Mark E. Heckathorn, Converged Journalist

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A position that will allow me to use my extensive writing, editing, public relations and desktop publishing skills to their fullest.


March 2004-August 2006

Platts, a division of The Mc-Graw Hill Cos.

Associate Editor/US Coal Group, Washington, DC
Associate editor responsible for daily and weekly coal industry publications. Also report on coal industry and transportation issues for other Platts’ newsletters.

August 2000-February 2004

Energy Intelligence Group

Associate Editor/Markets, Washington, DC
Associate editor of weekly natural gas industry publication. Also reported on the Canadian energy industry for 12 weekly and daily energy industry newsletters.

March 2000-August 2000

BOSS Temps

Editor/Desktop Publisher, Bethesda, MD
Provided editing and desktop publishing support on assignments for clients such as ACS Government Solutions Group; FCE Government Technology Group; Prospect Associates; CDM Group; and The Washington Post, in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area.

January 1997-October 1998

The (Harrisburg, PA) Patriot-News

Staff Writer, West Shore Bureau, Camp Hill, PA
Staff Writer, Lebanon Bureau, Lebanon, PA
Beat reporter responsible for covering several school districts and municipalities for the 125,000 circulation daily newspaper.

January 1995-January 1997

The Daily News

Farm Editor/Staff Writer, Lebanon, PA
Editor responsible for weekly farm page and beat reporter responsible for covering several school districts and municipalities for the 24,000 circulation daily newspaper.

April 1993-January 1995

Agrarian Associates Inc.

Appraisal Report Editor, Lebanon, PA
Editor responsible for producing appraisal reports for private, state and federal agricultural fee appraisals.


The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA.
Earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism, print option, and a minor in history.

American University, Washington, DC.
Working toward a Master of Arts degree in Interactive Journalism. Expected graduation date is May 2008.


HTML/XHTML Dreamweaver CSS
Quark Xpress Adobe PageMaker Microsoft Publisher
Adobe Photoshop Aldus Freehand OmniPage
Microsoft Office Suite Corel WordPerfect Suite Keyboarding (65 wpm)
Soundslides Audacity


Available upon request.

Copyright 2007 Mark E. Heckathorn