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  John Hiatt
Professional/Personal Overview
  Want business writing that jumps out of the inbox? Consider this seasoned pro whose credits range from launching Entrepreneur Magazine to serving as the first Managing Editor of Financial News Network. Subjects run the gamut from general business and finance "how-to's" to success stories and corporate profiles. Turning dry-as-toast business copy into a compelling read is a particular specialty. Let's talk.
Work Info
Copywriter 20 Years
Editor 20 Years
Writer 30 Years
Business (general) 10 Years
Entrepreneurship 20 Years
Finance 20 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
30 Years
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Business21 Publishing (11+), InternetVIZ.com (11+), McMurryTMG (11+), Growing Wealth (1-2), International Business (1-2), Accounting Technology (1-2), American Businesswoman (1-2)
Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
CCH Tax & Accounting (6-10), United Parcel Service (6-10), United Publishing & Media, LLC (1-2), Prentice Hall Direct (1-2)
Other Work History
In addition to contract editorial and freelance, I've held several executive positions in publishing:
VP and Editor, Marsh & McLennan's Knowledge Management Center
Executive Editor, Prentice Hall Direct
Group Publisher, Progressive Business Publications
Director of Publications, Creative Solutions, Inc.
Computer Skills
Skilled in MS Word and Quark 6.0; Decent in Excel and PowerPoint
laptop, smartphone, tape recorder for interviews, paper & pencil
Foreign Language Skills
Some Italian and Spanish
Work Permits & Visas
Pieter Vanbennekom, Progressive Business Publications 610-695-8600
Steve Meyer, Business 21 Publishing 484-479-2705
Debora Yost, 212-519-1205
Gold Award from InfoWorld Magazine for Editorial Excellence, Newsletter Category
B.A. Journalism (Honors) U of Wisconsin
Executive MBA program, Pepperdine University
Freelancer Availability
I freelance full-time. I live near Philadelphia, PA. I am willing to travel anywhere. I have a driver's license. I have access to a car.
Work Samples
Industry Profiles  
(American Business Woman, 5/2/2005)
Cosmetic Industry Profile for a new business publication scheduled to launch in June. Involved research and personal phone interviewing
Feature Writing  
(Growing Wealth, 5/1/2008)
Cover story for start-up publication aimed at entrepreneurs, business and personal investors as well as professionals who serve these markets.
(InternetVIZ.com, 4/1/2008)
This lead feature appeared in The SaaS Business Advisory newsletter, which targets software companies that deliver on-demand solutions to clients.
(Event Planner's e-Journal, 9/1/2007)
Lead feature article in an e-newsletter for clients of Acteva, a software publisher serving the meeting and event planning market.
Newsletter Writing  
(Human Resources 21, 4/25/2005)
Cover story on Supreme Court age-bias ruling for B2B newsletter aimed at HR professionals