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Robert L. Eklund
Los Angeles




Freelance writing and editing assignments

Key Talents/Skills

Strong editing skills; have served as editor and managing editor of award-winning corporate magazines and newsletters.
Writing experience in the digital printing, office equipment/computer, natural gas utility, propane distribution, and automotive industries.
Experience handling public affairs and press relations for a world-class astronomical observatory.
Bilingual: fluent in French.



More than 35 years experience in writing/editing/public relations. Self-employed since 1975.. Major assignments:
Managed customer case study writing for Xerox marketing programs.
Managing Editor of Xerox customer magazine Benchmark.
Editor of Xerox customer magazine Interface.
Wrote numerous articles for Xerox internal newsletters ConnXtions and Innovation.
Editor of Mazda dealer newsletter Mazda Today.
Editor of Nissan dealer newsletter Parts Power.
Wrote numerous articles for Orange County public relations agency LeAnce & Co.
Managing Editor of Gas Magazine, a Chilton Co. publication.



B.A., Pomona College: French major, English minor.
Certificat d'Etudes Françaises, Université de Neuchâtel, Switzerland.
U.S. Navy electronics training for maintenance of radar and sonar.
Extension courses including investigative journalism, public relations, fundraising, astronomy, and ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics.


Community Activities

Promoting public astronomy awareness through the Mount Wilson Observatory Association, a public-membership support group (Publications Chairman, Programs Chairman, Newsletter Editor, Trustee, and past President).
Taught French in adult schools (Pasadena/Arcadia area).


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