John Hiatt

Valley Forge, PA USA

Professional Experience

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.


20 Years
20 Years
30 Years


20 Years
Business (general)
10 Years
20 Years


Magazine - Trade magazines/publications (B2B)
20 Years
Book Publishing Trade/B2B
5 Years
Advertising agency
10 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

30 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Business21 Publishing (10+), (10+), McMurryTMG (10+), Accounting Technology (1-2), International Business (1-2), American Businesswoman (1-2), Growing Wealth (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.

Foreign Language Skills

Some Italian and Spanish



Computer Skills

Skilled in MS Word and Quark 6.0; Decent in Excel and PowerPoint


laptop, smartphone, tape recorder for interviews, paper & pencil

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



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

Newsletter Writing

(Human Resources 21 4/25/2005)
Cover story on Supreme Court age-bias ruling for B2B newsletter aimed at HR professionals

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.
(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.
( 4/1/2008)
This lead feature appeared in The SaaS Business Advisory newsletter, which targets software companies that deliver on-demand solutions to clients.