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J.R. Wilson

Las Vegas, Nevada, United States


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With more than three decades of experience as a professional writer and editor - from newspapers and magazines to United Press International to books, video scripts and TV news - there are very few subjects I have not written about at one time or another.

In that time, I have developed an international reputation for speed, accuracy, versatility and reliability. These are the assets I bring to any new assignment.

A full CV and detailed history are available at

As a fulltime freelancer since 1992, I have written hundreds of articles for dozens of magazines, worldwide. I have had full editorial responsibility for one of those and for three UK-published books on defense and security. I also have co-authored dozens of books on a wide range of topics, from aircraft carriers to nanotechnology, military medicine to sports medicine, Las Vegas shows/restaurants/hotel-casinos to space stations, the USO to homeland security.

During my eight years with United Press International - and as a police and general assignment/features reporter for three metropolitan daily newspapers before that - I also gained extensive experience reporting on politics, retail and corporate business, crime, natural disasters, civil and criminal trials, entertainment, riots, energy, the drug culture and much more. I have covered both college and professional sports, including NASCAR, NHRA, LPGA, hockey, baseball, tennis and even international parachute-jumping. Most of those involved print and radio, as well as some still photography and cable TV news.

I have traveled extensively as a writer, including international airshows in Singapore, Chile, England and Canada, coverage of airports, airlines, space launch operations and defense issues in South Korea, Germany, Mexico, French Guiana and Switzerland, along with everything from Space Shuttle launches to politics to business throughout the United States. In addition to numerous US publishers, I have written for - and in many cases been on the mastheads of - publications in England, France, Germany, Singapore and Switzerland.

Interests: Aerospace, Defense, Computers, Politics, Business, Government, Space, High Technology

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