MIKE KESSLER | writer + editor | Los Angeles, California

In the last few years I’ve freelance-edited a couple of stories for 5280 and Matter, one of which became a segment for Last Week Tonight With John Oliver.

In 2010 I did a late-round edit of Tracy Ross’s well-received memoir, “The Source of All Things” (Free Press/Simon & Schuster).

In 2009 I was, very briefly, deputy editor at Orange County-based Entrepreneur magazine. 

From 2006 to 2008 I was articles editor at Denver’s 5280 magazine, where I assigned and edited several departments and features each month, and top-edited the front-of-book and some service packages. One package I edited won the 2007 City and Regional Magazine Award in Leisure Interests, and a handful of articles I edited were nominated for CRMAs.

From 2003 to 2006 I was executive editor at Boulder, Colorado-based Skiing magazine, where I edited the front-of-the-book, features, and service packages, and top-edited a substantial portion of the magazine.

While freelancing from 1998 to 2003, I was editor-in-chief of a custom-published magazine called No Boundaries.

I started my career in fall of 1995 as an intern at New York City’s PAPER magazine. A few months later I moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico, to be an intern at Outside, where I went on to become an assistant editor, and the associate editor of the magazine’s annual Buyer’s Guide.

phone: 323.248.1492
© 2018 Mike Kessler

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