THE FREELANCER

 

Curriculum Vitae

J.R. Wilson




 HISTORY

Freelance Writer/Editor (1992- )

President/CEO, Pollux Communications LLC™ (1993- )

Senior Editor, Military & Aerospace Electronics  (2000-03)

Managing Editor/Creative Director, Today's Officer magazine (1992-93)

North American Group Editor, Jane's Information Group (1988-92)

Partner/President, California Sun Stoppers (1986-88)
San Diego-based RV aftermarket manufacturing firm

Public Relations Manager, Cubic Corp (1983-86)

External Relations Manager,McDonnell Douglas Astronautics Co (1979-83)

Reporter/Bureau Chief/Regional Staff Editor, United Press International (1972-79)

Newspaper Reporter (1970-72)
Columbia Missourian

Springfield (MO) Daily News-Leader
Oklahoma City Journal

 


PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS

Web-based Publishing, Electronic Commerce, Aerospace, Defense, Computers, Business, Politics, High Technology, Real Estate, Government, print magazines, Web content, newsletters, newspapers, columns, scripts, editing, teaching

 

 

PUBLISHED WORKS

Magazines, Newspapers

AIR TRANSPORT WORLD  (US): Contributor (1996- )

AEROSPACE AMERICA (US): Regular contributor (1994- )

AEROSPACE ASIA/PACIFIC (Singapore): Senior Correspondent-US (1993-95)

ARMED FORCES JOURNAL  (US): Contributor (1987-2005)

AVIATION INTERNATIONAL NEWS  (US): Contributor (1993-97)

COMPUTER CREDIBLE (US): Contributor (1993-95)

COMPUTER SCENE (US): Contributor (1993-95)

COMPUTOREDGE  (US): Contributing editor (1986-2005)

DEFENSE NEWS (US): Writer (1997-99), Modeling, Simulation & Training Technology Supplement

DESTINATION LAS VEGAS (US): Features Writer (2001-02), Hotel/Casino, Restaurant and Show reviews

FLIGHT INTERNATIONAL (UK): Contributor (1992-93)

HOMELAND SECURITY SOLUTIONS (US): Contributor (2003-04)

INTERAVIA BUSINESS & TECHNOLOGY (Switzerland): US West Coast Correspondent (1992-); North American Group Editor (1988-92 as part of Jane's Information Group)

INTERNATIONAL DEFENSE REVIEW (UK): Contributor (1992-98); Jane's North American Group Editor (1988-95)

ISR JOURNAL (US): Contributor (2003)

JANE'S AIRPORT REVIEW (UK): US West Coast Correspondent (1992-98); Jane's North American Group Editor (1988-92)

JANE'S DEFENCE WEEKLY (UK): North American Group Editor (1988-92)

MILITARY & AEROSPACE ELECTRONICS (US): Senior Editor (1993- )

MILITARY INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY  (US): Contributor (1997-2002)

MILITARY MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY  (US): Contributor (1999-2002)

MILITARY SIMULATION & TRAINING (Germany): Frequent contributor (1986-88)

MILITARY TECHNOLOGY (Germany): Frequent contributor (1986-88)

MILITARY TIMES (US): Columnist (2001-05) Lifestyle Section consumer electronics reviews in Army Times, Air Force Times, Navy Times, Marine Corps Times

MILITARY TRAINING TECHNOLOGY  (US): Contributor (1997-2002)

MISSILES & MUNITIONS (US): Contributor (1997-99)

PARLAY (US): Contributor (1999)

PM NETWORK MAGAZINE  (US): Contributor (2002)

SEA POWER  (US): Contributor (1993-95)

SIGNAL  (US): Contributor (1992- )

SPACE MARKETS (UK): North American Group Editor (1988-92 as part of Jane's)

TRANSPORTATION & DISTRIBUTION (US): Contributor (1997-99)

UNMANNED VEHICLES (UK): Contributor (1996-99)

WASHINGTON NEWS BUREAU  (US): Contributor (2000-01)

Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce Membership Directory 2007 (US): Writer

TODAY'S OFFICER (US): Managing editor 1992-93; a career journal for US military officers, top quality writers and layout design were its hallmarks. Well received by readers, but fell victim to the vagaries of the publishing business and ceased publication

THE TILTED MONITOR™ [aka NOW FOR SOMETHING DIFFERENT  ] (US): Bi-weekly self-syndicated computer magazine column (1982-2005)

 

ONLINE/WEB CONTENT

AEROWEB™ - Editor/Writer/Publisher (1994-98)

COMPUWEB™ - Editor/Writer/Publisher (1994-98)

DEFENSEWEB™ - Editor/Writer/Publisher (1994-98)

MILITARY & AEROSPACE ELECTRONICS ONLINE (2008- )

MySAP - Web content provider (1999-2000)

WiredLounge.com - Content Editor (2000-2003)

THE YEAR IN DEFENSE ONLINE (2008- )

 

OP/ED COLUMNS

The Orange County (CA) Register

San Diego  Union/Tribune

Springfield (MO) Daily News/Leader & Press

 

BOOKS - CO-AUTHOR

[Faircount Media Group, Tampa, FL]

The Year in Computing [2002-2003-2004]

The Year in Defense [2001-2002-2003-2004-2005-2006-2007-2008]

The Year in Energy [2003-2004]

The Year in Government Health [2004]

The Year in Homeland Security [2003-2004-2005-2006-2007-2008]

The Year in Military Education & Training [2004-2005-2006]

The Year in VA & Military Medicine [2003-2004-2005-2006-2007-2008]

The Year in Special Operations [2002-2003-2004-2005-2006-2007-2008]

Army Space & Missile Command: 50th Anniversary [2007]

Army Materiel Command: 50th Anniversary [2004]

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency: 50th Anniversary [2007]

Delivering America : Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of the USO [2002]

The Department of Veterans Affairs: 75th Anniversary [2004]

Duty, Honor, Country: The Bicentennial of West Point [2002]

F/A-22 Raptor: Air Dominance for the 21st Century [2004]

Fifty Years of ACSM: American College of Sport Medicine 50th Anniversary [2004]

Fifty Years of Air Force Space & Missiles: Air Force Space Command 50th Anniversary [2004]

Fifty Years of Excellence: US Air Force Academy 50th Anniversary [2004]

The Modern National Guard - 100 Years of Service [2003]

NASA: 50th Anniversary [2007]

Operation Iraqi Freedom [2003]

Peace Through Strength: Commissioning of the USS Ronald Reagan [2003]

Serving the Army and the Nation: The US Army Corps of Engineers [2004-2005-2006-2007]

Shield of Freedom: US Coast Guard Annual [2003-2004-2005-2006-2007-2008]

Smarter Solutions for a New Millennium: The Official GSA Yearbook [2001]

Special Ops: A Tribute to Special Operations [2003]

Uncommon Valor: The 60th Anniversary of the Battle of Iwo Jima [2005]

Underway on Nuclear Power: 50 Years of the USS Nautilus [2004]

USS Virginia: Official Commemorating Program [2004]

US Army Materiel Command Yearbook [2004-2005-2006-2007-2008]

US Marine Corps: Creating Stability in an Unstable World [2005-2006-2007-2008] 


[Newsdesk Media, Washington, DC]

Strengthening the Armed Forces: 25 Years of GD Land Systems [2007] 


[Woodhead Publishing, Cambridge, UK]

 

BOOKS - EDITOR/CO-AUTHOR

Asian-American Retail Yearbook, Faircount Media Group [2006]

Defence & Security Review 1999, Atalink Ltd., London (December 1998)

Defence & Security Review 1998, Atalink Ltd., London (1997)

Defence & Security Review 1997  (co-publisher electronic edition)

Defence & Security Review 1997, Atalink Ltd., London (1996)

 

BOOKS - AUTHOR

BURY ME NOT ON THE LONE HIGHWAY, Thunder Mountain Press (1994)

ONE IF BY CONGRESS, TWO IF BY WHITE HOUSE, Thunder Mountain Press (1994)

 

AUDIO/VIDEO

Industrial videos/commercials (wrote, produced, directed, edited, narrated); UPI Audio; helped set up, write for and provided on-air talent for UPI NewsTime 24-hour cable news channel.

 


PROFESSIONAL STATEMENT

Founded Pollux Publishing in 1993 to enable freelance writers to take their work directly to the public via the World Wide Web.

 


EDUCATION

Bachelor of Journalism, University of Missouri-Columbia, School of Journalism (1971)

Post-grad,  California State University-Long Beach Graduate School of Business (1981-83)


 

MEMBERSHIPS

Internet Press Guild

American Mensa

HTML Writers Guild

International Association of Home Business Entrepreneurs

Society of Aerospace Communicators

Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce

Indepedent Defence Media Association

 
 
Last updated 11/14/2009