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A long-time writer and editor with a diverse background, I originally hail from the East Coast though I've lived most of my life in California. Currently operate a home-based writing and PR company, Pineapple Creative, with my wife Kathy.

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Copywriting Richmond, CA
Editor Richmond, CA
Writer/Travel Writer Richmond, CA
More About Me
Reading, travel, watching television, experiencing new places and things, playing my acoustic guitar, creative writing.
Work Experience:
September 2003 – Present
Pineapple Creative/El Cerrito/Richmond CA
Overseeing the editorial aspects of a small communications company, I focused on helping non-profit companies and individual businesses with all manner of writing projects. From writing and editing website content to brochure copy to fundraising letters, my focus was on getting key information across in a compelling manner. Also served as the official Travel Expert for eHow, a popular ‘how-to’ website, and have been a regular contributor to the travel trade magazine Smart Meetings.

August 2000 – August 2003
Standard & Poor’s/San Francisco, CA
Editorial Manager
Supervised editorial output onto S&P's internal electronic publishing system, which transmits financial analyses onto the Internet and to various wire services. Managed the editorial production of a staff of bond analysts, primarily in the municipal bond sector. Ensured the timely, error-free dispersal of numerous multi-million dollar bond rating analyses on a daily basis, using a complex in-house software system known as linX.

October 1996 – July 2000
American Booksellers Association/Tarrytown, NY
Senior Associate Editor/Marketing Services Manager
Wrote and edited feature and breaking news articles on the business of bookselling; these pieces were featured in the association’s trade newsletter, Bookselling This Week, and also showcased on the ABA’s website, A key accomplishment was the creation of the ABA’s weekly email gazette, ABA Flash, and I also played a key part in launching the nationwide Book Sense marketing program for independent bookstores. Supervised staff and free-lance contributors, and conducted interviews with prominent member booksell
UC Santa Cruz, BA in Literature
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Zachary Chouteau is located in Richmond, CA and has the following skills: Copywriting, Editor, Writer/Travel Writer
Writing / Journalism
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Category: Writing / Journalism
I've written brochures, websites, speeches, ads, newsletter pieces and just about everything else you can imagine.
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Years Experience: 10


Category: Writing / Journalism
I'm a superb editor with extensive experience working with contributing writers. My proofreading skills are exceptional, and I work gracefully under tight deadlines.
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Years Experience: 15

Writer/Travel Writer

Category: Writing / Journalism
I've written countless articles, including plenty of pieces in the areas of travel, finance, education, careers and sports.
Relevant Education / Credentials
Years Experience: 12