Articles (Magazine & Newspaper), Autobiographies, Biographies, Columns,
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author is a consummate award-winning professional with more than
40 years of experience in a wide range of media from books,
newspapers, and magazines to television and DVD. Herda is a
former book, magazine, newspaper, photo, and video editor and author
of more than 80 books on a wide range of topics, both fiction and
nonfiction. He has written several hundred thousand short
pieces, including the second most widely syndicated newspaper column
in history behind "Ask Ann Landers." He has also written several magazine columns, short stories, articles,
and corporate and business features and profiles. He has had
two stage plays produced.
A former ghostwriter for Sammy Davis
Jr., Lawrence Welk, Art Linkletter, Ronnie Schell, top CEOs around
the world, and others, he
is president of the American Society of Authors and Writers and a
past member of The Writer's Guild, the American Society of
Journalists and Authors, and the Washington Press Club.
Herda has taught Creative Writing Workshop and
several book editing courses at the college level in Chicago and
frequently mentors working writers and professional acquisitions'
editors on improving their skills.
From the Writer:
"I work only with writers and editors who impress me with
their commitment, and I take on only properties that I believe have a high potential for
extraordinary commercial success."