John Waters
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John Waters

Managing Editor/Writer/Reporter


Calistoga, United States


I am available to build your creative content, write your business letter, flesh-out existing copy, proofread, or manage teams of writers. Most recently I've added posting book and product reviews for Amazon. For more than a quarter century, I have rolled up my sleeves to deliver quality copy to readers and publishers across different platforms including newsprint, magazines, web-based clients, students, and others. As managing editor and general assignment reporter for various publishing companies including Gannett, Pulitzer, Belo, and Lee Enterprises, I have a proven record of accomplishment that includes teamwork and team management. I have produced interesting copy on a ... morehost of subjects from education at the local level; crime; government affairs; courts, lifestyle features, recipes, and technology. I have mentored younger writers and acted as a writing coach and project manager for new and experienced writers. I have authored a short history book using antique photographs for Arcadia Publishing and variously edited and ghostwritten five books since 2011. Most recently, I held a nine-month-long position for an Internet-based enterprise providing more than 100 edited articles of content for Internet users each week by managing teams of writers. I have also used a variety of programs and templates to input content for a variety of Internet-based publishers. New applications are quickly learned. Best of all, I have been a consistent, creative solver of problems. If you have an idea you would like to develop; I am your editor, writer, or content manager. Drop me a line and I will be happy to tell you how I can help you make your point on any virtually any subject or complete you project cost effectively and on time. I am also available on Skype as John Waters Jr. Please note that I no longer accept invitations to write for business or finance readers, SEO-focused work, or self-help-related topic ghostwriting. less

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Work History and Feedback

  • Feb 2013 - Oct 2013

    Editor/Project Manager
    John did an excellent job. He is a pleasure to work with.
    934 hours

  • Feb 2012 - Dec 2012

    PR Article Copywriter

    No feedback given

    19 hours
    $27.78 / hr
    $536.99 earned

  • Mar 2012 - May 2012

    Copywriter Needed
    Very quick to respond. Thanks John!
    7 hours
    $27.78 / hr
    $189.74 earned

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Name Score (out of 5) Time to Complete
Creative Writing Test - Fiction (U.S. Version) 4.60 Top 10% 31 mins
Creative Writing Test - Fiction (U.S. Version) 4.50 Top 10% 30 mins
Advertising Skills Certification 2.65 Above Average 25 mins
English Vocabulary Test (U.S. Version) 4.60 Top 10% 23 mins
Online Article Writing and Blogging Test (U.S. Version) 3.90 Above Average 33 mins
English Spelling Test (U.S. Version) 4.60 Above Average 26 mins
U.S. English Basic Skills Test 4.00 Top 30% 31 mins
U.S. English Basic Skills Test 3.90 Top 30% 25 mins

Work History

78% Job Success
978 hours worked
15 jobs


Less than 30 hrs/week

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