Bill Candler

Freelance Graphic Designer & Magazine Designer

Location:Suffolk, Virginia, United States
2 Skills
230 College Place, #230, Norfolk VA 23510
757.803.6171 (C); 757.623.2612 (H);
• Newsprint and magazine editing
• Copyediting, rewrite, proofing
• Article & design concepts
• Managing freelancer writers & art & design
• Creating and editing new publications
• Public and media relations

• Currently Editor of Towing & Recovery Footnotes, a national monthly industry trade newsprint magazine, owned by Causey Enterprises
• From 2003-2013, Senior Editor, Dominion Enterprises, owned by Landmark Media
• Editor of Towing & Recovery Footnotes, an industry trade newspaper (now owned by Causey Enterprises); consulted on several other company publications
• Created and edited Trader Times, a quarterly employee newspaper, and co-created Racing Milestones, a monthly national auto racing fan magazine
• Co-founder and former Editor for 10 years of Port Folio, The Magazine of Hampton Roads, a free weekly regional arts, entertainment, and opinion newsprint magazine
• Director of Communications, Tidewater Community College, for eight years
• Established the first college-wide communications and publications division for the four-campus community college
• Created the original college newspaper, website, and current logo; created and/or improved many campus and college-wide publications
• Freelance 2000-2002: Developed an outdoor gear retailer’s fall advertising and publicity campaign; wrote press releases and feature stories and conducted various public relations projects for an advertising agency and a public relations firm
• Editor and Publisher for four years in the 1970s of Metro, The Magazine of Hampton Roads, a four-color monthly regional lifestyle magazine
• Sales and Marketing Director for a then-new book publishing company
• Established a national sales network
• Gross sales grew from $60,000 to more than $500,000 in two years
• Assistant to the President of Old Dominion University for four years
• Captain, JAG Corps, U.S. Army, for four years; practiced corporate law for two years
• Budget traveler. For eight months in 1999-2000, backpacked and hiked through mountain regions of eight foreign countries and five states

• Outdoor: Hiking, bicycling, formerly whitewater canoeing and rafting
• Travel: World, western U.S., and adventure travel and photography
• Reading: True adventure, war histories, espionage fiction
Skills (2) Rating
Graphic Design
Magazine Design