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John H. | Elance
 
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John H.

Expert editor and writer: 20+ years of experience
   United States
  |   Purdys, NY

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Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $50

Thanks to my years of experience as an editor and writer at national magazines and websites, I know what it takes to deliver clear, engaging, and accurate copy on tight deadlines. You can see examples of my work at johnhastings.pressfolios.com.

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Portfolio

A freelance story for the national men's magazine, Men's Health
http://johnhastings.pressfolios.com
A story for the national cooking magazine, Bon Appetti.
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I was lead author of this best-selling diet plan that is still in print.
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A freelance story for the national men's magazine, Men's Journal
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I was the health editor at O, The Oprah Magazine where I wrote and edited hundreds of...
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I’ve written and edited compelling health, fitness, and science stories for magazines, websites, and iPad publications. I’ve held senior editorial positions at O, The Oprah Magazine, Reader’s Digest, Prevention, and Health. I’ve freelanced for magazines such as Men’s Journal, Bon Appetit, and Men’s Health.

Most recently, I developed and launched BodySmart, a weekly health magazine for the iPad. I’m also the author of the diet book ChangeOne and the recently published Healthy Heart Miracle Diet.

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Employment

BodySmart, Nomad Editions
Editor
2010 - 2012
• Developed and launched a weekly health magazine for the iPad. • Recruited nationally renowned experts David Katz, MD, and fitness trainer Michael Gonzalez-Wallace to contribute columns. • Managed...
O, The Oprah Magazine, Hearst
Health Editor
2006 - 2009
• Edited and wrote features, departments, and news stories, and was solely responsible for the health section Bodywise. • Developed, assigned, and edited stories. • Directed a redesign of the...
Prevention, Rodale
Deputy Editor
2004 - 2006
• Edited and top-edited features, investigative stories, departments, and news items. • Completely overhauled the news section of the magazine. • Editor-in-chief of a newsstand-only special issue...
Reader's Digest
Senior Staff Editor
2001 - 2004
• Directed health coverage. • Generated, assigned, and edited features. • Top-edited reprints and news items. • Assigned and edited features on politics, finance, adventure. • One of four senior...

Education

California State University, Chico
Bachelor's Degree, English
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editing
reporting
website
magazine
book
publishing
academic writing
proofreading
copy-editing
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