Eric J. Lyman

Via San Giovanni Decollato 14 Int. 1 Rome, 00186 Italy

Professional Experience

Experienced Italy-based freelancer specializing in hard news, politics, features, environmental topics, media and entertainment, food, wine, and travel stories. I also write book reviews in my areas of specialty and have experience as a ghost writer. I am multi-lingual, multi-cultural, and well traveled. I live in Rome.


20 Years
20 Years
Other, Specify
10 Years


Environment & Nature
10 Years
10 Years
Other, Specify
20 Years


Magazine - Large Consumer/National magazines
15 Years
Newspaper - National
20 Years
Wire Service
18 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

20 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Zagat Guides (3-5), Wall Street Journal (Europe & US) (3-5), GlobalPost (10+), Misc. media syndicates (10+), The Hollywood Reporter (10+), USA Today (10+), Xinhua news agency (10+), Airline magazines (6-10), Wine & Spirits (1-2), Fodor's Guidebooks (1-2)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. (10+), Various UN agencies (3-5)

Other Work History

Former staffer for Wall Street Journal/Dow Jones and UPI.

Foreign Language Skills

Native English speaker, fluent Spanish, and Italian. Basic knowledge of French


Writers' guild, Italian Journalist Union, Vatican Press Club.

Computer Skills

Micorsoft Office Suite, Max OSX, Windows, basic HTML and web design


Macintosh laptop computer, iPad, 12MP Leica digital camera, digital voice recorder, high-speed Internet connection, mobile Internet connection

Work Permits & Visas

Official permanent work visa for Italy; valid for up to 90 days in other parts of the European Union


Available on request


Lowel Thomas Award (Silver); former fellow with the International Center for Journalists; Achievement Award from Foreign Press Association in Peru, several company-wide honors


Italy Foreign Press Club (Rome), Vatican Press Association, Society of Professional Journalists

Work Samples


(A full selection of writing samples is available by clicking on the above link)