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Bob Baker

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Bob Baker

Freelance Writer, Editor and Writing Coach

Biography

Bob Baker is a freelance writer, editor and writing coach. He was a newspaperman for 34 years, the last 26 as the Los Angeles Times, which he left in 2004. At The Times, Mr. Baker was reporter, deputy metro editor and the papers first full-time writing coach. He is the author of Newsthinking, a book on mental organization for journalists, and co-author of Burn, Baby! BURN!-the autobiography of legendary R&B DJ Magnificent Montague. Mr. Baker, a 1970 graduate of Cal State Northridge, has conducted scores of seminars and lectures at newspapers, universities and conferences on topics ranging from "Why Stories Break Down" to "How to Manipulate Your Editor." His website is www.newsthinking.com.

3325 Keeshen Drive
Los Angeles  California  90066
United States
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(310) 319-9827

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