I am currently the editor and writer of a news blog covering the paintball industry which includes original content, commentary, news, views, reviews and articles, including user-submitted content.
I also maintain several blogs, have had three books published (not self-published) and have completed numerous project-oriented jobs ranging from bid proposals for Bell Labs through wikipedia entries, business plans, fiction and more.
PO Box 1068, Hillsboro, NH 03244
Education JD, uncompleted, Drake University, IA 1983
BA English Literature, Minor in History, Fairleigh Dickinson University, NJ 1981
Associate Degree, Religious Education, *** Laude, Gratz College, PA 1977
High School Diploma, Cherry Hill High School East, NJ 1977
2008 to Present: Editor-in-Chief, 68Caliber.com
Responsible for gathering, editing and publishing news and information related to paintball, including RSS Subscription feeds, Twitter feeds & Facebook integration
2007 to Present: Publisher - The Crotchety Old Fan Blog, The Classic Science Fiction Channel & Related
Responsible for gathering and publishing content, writing guest posts, commenting on social networks and related activities
2004 to Present: VP Sales, PBC Productions Inc.
Internet Advertising Sales & Marketing
Responsible for generating advertising sales, creating advertising and marketing programs
2004 to 2006: VP Sales, Vengeance Paintball Distributors Inc.
Wholesale Sporting Goods Sales
Responsible for marketing, distribution and customer service
1997 to 2004: Manager Intellectual Property Division, Pro-Team Products Inc.
Responsible for researching and writing patent and trademark applications, developing and maintaining IP strategy, creation of licensing programs and competitor analysis. Position also included product design/development of a variety of paintball and MIL/LE products, and management of retail showroom, entailing purchasing, sales analysis and customer service.
1999 to 2002: President & Owner, United States Paintball League
Oversight of all key activities, including sponsor relationships, event promotion, advertising, marketing, training, site review and vendor relations
1995 to 1999: Freelance Writing, Editing & Marketing
Numerous short-term and long-term writing and editing assignments, including sports editing for print and web. Includes both work on assignment (including monthly columns) and freelance submission. Well over two hundred articles published.
1983 to 1995: Manager QA/QC Dept., Electronic Education & Training Division, AT&T
Created department from the ground up, including hiring and firing, training, test methodology development, staff management and assignment, budgeting, scheduling and coordination with other key departments. Additional assignments included Bid Proposal writing/coordination for Bell Laboratories.
1981 to 1983: Editor, Robert Jameson & Associates
Responsible for research and copywriting
1980 to Present: Freelance writing, consulting, game design, and product design
On-going projects in paintball, science fiction and game design
Writing, proofreading, copy-editing, game design, customer service, marketing & promotions, project planning, project management, intellectual property issues, technical writing,
Word, WordPerfect, Wordstar, Dreamweaver, Excel, Paradox/Dbase, Photoshop, Corel, Wordpress, Windows Movie Maker, various and sundry other software programs
Society of Professional Journalists
Books: A Parents Guide To Paintball - Liaison Press - 2009
The Complete Guide to Paintball, Hatherleigh Press - 2001 till present (4th edition currently)
Maxing: A Guide to Winning Tournament Play, Rabid Chihauhau Publications - 1989
NPSRS Team Ranking Quarterly - 1992 - 1994
Feature articles, product reviews, editorial matter, advertising copy for numerous publications including Fantasy magazine, Known Space, Maxim, *******, Paintball News, Paintball2Xtremes, Action Pursuit Games
Reviews: http://sfreader.com/Home/BookReview/tabid/55/Default.aspx?book=1162; http://sfreader.com/Home/BookReview/tabid/55/Default.aspx?book=1170; http://sfreader.com/Home/BookReview/tabid/55/Default.aspx?book=1192
Guest Blogs: http://www.GraspingfortheWind.com
References Furnished Upon Request