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Jon L

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Last Login 9/28/2016
Location Long Beach, CA
Education College Diploma
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Summary of Experience
Jon has been working in editorial since 1991, with a few years off for market research/intelligence projects and reports. He's been an editor and writer at B2B publications in print, websites, blogs, e-newsletters, and video production. Most of his career has been spent in publications covering automotive, transportation, and mobility markets. Coverage has included automakers, auto dealers, fleet management, car rental, used vehicles/remarketing, and advanced technologies shaping mobility. In recent years, he's been the editor of Green Auto Market, which covers electric vehicles and alternative fuels. He has written a white paper on self-driving cars, and a book on Uber and the revolution taking place in urban mobility. In market research/intelligence, he's written studies on the electric vehicle market in China, a municipal fleet's sustainability program, and car rental companies expanding in global markets.
Specialties
news writing, feature writing, editing, Wordpress, readership reports, video editing, blogs and social media, surveys and analysis, consumer and B2B market trend analysis
Interests
clean transportation, mobility, ridesharing, movies, rock music, travel, environmental issues
Education
Cal State Long Beach journalism, bachelor's degree

Jon earned a second bachelors degree (the first in political science) with an emphasis on magazine writing and editorial services.


Honors and Awards
Magazine of the Year Jon was the executive editor of a business publication covering chauffeured transportation in business travel and leisure. Years before that, he'd won the same award as the editor of the company's auto rental magazine.

Certificates
leadership training Achieve Today
Leadership training through course curriculum, coaching, and business plan development with Achieve Today in 2014.

Projects by Industry
Auto

Jon has written for and edited business publications in automotive covering new and used vehicle sales; used vehicle valuation trends; dealer operations and marketing; fleet management; alternative fuel and electrified vehicles; car rental; and digital marketing. He's also been involved in market research studies including consumer and B2B surveys, and market intelligence reports on global markets and the regulatory environment.

Projects by Asset Type
Article

Jon has written hundreds of news stories and feature articles, primarily for B2B publications and a few consumer media articles. Topics include auto industry trends, transportation and mobility, alternative fuels and electrified vehicles, dealer management, fleet management, used car trends, and "new media" marketing.

Newsletter Content

Jon offers years of experience in writing and editing newsletters reaching stakeholders and decision makers in automotive, transportation, and mobility. In recent years, he's put out daily and weekly e-newsletters using content management systems such as WordPress and distribution systems such as Constant Contact. He's also worked with advertisers/sponsors on banner ads and content marketing - including guest editorials, video interviews, news announcements, reader surveys, and monthly readership reports with analysis.

White Paper

He's written white papers for clients who want to bring education and analysis of key market and regulatory trends to their peer communities. That's included how companies can set up emissions tracking reports on their fleet vehicles, and what autonomous vehicle testing will mean for automakers, technology companies, and regulators in coming years.

Projects by Writing Style
Journalistic

He's written several feature articles, news stories, and white papers over the years. Jon has also written a book recently published on Kindle called, Tales of UberMan: An auto journalist shares his Prius with savvy riders. You can view the beginning of a press release below that he's written for the recent launch of the book.

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