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  Gary Drevitch
 
Professional/Personal Overview
  I'm the former editor-in-chief of Grandparents.com and a past assigning editor at Teen People, Parade Publications and Scholastic with more than 20 years in the business. As a freelance writer/editor (and blogger), I have expertise in health, diet, parenting, aging, education and caregiving issues and experience with sports, humor, quiz, arts and consumer product pieces.
I've contributed to outlets including Parents, The Week, AOL, HuffPost, Sports Illustrated for Kids, Nick Jr., Jewish Living and Time Out New York/Kids.
I'm also a veteran producer of educational and custom-publishing projects for clients including Parade Publications, McGraw-Hill, Scholastic Inc., and Time Inc., and I've written several full-length children's non-fiction books for clients including HarperCollins/Smithsonian.
Work Info
 
Expertise
Book Author 9 Years
Editor 23 Years
Writer 23 Years
Specialty
Education 18 Years
Family, Children & Teenagers 18 Years
Humor 18 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
18 Years
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Parents Magazine (11+), Grandparents.com (11+), Instructor (6-10), Time Out New York/Kids (6-10), Scholastic Parent & Child (3-5), Men's Health/Best Life (1-2)
Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Scholastic, Inc. (11+), Parade Publications (11+), Macmillan/McGraw-Hill (11+), HarperCollins/Smithsonian (3-5)
Other Work History
Senior Web Editor, Health, PBS Next Avenue, 2012-present
Editor-in-Chief/VP, Content, Grandparents.com, 2010-2012
Executive Editor, Grandparents.com, 2008-2010
Contributing Editor, Parade Magazine, 2006-2008
Textbook Editor, McGraw-Hill Education, 2004-2007
Contributing Writer, The Week, 2003
Group News Editor, Scholastic Inc., 2001-2002
Articles Editor, Teen People, 1999-2000
Senior Editor, Parade Publications, 1997-1999
Senior Editor/Editor-at-large, Scholastic, Inc., 1994-97
Associate Editor, Scholastic, Inc., 1991-1993
Associated Press Stringer, 1990
MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour Intern, 1989
References
Available upon request; include senior managers at Grandparents.com, AOL, Parade magazine, Scholastic Inc., Parents Magazine, and others.
Awards

Other
Yale University, BA, 1990 (News Editor, Yale Daily News)

Married; Father of three.
Freelancer Availability
I freelance full-time. I live near New York, NY. I am willing to travel anywhere. I have a driver's license. I have access to a car.
Work Samples
 
(Working Mother, 6/1/2007)
"A new breed of men is changing diapers and exploding stereotypes--and just-released research shows that these stay-at-home dads may even be happier than working dads."
(Time Out New York/Kids, 5/1/2007)
"Eager to nurture the next generation of dancers, the city's leading ballet companies are pulling out all the stops to attract boys."
(Instructor, 12/1/2005)
"Q: What makes a great teacher? A: A great teacher encourages you to think, and then nobly suffers the consequences."
(Nick Jr. Family Magazine, 12/1/2005)
"Tiny Tim could not tie his shoes, to begin with. And so, as he ran around the kitchen, poking his sister, little Fan, each time he passed, he often stumbled on his laces and flopped on the floor. . ."
(Instructor, 10/1/2005)
"For many teachers, trying to organize a Halloween celebration has become more of a trick than a treat."
(Parents, 8/1/2005)
"Mercury in fish. Trans-fatty acids. Carb overload. You've heard the scary food news. Now get the scoop on what's really safe to feed your children."
(Time Out New York/Kids, 3/1/2005)
Guide to New York City bar mitzvah etiquette.
(Parents Magazine, 10/1/2004)
"You won't read about these sneaky dad solutions in any advice book. But the results speak for themselves."
(New York Sun, 3/1/2004)
"On any given day at NYU's infant and child labs and Columbia University's infant cognition lab at Teachers College, babies, toddlers, and preschoolers are falling into foam, watching colorful cartoons, and helping friendly robots, all in the interest of advancing science."
(Parents Magazine, 9/1/2003)
"15 ways to turn your first year as a father into a winning season."
(Baby Talk, 7/1/2002)
"Prepping for fatherhood is more than reading Dr. Spock, childproofing the electrical outlets, and buying a tiny baseball glove. That's the easy stuff; the important lessons are those that most first-time dads learn along the way."
(Sports Illustrated For Kids, 3/1/2002)
"Twelve-year-old Freddy Adu may turn out to be the greatest soccer player in U.S. history."
(Parents Magazine, 2/1/2002)
"With Presidents' Day approaching and flags flying in every town, now is a great time to explain to your children what makes our country so special."
(ModernBride.com)
"Think that a prenuptial bash has to be a night of debauchery? Think again-your guy can have a blast with his buddies and still remember it the next day."
Contact Info
  Gary Drevitch
New York, NY 
USA

Tel: 212 580 2613  
E-Mail: gary@aya.yale.edu
Website: http://www.freelancedad.com