Sunday, December 27, 2009

The proverbial wisdom of Dilbert

"Even a fool is thought wise if he keeps silent, and discerning if he holds his tongue." -- Proverbs 17:28 (NIV)

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Buy my e-book: The Easy Budget

It's time for resolutions, and one of of the best is wise money management. My new e-book, "The Easy Budget: How to Always Have the Money You Need" teaches you how to allot your income into various categories so that you always have funds when you need them.

There's a Food budget, a Clothing budget, Entertainment and more. You never spend too much on clothing and then don't have enough for food.

The 10 page e-book can be downloaded onto your computer or handheld reader, such as a Kindle or Nook. It costs only $3.50 -- and that's easy on your budget.

Support independent publishing: Buy this e-book on Lulu.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Resume for writer, copy editor, photographer Greg Richter

To find a position using my writing, editing and/or photography skills in a creative environment that will benefit the company and my own growth.

Greg Richter
grichter64 (at) yahoo (dot) com
734-6960 (area code is 256)

Work Experience
Copy editor
12/1995 - Present The Birmingham News, Birmingham, Alabama
  • Go-to guy on tight deadline stories. Edit, write captivating headline and get it to the page designer super-fast. Create enticing headlines in increasingly skinnier column widths that sell the story in the print edition, and write Search Engine Optimization (SEO) heads for the online edition that bring in Google hits from outside our normal coverage area.
  • Write feature stories and do a weekly compilation of what publications outside the state are saying about Alabama. Using eye-catching copy, this column has grown in popularity. Feature story on the worldwide popularity of the song “Sweet Home Alabama” is now supported by a blog, which brings in readers worldwide.
  • Outside Looking In: (Google “outside looking in” and “birmingham news” for recent examples.
Freelance writer, editor, photographer
  • “Jesus in Alabama – And Everywhere Else: Images of the Name”: A photo blog on images of the name Jesus painted on the sides of businesses, as graffiti on roads, etc. (Also under pseudonym Owen Tew).
  • Photography can be seen at
Copy editor, Page designer
10/1991 - 12/1995 The Decatur Daily, Decatur, Alabama

Reporter, Photographer
8/1988 - 10/1991 Daily Mountain Eagle, Jasper, Alabama

Reporter, Wire editor
5/1986 - 8/1988 The Cullman Times, Cullman, Alabama

University of Alabama at Birmingham/Journalism, Birmingham, Alabama
  • President's List
Southeastern Bible College/Biblical Studies, Birmingham, Alabama

Additional Info
  • Multiple statewide writing awards from The Associated Press and the Alabama Press Association, including for deadline news, feature writing and headline writing. Won best headline of the year at The Birmingham News three times and best headline of the month numerous times. Received management training from current employer. Placed on a team assigned to find ways to cut costs, and many of our ideas were implemented.
  • Board of directors for The Cullman County Historical Society. Started a blog for the group, which previously had no Internet presence, and have played a character in the Cemetery Tour for the past three years during Oktoberfest. Chairman of Bus Tour Committee. Member of Finance and Budget Committee and Cemetery Tour Committee.

I will be happy to furnish references upon request.