Writer #5481
Ashburn, GA
4 Star Rating
19 Love Lists
6 Clients
11,000 Words
Ben is a full time newspaper editor/assistant publisher, a post he's held for the past 18 years.

He has worked for newspapers in Nevada, Alabama, Florida and Georgia. He presently works at The Wiregrass Farmer, a small weekly newspaper in South Georgia. In working for these newspapers, he contributed many article to the Associated Press and other newspapers.

He has covered:

- Agriculture

- Politics at the local, regional, state and national levels

- Environment

- Outdoors

- Research

- Courts and law

- Law enforcement

- Society, culture and living

- Food and cooking

- Manufacturing and heavy industry

- Celebrities

- Banking and finance

- Technology and computers

- Professional, amateur, college and high school sports

- Other areas of feature writing

He has 28 years experience in the newspaper industry. His writing credits are in newspapers, magazines and websites across the globe. He has received more than 100 state, regional and national awards for his work in the communications field.

Experienced in the world of public relations, Mr. Baker often crafts PR for a variety of companies and publications.

Highlights

Orders
18
Last Login
12/9/16
Elite Skills
5
Samples
16

Ben B's Agriculture Industry Experience

100 Projects Completed

Ben grew up on a farm and covers the ag industry for his newspaper. He has received awards from the agriculture industry for his communications work.

When working on the daily newspaper, The Tifton Gazette, Ben was the agriculture reporter. He has covered the Georgia Peanut Commission, the Georgia Tobacco Commission, the Georgia Cotton Commission, the Watermelon Commission and has written extensively about the state and the federal agricultural experiment stations in Tifton.

He is not an active row crop farmer today but does own some 300 acres in South Georgia. Two-thirds are leased for tilled cultivation and the other third is in timber.

He maintains close contact with AG R&D and Promotion Commissions in the state of Georgia.

Industry Projects

  • Outdoor/Recreation1,000+
  • Politics1,000+
  • Government500+
  • Publishing500+
  • Manufacturing500+
  • Spirituality100+
  • Agriculture100+
  • Hardware100+

Summary of Industry Experience

Outdoor/Recreation

Ben is a lifelong outdoorsman and writes frequently about the outdoors for a number of publications. His first article appear in Alabama Game & Fish when he was in college. Over the years he has had many articles published by Game & Fish Publications.

He concentrates on hunting and fishing in the South and further specializes in predator and hog hunting and bass and catfish angling.

He is a staff writer for Very High Power magazine where he reviews and evaluates .50 BMG rifles.

He is also a longtime handloader and recently began casting his own bullets.

Politics

Ben has a combined degree in journalism and political science. He enjoys writing about the political scene from the local to the international.

His work has appeared in major newspapers across the United States, in the Associated Press and many, many smaller newspapers.

His blog covers a variety of topics, many political in nature.

Government

For the past 28 years Ben has covered politics at the local, regional, state and national level. He has interviewed realistic and non-realistic candidates for every office from President on down.

He routinely interviews government functionaries at all levels, local, state and federal elected representatives. He has the most experience in Judicial, Agriculture and Environmental government offices. He can write about any of the government's functions.

He particularly enjoys writing about state, national and international politics. His blog often concerns itself with politics.

On the political spectrum, Ben is an independent libertarian (small L) and does not identify with any major party.

Publishing

Ben is a regular featured speaker at communications seminars. Some of his work is used in an Australia college. He has written one book on graphic arts.

He has produced a weekly newspaper as editor and assistant publisher for the past 18 years. Most of his career has been at weekly newspapers. He did work for 18 months on a daily paper and a year at a twice-weekly.

He has some experience in producing magazines and recently re-entered this field at the newspaper which now prints specialty niche-market magazines.

He has produced books for a number of authors.

Manufacturing

Ben has covered a wide variety of industry from manufacturing giants like McElroy Metals to local firms.

In Nevada, he covered the solid rocket fuel manufacturing industry and marshmallow making. In Alabama he covered a lead foundry. In Florida he covered the commercial seafood industry from offshore fishing to inshore oyster harvesting.

In Georgia he covers every industry located in Turner County. They are: utility pole makers, agriculture, metal fabrication, lumber and custom wood support construction, metal fabrication and a few others.

Spirituality

Ben is an ordained minister in two denominations and Georgia Department of Corrections certified prison minister. He speaks at any church which will invite him to come.

A pentecostal evangelist, Mr. Baker preaches the Love of God which accepts anyone who will come to Him.

"Just because you sin differently than me does not give me the right to judge you," he said.

Agriculture

Ben grew up on a farm and covers the ag industry for his newspaper. He has received awards from the agriculture industry for his communications work.

When working on the daily newspaper, The Tifton Gazette, Ben was the agriculture reporter. He has covered the Georgia Peanut Commission, the Georgia Tobacco Commission, the Georgia Cotton Commission, the Watermelon Commission and has written extensively about the state and the federal agricultural experiment stations in Tifton.

He is not an active row crop farmer today but does own some 300 acres in South Georgia. Two-thirds are leased for tilled cultivation and the other third is in timber.

He maintains close contact with AG R&D and Promotion Commissions in the state of Georgia.

Hardware

Ben is a hobby woodworker and a does regional tech support for Trib Publications.

His woodworking is sold under the name Architeuthis. He builds gun cabinets, ammunition chests, coffee tables and end tables with an outdoors theme.

He can also weld and repair automobiles.

On the computer side, Ben has been responsible for the direct purchase of nearly $100,000 in computer equipment for the South Georgia region of Trib Publications' newspaper network.

Product Projects

  • Press Release1,000+
  • Advertisement1,000+
  • Article1,000+
  • Speech50+
  • Script/Video10+
  • Book5

Summary of Product Experience

Press Release

Ben has written uncounted press releases for a variety of clients mostly in the United States. Thanks to the Internet, he is expanding his reach across the globe.

In the past three months, he's penned PR for companies in Germany, Canada, Czechoslovakia, Poland, Great Britain, Australia and Ireland.

His PR has appeared in newspapers, magazines, the Internet, radio and TV.

Advertisement

Ben is the chief designer for The Wiregrass Farmer newspaper. He is totally responsible for the look of Page 1, Page 4, interior news and sports pages. He oversees the layout of other interior pages.

He designs most of the ads sold by the ad staff and oversees production of other ads.

Article

Ben has written thousands of articles on just about any subject imaginable. In the past three months he has written about: Black Forest cuckoo clocks, a Polish gun store, illegal immigration, beauty aids, a New York escort service, a fundraising drive for a woman needing a liver transplant, local and state government meetings and high school sports.

Speech

Ben is a regular speaker at communications, journalism and creative writing seminars around the South. He has spoken to colleagues, college professors, academic and agricultural researchers and public groups.

Ben is also a pentecostal evangelist and routinely speaks before churches and other similar groups.

Ben has spoken to many Civic Clubs over the years on a variety of topics ranging from local politics to writing and communications.

Script/Video

Ben recently joined an outdoors TV show. He purchased broadcast-quality video equipment and has shot several episodes for the TV show. He has experience in front of and behind the camera and was a camera man for a weekly church service broadcast program for two years.

Ben does not do much video editing, but is learning this as well.

Book

Ben has six books in print right now. Two are humor compilations. Two are religious commentary books and two are cartoon books which he illustrated.

He has several more books in the final stages of editing.

Ben has produced, edited and overseen printing of books for several other authors. He also edits other authors' manuscripts.

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