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Peter John S
Writer #2367
Lenoir, NC
Joined 1/24/2011
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Peter John currently pursues a Master of Theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville. He has an M.S. in Psychology, Media Psychology, an M.S. in Information Systems, and a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies emphasizing History and Creative Writing.

He earned a Colorado Press Association Award for coverage of the Hi Meadow Fire in 2000. From 1997-2008 he reported, edited, and broadcasted on radio in central Colorado. Three-and-a-half years of that he served as the only full-time reporter in the real South Park (no joke). His editorial column, "The View from Pete at 10,000 Feet" reached audiences from near the border of Wyoming to near the border of New Mexico, including Steamboat Springs, Keystone, Breckenridge, Vail, and Winter Park.

His first sale was science fiction with a religious theme, published in a periodical with global circulation exceeding 300,000 in 1990. During the early 1990s he gained prominence as a Pacific Northwest poet, despite a penchant for rhyme and meter as opposed to the free verse so popular at the time.He composed a poem for a significant public monument by request, and organized arts programs which continue today.

During that time he also wrote book reviews for two publications, additionally producing local history columns for one, and local theatre reviews for another.
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Specialties

He specialize in making the mundane pertinent. As a community journalist he covered county government, two town governments, sanitation boards, schools, courts, community events, childbirths, memorials, personalities, businesses, and lost pets -- for starters. He often had to produce most of the news content for the whole paper.

His most current credentialing is in Media Psychology.

Interests

A former Army medic, and recipient of Health Services Command highest peacetime award. In that role he was additionally certified nationally (non-Army) as a hearing conservationist, Field Sanitiation Expert, and EMT.

Eight years working in an independent bookstore. Seven years in hospitality (Red Roof Inn, Vail resorts, Hyatt).

Ten years in journalism, not counting time working for a newspaper in non-writing roles.

He has lived in Korea, UK, and Brazil, speaks Portuguese proficiently, and has some awareness of idiomatic diffeerences between Australia, England, and the US.

He began acting at the age of eight, enjoyed Shakespeare as a high school student, but reads more Tom Clancy now.He served a mission as a Mormon, became Catholic a few years ago, and experimented with a bundle of religions in the interim.

He owns over 3,000 books and utilizes his high speed Internet connection hourly.

His greatest personal interests are history, archaeology, religion, psychology, film and TV, and current events.

Education

Pierce College

Undergrad work to re-establish academic credentials and prepare for a four year school. "W" courses required a writing to pass the course, Peter John took "W" classes for every course that offered the option.

The Evergreen State College

Work included two quarters reconciling oral and written histories of the Puget Sound Indian Wars. Included some community organization projects, and a 300+ page document justifying academic credit for practical experience.

University of Phoenix-Online

Less technical than about the role of IS ina managerial perspective. Entails a general awareness the System Architecture, Strategic Management, and Risk Management.

Walden University

Studies media influences in human response, cognitive states imposed, parasocial relationships, and neurology. Web marketing’s growing "one-fifth-of-a-second" rule began with Peter John's interpreting a scholarly study for a Writer Access client.

Franciscan University of Steubenville

This course of study includes elements of Ancient History and Moral Philosophy

Legal

242 Projects Completed

In addition to work as a salaried journalist, Peter John has gained a substantial client base for such stories here at Writer Access. His years covering courts support his abilities in this market. He only accepts such assignments cautiously with a clear awareness of target market. If a client wants to reach a national market on something like divorce or child custody, as examples, and wants blanket and solid affirmations about what their prospective clients might expect, Peter John will not take such assignments. Details change too much among states and countries.

This number is an estimate. As a community journalist for upwards of 10 years Peter John covered frequent concerns in this field for his community.He has done additional freelance and independent work related to it. Most or all of this work was in hard copy print publications. As almost all of his work, short of poetry, has been has been for contract clients he has few formally by-lined Web based samples to offer.

Entertainment

115 Projects Completed

This number is an estimate. As a community journalist for upwards of 10 years Peter John covered frequent concerns in this field for his community.He has done additional freelance and independent work related to it. Most or all of this work was in hard copy print publications. As almost all of his work, short of poetry, has been has been for contract clients he has few formally by-lined Web based samples to offer.

Politics

102 Projects Completed

Community journalism is all about politics, and not just local issues. Sometimes it seems like anyone ever elected zoning commissioner has presidential intentions.

This number is an estimate. As a community journalist for upwards of 10 years Peter John covered frequent concerns in this field for his community.He has done additional freelance and independent work related to it. Most or all of this work was in hard copy print publications. As almost all of his work, short of poetry, has been has been for contract clients he has few formally by-lined Web based samples to offer.

Education

53 Projects Completed

This number is an estimate. As a community journalist for upwards of 10 years Peter John covered frequent concerns in this field for his community.He has done additional freelance and independent work related to it. Most or all of this work was in hard copy print publications. As almost all of his work, short of poetry, has been has been for contract clients he has few formally by-lined Web based samples to offer.

Humor

51 Projects Completed

He has written humorous stories. His publisher's award for promotion "The Flume: Y2K compliant since 1879" was his idea, but went to the ad designer as the one eligible for the award.

This number is an estimate. As a community journalist for upwards of 10 years Peter John covered frequent concerns in this field for his community.He has done additional freelance and independent work related to it. Most or all of this work was in hard copy print publications. As almost all of his work, short of poetry, has been has been for contract clients he has few formally by-lined Web based samples to offer.

Outdoor/Recreation

51 Projects Completed

Usually related to seasonal safety and wildlife concerns, but often involving conservation and public trails use. About 80 percent of the 2,400 square miles of the county where he was a reporter is public land, mostly USFS and BLM.

This number is an estimate. As a community journalist for upwards of 10 years Peter John covered frequent concerns in this field for his community.He has done additional freelance and independent work related to it. Most or all of this work was in hard copy print publications. As almost all of his work, short of poetry, has been has been for contract clients he has few formally by-lined Web based samples to offer.

Science

50 Projects Completed

Peter John covered a major water issue, which involved awareness of geology, hydrology, Colorado water law, some climatology. He had to describe them enough for common readers to comprehend. Some of his newspaper articles on the issue have since been cited in academic publications chronicling the historic water claim. A presumed meteor (in fact a satellite) crashed in the county where he was a reporter. He had to write background on that -- that is the cover story of it being a meteor.

Peter John has a Master of Science in Psychology. His specialty within that is Media Psychology. He also has a Master of Information Systems.

This number is an estimate. As a community journalist for upwards of 10 years Peter John covered frequent concerns in this field for his community.He has done additional freelance and independent work related to it. Most or all of this work was in hard copy print publications. As almost all of his work, short of poetry, has been has been for contract clients he has few formally by-lined Web based samples to offer.

Music

50 Projects Completed

As a salaried journalist Peter John covered several music festivals.He writes music myself, and plays basic guitar, though not well. He sings in his church choir, and has performed publicly since about the age of three. Most of his friends are musicians and artists, so he throws great parties!

This number is an estimate. As a community journalist for upwards of 10 years Peter John covered frequent concerns in this field for his community.He has done additional freelance and independent work related to it. Most or all of this work was in hard copy print publications. As almost all of his work, short of poetry, has been has been for contract clients he has few formally by-lined Web based samples to offer.

Health

41 Projects Completed

Usually related to promoting advertisers or public emergency services.His medical experience helped with this.

This number is an estimate. As a community journalist for upwards of 10 years Peter John covered frequent concerns in this field for his community.He has done additional freelance and independent work related to it. Most or all of this work was in hard copy print publications. As almost all of his work, short of poetry, has been has been for contract clients he has few formally by-lined Web based samples to offer.

Sports

41 Projects Completed

Peter John's sports writing has largely been covering local high school athletics, and involved more photography than articles. He has written some on Colorado winter athletics (skiing/snowboarding), and has worked as an action photographer at Keystone.

This number is an estimate. As a community journalist for upwards of 10 years Peter John covered frequent concerns in this field for his community.He has done additional freelance and independent work related to it. Most or all of this work was in hard copy print publications. As almost all of his work, short of poetry, has been has been for contract clients he has few formally by-lined Web based samples to offer.

Green Living

40 Projects Completed

Occasional needs for a high range Colorado county -- water conservation ruled.

This number is an estimate. As a community journalist for upwards of 10 years Peter John covered frequent concerns in this field for his community.He has done additional freelance and independent work related to it. Most or all of this work was in hard copy print publications. As almost all of his work, short of poetry, has been has been for contract clients he has few formally by-lined Web based samples to offer.

Spirituality

30 Projects Completed

Peter John occasionally addressed spirituality in his own editorials. He included a page called "The Inner Life" in the weekly newspaper he edited and began, with submissions from all faiths and denominations as well as pagans, wiccas, and Buddhists. He had to know enough to about each to be sure expressions were valid. He atteneded Native American sweat lodges for a year as well.

Peter John currently studies Theology through the Distance Learning program at Franciscan University of Steubenville.

This number is an estimate. As a community journalist for upwards of 10 years Peter John covered frequent concerns in this field for his community.He has done additional freelance and independent work related to it. Most or all of this work was in hard copy print publications. As almost all of his work, short of poetry, has been has been for contract clients he has few formally by-lined Web based samples to offer.

Non Profit

21 Projects Completed

Peter John has worked more in non-profits than he has actually written about them. He co-founded one that endures after 20 years, and worked as assistant to the director of another. He has assisteb in grant writing and designed successful fundraising campaigns. He ran a project which operated for 3 years on a grant from the Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Fund and the Tacoma Arts Commission.

This number is an estimate. As a community journalist for upwards of 10 years Peter John covered frequent concerns in this field for his community.He has done additional freelance and independent work related to it. Most or all of this work was in hard copy print publications. As almost all of his work, short of poetry, has been has been for contract clients he has few formally by-lined Web based samples to offer.

Medical

20 Projects Completed

Peter John has more awareness of this than articles on it indicate. He was an Army Medic in the 1980s, earned an Expert Field Medical Badge (Health Services Command's highest peacetime award), and left the service as a certified EMT. Most of Peter John's writing in the field has been covering medical issues of community interest for common readers.

This number is an estimate. As a community journalist for upwards of 10 years Peter John covered frequent concerns in this field for his community.He has done additional freelance and independent work related to it. Most or all of this work was in hard copy print publications. As almost all of his work, short of poetry, has been has been for contract clients he has few formally by-lined Web based samples to offer.

Hospitality

20 Projects Completed

Occasional advertiser needs while marketing in ski resort towns. In addition Peter John has worked in Hospitality, including five years for Vail Resorts and one year for Hyatt.

This number is an estimate. As a community journalist for upwards of 10 years Peter John covered frequent concerns in this field for his community.He has done additional freelance and independent work related to it. Most or all of this work was in hard copy print publications. As almost all of his work, short of poetry, has been has been for contract clients he has few formally by-lined Web based samples to offer.

Real Estate

15 Projects Completed

Aside from having invested in Real Estate himself, Peter John filled assignements updating websites for Realtors in one of the wealthiest markets in the country (Eagle County, Colo. -- Vail, Beaver Creek). As a journalist he occasionally wrote promotional pieces for advertisers.

This number is an estimate. As a community journalist for upwards of 10 years Peter John covered frequent concerns in this field for his community.He has done additional freelance and independent work related to it. Most or all of this work was in hard copy print publications. As almost all of his work, short of poetry, has been has been for contract clients he has few formally by-lined Web based samples to offer.

Article

2,025 Projects Completed

See "Journalistic" below -- but not limited to that. I just do not want to represent more than I did, so 2000 at the most is a safe bet.

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