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I am a copy editor who has more than 20 years experience in editing newspaper and magazine articles. Much of my career has been spent editing sports copy, but I also am capable of editing non-sports and technical copy.I am an avid sports trivia fan, and a collector of baseball cards. Another hobby I enjoy is genealogy. I believe I have some experience in all three of those areas.

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I have been a sports reporter and/or copy editor since 1979. Worked as both in Stuart, Fla., from 1980 to 1988, serving as assistant sports editor from 1984 to 1988. Have been a sports copy editor at The Tampa Tribune since 1988. I also have edited magazines in the areas of golf, auto racing, soccer, and information technology.

Received a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Florida in 1979.

Was a 12-time winner from 1982 through 1988 in Florida Sports Writers Association writing and design contests. I served as president of the Florida Sports Writers Association in 1989-90, and served as first vice president (1988-89) and second vice president (1987-88).

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2016-07-22 Political Bias:

Some news organizations run stories that are basically fact checkers and impartially examine what a candidate says. Some news outlets also have what's called an ombudsman, who examines how newspapers and

2016-07-21 Political Bias:

I don't have exact figures on that, but I would have to say that ever since there have been political candidates -- in the United States and elsewhere -- there have been accusations of political bias.

2014-06-12 improving:

Don't limit yourself to reading newspaper articles. Read everything you can get your hands on to develop a style of your own. But yes, keep reading news stories to see how they are constructed. Yes, it

2014-06-06 how long will it take?:

Not sure what the question is asking. Are you asking how long it would take before a newspaper hired you to work after practicing your writing? If so, then it really depends on the newspapers. But if you

2014-06-05 how long does it take a pro to write an article ?:

That really depends on how long of an article it is going to be, and what the deadline constraints are. If it is a deadline story, it might have to be done in less than an hour, so speed is imperative


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