Eric Minton

Writer | Editor | Editorial Project Manager

A journalist skilled in interviewing, storytelling, and copy editing; dedicated to thorough research and accuracy; experienced with word processing, graphic design, photography, and website publishing

A writer whose work has appeared in more than 100 newspapers, magazines, textbooks, and government, trade, and association publications

An editor who approaches stories with respect for both the writer and the audience and who mentors as he strives for the highest standards for the end product

A project manager whose success relies on clear vision, solid strategic planning, the agility to adjust to circumstances, cost-efficient resource management, and a commitment to continuous process improvement

Being married to a U.S. Air Force officer, I pursued my career with freelance assignments and contract work while moving to 10 locations over 30 years of my wife's career. This explains what could be perceived as employment gaps.



Senior Advisor, Veteran and Partner Outreach
Vietnam War Commemoration, Arlington, Virginia, April 2022 to July 2023

National Commission Editor

*Awarded the Office of the Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Public Service for "exemplary leadership, commitment, and managerial ability"


Reserve Officers Association of the United States, Washington, D.C., January 2006 to July 2010* (interim editor April–July and November–December 2012; April 2019 to October 2020)

*Awarded the Reserve Officers Association Chairman's Special Award 2008, for "taking charge of all aspects of The Officer Magazine and providing ROA and the membership a high quality, professional magazine"

Copy Editor

Institute of Land Warfare, Association of the U.S. Army, Arlington, Virginia, May 2004 to December 2005

Freelance Project Manager

President's Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities, Washington, D.C.

Midwest Living, Des Moines, Iowa,

Off Duty: The Military Leisuretime Magazine, Costa Mesa, California

Horizon: The Magazine of the Arts, Tuscaloosa, Alabama,



Freelance Journalist, June 1984 to present

*Jesse H. Neal Award for Best Subject Related Series of Articles, 1999, Swimming Pool/Spa Age Special Report "Is Our Water Safe?"; National Easter Seal Society EDI (Equality, Dignity, Independence) Award for Print Journalism, 1995, Hemispheres article "Implementing A Can-Do Attitude"

Founding Editorial Director, May 2011 to present

THE LOOP at, January 2001 to October 2003

Assistant City Editor

Anderson (South Carolina) Independent-Mail, June 1989 to May 1992

Staff Writer

Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, May to November 1984

Publicity Director

Oklahoma Theater Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, January to December 1983

Copy Editor and Entertainment Correspondent

The Oklahoman and Oklahoma City Times, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, February 1982 to January 1983

The Sun and Daily Herald, Biloxi, Mississippi, September 1980 to February 1982



President's Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities, Communications Subcommittee, 1997–2001

Military Spouse, U.S. Air Force, March 1982 to October 2008