Writer for Hire
A former staff reporter for the Wall Street Journal, Joe Bousquin has more than 25 years of journalism, editing and publishing experience. As principal of American Editorial Services in Chico, California, Joe provides complete editorial and content solutions to publishing, corporate, real estate and government clients.
Joe holds a master’s degree, with honors, from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia. He speaks German fluently, and has an ear for modern German business language.
An avid whitewater kayaker, he spends his free time exploring the rivers of the Sierra Nevada mountains.
California Solar Mandate
Short Term Rentals
Rent Control Policies
Rx for COVID-19's Impact
The War on Waste
(Neal Finalist 2020)
School Construction Costs
Is Student Housing's
California Housing Costs
Zero Net Energy Homes
Modular's Developing Advantage
The Big Dig: Four Builders
Trying to Shed Debt
Miami Condo Conundrum
To the River, To the Sea
At American Editorial, we create content that supplements the efforts of your in-house staff. By taking on the special sections and content you need in your publications, but don’t have the resources to produce internally, we let your editorial staff do its job, while creating revenue potential for your ad sales team.
Through the development of special supplements to your publications’ regular issues, we create opportunities for your sales staff to sell targeted ads at higher margins, without overstretching your in-house writers, or compromising your editorial integrity.
With journalists and writers who have worked for some of the nation’s leading publications, including the Wall Street Journal, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, Men’s Journal and TheStreet.com, American Editorial’s content is top notch, and will make your publication shine.
Even the best writers can benefit from a good editor. Whether you need basic proofreading, or substantial editing and re-writing, American Editorial will help you find the right words for your project. Without drowning out your voice, we’ll make your words sing, while delivering an effective message to your audience.
Have a PowerPoint presentation, corporate report or special sales letter that has to hit the mark? Let American Editorial find the perfect phrase to close the deal. From business plans, annual reports and brochures to Web copy, tag lines and teasers, no job is too big or too small.
MARKETING & CORPORATE LITERATURE
At American Editorial, we go beyond full-color brochures and bright Web sites. Because we’re journalists by training, we strive for substance, not marketing fluff. That brings credibility and meaning to your message.
Through case studies, industry white papers and technical reports, we give your marketing collateral the weight it needs to win over your most skeptical prospects. Our writers are pros at interviewing subject matter experts to capture the essence of a complex project or product, and then relaying that message in terms customers can understand.
For marketing materials and testimonials with meaning, let American Editorial create content that raises the level of dialogue. We'll tell your story convincingly, and help others understand your business with clarity and conviction so they see the value you bring to the table.
With all the free tools available on the Web today, anyone can slap up a Web site, right? Well, yes. And that’s the problem.
It takes more than just a laptop and an Internet connection to create a sophisticated, professional Web site that communicates a serious business image to your customers.
American Editorial’s team of trained designers and copy writers will create a search-friendly, professional and function-rich site for your business, at a fraction of the cost you’d pay a big agency.
Let us handle the behind-the-scenes details -- and copy writing -- for you. After an initial consultation, we’ll create all the content you need for a legitimate Web presence, while making a lasting impression on your customers.
Best of all, we won’t walk away after it’s built. We put in the time to maintain your site on an ongoing basis -- while keeping its content up-to-date -- so it's always fresh and timely.
As award-winning writers and editors within the industry, American Editorial’s consultants “get it” when it comes to telling the real estate story.
Whether it’s attracting residents to your multifamily property, highlighting your contribution to a development deal, or presenting a product or service to other real estate professionals, American Editorial speaks your language.
Sprechen Sie Deutsch? Ask about our German-to-English business translation services. Specializing in making your PowerPoint sing, we can help you get ready for that big presentation to land your English-speaking clients.
HANSON SKI BIKES
Launching any business can be a long, hard slog, especially when you’re trying to create a new industry at the same time. By turning to Joe Bousquin and American Editorial Services to develop the business and marketing plans for Hanson Ski Bikes, I was able to launch my company, while telling the ski bike story to the world. Joe’s contribution didn’t just end when he delivered our exhaustively researched and clearly written business plan, though. He’s been a great partner for us ever since, providing ideas, support and encouragement at every step along the way.
Founder, Hanson Ski Bikes
GREEN BUILDER MAGAZINE
When it comes to telling the business story behind the real estate industry, Joe Bousquin is part of a small, elite group of writers who just get it—and he makes his deadline every time. When I have a particularly complex or difficult story to tell, I turn to Joe and American Editorial Services. I'm always surprised by what I learn when I get the finished article – aspects of the story I never knew were there, told in a way that's a joy to read.
Editor in Chief, Green Builder
CREATIVE AND PROMOTIONAL CONSULTANT
Working in the world of corporate finance, it's often challenging to explain various aspects of the investment process. Joe Bousquin and American Editorial Services helped tell my client's story in a way that was entertaining, and easy to understand. Joe was extremely open to collaboration, and his work always came in on time, and in great shape.
Creative and Promotional Consultant