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John Strassburger | Elance
 
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John Strassburger

Your thoughts and your words--made even better
   United States
  |   Healdsburg, CA

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Minimum Hourly Rate $15

My experience and talents make me most qualified to write about animal training and care, about agriculture, about wildlife or the outdoors, and about environmental or historical conservation and preservation. But I'm best known in my field for my ability to clearly and convincingly express my opinion about a variety of subjects. And I've spent the last 25 years of my life editing and proofreading manuscripts by writers with passion and knowledge but little understanding of presentation, grammar or spelling. I often tell people that if you...

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U.S. English Chicago Style Editing Skills Test (For Writing Professionals)
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John Strassburger was the editor of The Chronicle of the Horse, America's only weekly horse sports newsmagazine (founded in 1937), for 20 years.There, he edited 20-25 articles per week (also selecting photos and writing captions), wrote roughly 45 Commentaries per year, covered competitions around the world, wrote profiles and other feature articles, and wrote or edited 5 books. He retired in 2006 to start his own writing and editing company. He has written or edited 4 books since then (including a collection of his favorite Commentaries while at the Chronicle)and is the Performance Editor of the Horse Journal, writing monthly columns, articles and editorials.He and his wife also operate a horse-training business, and since 2007 they have professionally handled the publicity and media relations for three major equestrian events in California.John's non-profit experience includes editing the quarterly Sonoma County Horse Journal, being the President of the Land Trust of Virginia of the Land Trust of Virginia for three years, and being a member of the Executive Committee of the Equestrian Land Conservation Resource since 2006. John's primary areas of writing and editing expertise are in animal subjects (domestic animals, livestock or wild animals), history, or historical or ecological preservation.

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Employment

The Chronicle of the Horse
editorial staff member; editor-in-chief
1982 - 2006

Education

Dickinson College
bachelor of arts, American Studies
1978 - 1982
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