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FR Duplantier

St Louis, Missouri, United States

Email: frd@politickles.com

F.R. Duplantier: Editor/Writer (Journalism, Advertising, Publishing) frd@politickles.com



FREE-LANCE EDITOR/WRITER
November 2001 - present
30+ years' experience in journalism, advertising, and publishing. All projects considered. Quick turnaround. See writing samples at http://www.politickles.com/Bobliography

EDITORIAL DIRECTOR
America's Future, St. Louis, May 1995 - November 2001
Wrote and produced "Behind The Headlines" (http://www.behindtheheadlines.org), a current events commentary
broadcast daily on 100-plus radio stations and published 1-3 times weekly in 500-plus newspapers. Edited bimonthly
newsletter. Maintained website and email lists. Promoted and publicized America's Future. Networked with other policy
groups. Innovations included: redesign of newsletter to improve appearance and enhance content; launching of first
website; introduction of electronic delivery of commentaries; and creation of new feature called "Politickles"
(http://www.politickles.com), political limericks distributed to newspapers and websites and made available to the
public as print and electronic postcards.

HEAD COPYWRITER
Berger & Reed Advertising, New Orleans, January 1992 - May 1995
Created multimedia advertising campaigns for Cox Cable, Baumer Foods, Louisiana Gas Service, et al.

FREE-LANCE WRITER
February 1991- May 1995
Wrote articles for The Education Reporter and other publications.

EDITOR
The New American, Appleton WI, January 1986 - February 1991
Improved look and content of this biweekly national news magazine and personally devised and implemented austerity
campaign to reduce annual production costs by $250,000. Assigned articles, edited manuscripts, oversaw production,
and devised advertising and promotions.

PUBLISHER/FREE-LANCE COPYWRITER
October 1983 - January 1986
Wrote, designed, produced, published, distributed, promoted, and sold several thousand copies of Only in New
Orleans, a collection of cartoons. Created advertising campaigns for Equity Investment Services (real estate),
ThermoChek (construction materials), Loyola New Orleans, and other free-lance clients.

HEAD COPYWRITER
Peter Mayer Advertising, New Orleans, January 1979 - October 1983
Created multimedia advertising campaigns for the Whitney Bank, the Greater New Orleans Tourist and Convention
Commission, Trappey's Fine Foods, and other clients.

REPORTER/EDITOR
June 1975 - May 1979
Edited the bilingual regional newspaper La Gazette des Acadiens, dedicated to the preservation of Cajun culture.
Wrote feature articles and and contributed a comic strip to the Baton Rouge weekly Gris Gris.

PUBLICATIONS
Politickles, Merril Press, 2000.

1000 Behind The Headlines commentaries, syndicated nationwide,1995 - 2001.

100 articles on policies and practices in American public schools, Education Reporter, 1991 - 1995.

50 articles, essays, and reviews, The New American, 1986 - 1991.

Only in New Orleans: 100 Cartoons for Tourists, Allard Mengis Publishing, 1984.

Hike, The New Orleans Transit Game, Boudin Enterprises, 1978.

Monthly articles on Cajun culture, La Gazette des Acadiens, 1976 - 1978.

Also published in Investor's Notebook, The Pragmatist, Movie Marketplace, New Orleans Magazine, New Orleans
Broadcaster, Gris Gris,The Tulanian, PRI Review, Celebrate Life, The Family, Today's Catholic Teacher, Christian
Clippings, Pedantic Monthly, Weyauwega Chronicle, Blake Quarterly, and Theatre Book.

Ezine publications include numerous articles and essays at ToogoodReports.com and various satire and light verse at
fathermag.com, The Implosion, eco-logic online, and InDepthInfo.com.

BROADCASTING
Guest host for "Phyllis Schlafly Live," weekly radio interview program devoted to education, 1998 - Present.

Host of the weekly "Bayou Bob" talk show on WGNU Radio (920 AM) in St. Louis, 1995 -1997.

EDUCATION
B.A. cum laude with honors in English from Tulane University in New Orleans, 1975. Twenty-four hours in the masters
programs at the University of Southwestern Louisiana (1976) and the University of New Orleans (1979).

PERSONAL
50 years old, excellent health, married with six children (aged 6 to 18 years) and numerous pets.

References on request. Writing samples online at www.politickles.com

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: Yes

 

Published works:

Other

  • Politickles: Limericks Lampooning the Lunatic Left
  • Only in New Orleans