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  Scott Marshutz
Professional/Personal Overview
  Enterprising, resourceful and deadline-oriented writer, I've penned stories about architecture, education, local government, home products, real estate and scuba diving. As a seasoned general assignment reporter, I know how to get up to speed on an issue quickly and bang out the right story for a specific audience.
Work Info
Editor 10 Years
Reporter 7 Years
Writer 17 Years
Business (general) 10 Years
Outdoors 6 Years
Real Estate 6 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
25 Years
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Los Angeles Times (11+), M Media (11+), California Diving News (3-5), Scuba Diving (3-5), Sport Fishing (1-2), Dana Point Times (1-2), San Clemente Times (1-2)
Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Estate of Edward James Larson (1-2), Estate of Steven Lyon Harmon (1-2), Fry Communications (1-2)
Other Work History
managing editor, Fry Communications; editor, BNP Media; reporter, O.C. Business Journal; staff writer, News Tribune
Computer Skills
Word, Excel, Powerpoint; OS X
MacBook Pro, audio recorders, scanner, Canon G10
American Society of Business Publication Editors, 2000-01
real estate classes, Irvine Valley College; mediabistro travel writing; B.A. English, Chapman University; NAUI and PADI scuba diving certifications
Freelancer Availability
I freelance full-time. I live near Los Angeles, CA. I am willing to travel regionally.
Work Samples
Scuba Diving  
(California Diving News, 8/15/2012)
The Wheeler North Reef is the largest man-made reef in the United States and one of the largest in the world, according to a biologist at the Marine Science Institute at the University of California Santa Barbara.
(San Clemente Times, 11/22/2011)
Six years after capsizing, Dana Point's bait boat was located and has become a recreational dive site. The story looks back at how happenstance saved the four crew members.
Real Estate  
(Above, 10/22/2012)
The Santa Clarita real estate market was fraught with perilous conditions in 1992, but that didn't deter Neal Weichel from hitting the ground running. Twenty-one years later, Weichel is a top-producing RE/MAX agent.
(Los Angeles Times, 3/13/2011)
The thickly ornamented, steel-reinforced textile block structure backs up to the Los Feliz hills and is adjacent to Laughlin Park, a gated community that many film stars called home during the golden age of Hollywood.
(Los Angeles Times, 9/5/2010)
Glen and Linda Keane felt guilty about tearing down the O'Melveny family home. But they couldn't work with the 1931 home anymore. The Keanes, who had lived in France for several years and were smitten by its architecture, were in Paris when they contacted architect Richardson Robertson III.
(M Magazine, 4/1/2011)
Producer-director McG talks about his Newport Beach roots, making the hurdle from music videos to directing feature films and how he wants Wonderland to eventually own its content.
(M Magazine, 4/1/2011)
More than a year after being rebranded, budget charter JetSuite is expanding its fleet of Embraer Phenom 100s while it muscles into the Western market.