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John E
Writer #31291
Jupiter, FL
Joined 4/23/2019
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After John retired as an I&T professional in 2009, he began writing extensively. An essay and some short fiction have appeared in online publications. Since 2013, he has written about 60 500-600 word articles about local history for the ABC Newspapers, a set of three papers distributed in several towns in Anoka County, Minnesota. Since January, 2019, he has written blog posts of 700-900 words for HOM Furniture, a Minnesota regional furniture company.
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Specialties

Furniture, home design, local history, retirement.

Interests

Bicycling, pickleball, square dancing, all types of writing.

Education

University of Virginia

John completed his degree in psychology with four years out for service in the Air Force.

University of St. Thomas

John pursued an evening program taught mostly by members of the Twin Cities business community and oriented toward full-time business employees.

The Loft Literary Center

John joined The Loft, a literary consortium in Minneapolis, and took 10-15 classes in faction, non-fiction, memoir, writing, and revision.

Home Living

47 Projects Completed

John writes web content for HOM Furniture, a Minnesota-based regional furniture company. These 700-900 word posts address home design topics such as patio furniture, spring decorating, setting up a media room, working with a small bedroom, brightening a home. He incorporates SEO keywords and writes these in an informal, upbeat style to appeal to audience made up mostly of young and middle-aged women. He has also completed orders for WriterAccess on topics such as bedroom design, dining room tables and childproofing a home.

Non Profit

0 Projects Completed

As a volunteer for the Anoka County Historical Society, John has written about 60 articles that have appeared in the Anoka (Minnesota) Union and its sister publications. These address aspects of local history, most from the late 20th century but some going into the early 20th century and even the 19th. Most of these involved research in archived newspapers. Some topics are local crimes, the community in wartime, an effort to relocate the metropolitan airport, fund-raising for and construction of local hospitals. Articles were 500-600 words and some topics spanned several articles.

Blog Post

121 Projects Completed

John has written 25 posts for a furniture retailer's web site as well as over 30 WriterAccess posts on topics such as home design, apartment living tips, product highlights, business practices and home improvement services. He seamlessly includes SEO keywords and tailors his writing style to the target audience.

Web Page

13 Projects Completed

John writes web content for HOM Furniture, a Minnesota-based regional furniture company. These 700-900 word posts address home design topics such as patio furniture, spring decorating, setting up a media room, working with a small bedroom, brightening a home. He incorporates SEO keywords and writes these in an informal, upbeat style to appeal to audience made up mostly of young and middle-aged women.

Article

6 Projects Completed

As a volunteer for the Anoka County Historical Society, John has written about 60 articles that have appeared in the Anoka (Minnesota) Union and its sister publications. These address aspects of local history, most from the late 20th century but some going into the early 20th century and even the 19th. Most of these involved research in archived newspapers. Some topics are local crimes, the community in wartime, an effort to relocate the metropolitan airport, fund-raising for and construction of local hospitals. Articles were 500-600 words and some topics spanned several articles.

Newsletter Content

1 Projects Completed

John wrote an article, entitled "When I Grow Up," for The Loft Literary Center's online newsletter. It describes his decision to retire from his career in I&T and his plans and hopes for life beyond retirement. It is written in a serious yet approachable style suitable to a literary publication.

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