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Ray Grasshoff | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Dec 1, 2011

Ray Grasshoff

Writing and editing to ensure accuracy and clarity
   United States
  |   Austin, TX
  |  8:05 am Local Time

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $50

With more than 32 years of writing, editing, and media relations experience at large and small oganizations, I have the knowledge, skill, and experience to ensure accuracy, consistency, and clarity for your written message.

Formal education as a journalist gave me the ability to explore and investigate almost any topic, and my interests are wide and varied. I've written, published, and marketed two highly regarded nonfiction books, and my formal work experience has given me an insider's knowledge of public and higher education, oil and...

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Service Description

My services are focused on ensuring accuracy, consistency, and clarity for your message to your audience. With those qualities always in mind, I write releases, position papers, and other types of material, as well as edit previously written items, to meet your needs.

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Employment

Self-employed
Author/Writer/Editor/Proofreader
2007 - Present
Author, publisher, and marketer of two non-fiction books; freelance writer, editor, and proofreader.
Self-employed
Writer
1976 - Present
Wrote more than 40 freelance articles in a part-time effort over many years.
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
Dir. of Media Relations; Dir. of Special Projects
1990 - 2007
Handled media relations, including editing and writing reports, news releases, and other documents, and was the professional assistant to Deputy Commissioner at this state agency that oversees...
Texas Department of Health
Information Specialist
1989 - 1990
Assisted with media relations/communications efforts related to radiological safety programs.
Texas Water Development Board
Public Information Officer
1986 - 1989
Oversaw media relations/communication efforts initially; later focused on promotion of water conservation efforts.
Railroad Commission of Texas
Information Specialist/Media Relations
1979 - 1986
Primary news media contact for state agency that regulates the oil and gas, gas utility, and mining industries.
Schulenburg Sticker newspaper
Editor
1977 - 1979
Wrote and edited articles for this weekly newspaper in small town.

Education

Texas A&M University
Bachelor of Arts in Journalism
1973 - 1977
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