion from that period.
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