Background & Business
John Haakenson (your humble editor) has been in the publishing business for more than 30 years. His background includes five years as a newspaper reporter and columnist, seven years as a writer and manager for entertainment publications, seven years as a college textbook editor, and ten years in the high school testing field. A Minnesota native and graduate of St. Cloud State University, he recently moved back to the Twin Cities after spending 20 years in the wilderness (Texas).
- Sports, politics, education, and entertainment reporting for The Dallas Morning News and other Texas newspapers
- Celebrity interviews and columns for television magazines
- Supervision of proofreading, copy editing, and design at Harcourt Brace, the world's second-largest college textbook publisher
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