Mark is a freelance journalist with 16 years of experience writing for print publications and the web. Mark has been a Contributing Writer for The Tennessean and The Nashville Scene, institutions with circulations of 200,000 and 100,000 readers respectively. He's placed pieces in national magazines as well. Mark's first published works were short fiction and poetry, and he has written scripts for instructional television programs for educators. He has also written for Demand Studios, Legal Zoom, and Toovia.com.
Mark has written extensively on film, and three essays on Japanese horror films are featured in the upcoming book "Encyclopedia of Japanese Horror" (Rowman & Littlefield). http://tinyurl.com/hccmgln
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"Mark went way beyond to understand the issues. He brought his A game to this project. which resulted in excellent work."
Mark graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Law and has worked in politics, employment law -- as an appeals hearing officer and Equal Employment Officer -- and senior researcher on a legal historical study. His legal expertise extends to legislative analysis and criminal law; he worked as a clerk for a State Supreme Court Justice.
Mark participated in the National Minority Editorial Writers' Seminar, sponsored by the Association of Editorial Writers.
His CV shows a legal and political emphasis, yet doesn't express fully his love for writing, his first love. In addition to his published writing on film and music, Mark is a passionate sports writer and a pithy copy writer.
Mark covered the entertainment beat primarily, writing features, profiles and film and music criticism. He also has experience writing for content providers covering a wide range of topics, including legal writing. His undergraduate work in Psychology makes him a great choice for health related projects. He has demonstrated skill as a copywriter and writes frequently on sports.
He is eager to try subjects outside his field to exercise his research muscles.
Outside of music and film, Mark enjoys college football and professional soccer.
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