Resume

James is a special man with unique talents to accomplish purposeful works. – Dr. Frank King, The Healing Revolution

Thank you for being used in my life to complete the story of grace and redeeming power! I am forever thankful! – Victor Marx, With God, All Things are Possible

With a focused, conscientious, and comprehensive approach, James’s ability to listen and understand his audience always results in an engaging story. – Andrea Dedman, King Bio

Many thanks to my writing collaborator, James Werning. – Pastor Paul Sheppard

JAMES M. WERNING — RESUME
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Asheville, North Carolina

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MAIN AREAS of EXPERIENCE and EXPERTISE

 Ghost writing, editing and research for print and web (20+ years)
 Script writing in a fluid, conversational voice (20+ years)
 Interviewing people to uncover their most compelling stories (20+ years)
 Producing and editing audio/talk radio (20+ years) and video (10+ years)
 Website concept, design and content creation (10+ years)
 Proficiency in Pro Tools, Adobe Premiere Pro, Vegas Pro and Microsoft Office
 Experience and proficiency in both Chicago and AP writing styles.

WORK HISTORY

FREELANCE WRITER and PRODUCER (Since 1996)
FOX & FIDDLE PRODUCTIONS (formerly PEACEDUDE PRODUCTIONS LLC), ASHEVILLE, NC and COLORADO SPRINGS, CO
Authored Finding Intentional Community; Your Journey Home (Wipf & Stock Publishers, 2017). Currently writing books for Pastor Paul Sheppard of Destined for Victory, as well as a novel exploring themes of justice and fair trade, challenging the “America first” worldview. Wrote articles that appeared on sites that include USAToday.com, Chron.com, AZCentral.com and SfGate.com. Wrote scripts for the 90-second Focus on the Family daily radio commentary. Wrote books, monthly newsletters, website content, technical handbooks and a business plan. Produced half-hour daily radio broadcasts. Wrote radio scripts and commercials. Edited audio for radio broadcasts. Wrote, produced and edited video features. Created graphics, brochures and web pages, using Photoshop, Gimp, InDesign, HTML, CSS, flash media and other design tools.

WRITER and MEDIA PRODUCER (2013-2014)
KING BIO PHARMACEUTICALS, ASHEVILLE, NC
Ghost-wrote The Healing Revolution, by Frank King. Wrote, produced and edited animated and talking-head videos. Supervised writing staff, overseeing the production of press releases and professional medical journal articles. Wrote newsletters and articles for print and web (www.drkings.com). Researched health topics. Refined SEO strategy. Co-wrote Power Point presentations. Produced BlogTalkRadio.com broadcasts that never aired.

MANAGER and FOUNDER (2009 to 2014)
FOX & FIDDLE BED & BREAKFAST LLC, CANDLER, NC
Operated a bed and breakfast. Greeted and served guests. Oversaw all bookings, promotions, finances, guest relations, maintenance and repairs. Designed web pages, wrote content and regularly updated the website. Managed apartment units and RV sites. Leased acreage for the organic farm. (The bed and breakfast was sold November 2014. See www.foxandfiddle.net/bnb.)

SENIOR PRODUCER, ASSOCIATE & RESEARCH PRODUCER (1987-1995; 1997-2005)
FOCUS ON THE FAMILY RADIO BROADCAST, COLORADO SPRINGS, CO
Supervisors: Rob Kirkpatrick and John Fuller.
Researched, wrote and produced over 600 half-hour radio broadcasts (heard by 1.5 million people in North America daily; an audience of 220 million worldwide). Managed seven producers. Co-trained eight new hosts and co-hosts. Wrote brochures and magazine articles. As Research Producer, obtained permissions, liaised with lawyers, oversaw legal matters and quality assurance for broadcast distribution.

PROPERTY MANAGER (1983-1990)
SGV PROPERTY (TOM SCHABARUM), COVINA, CA
Managed a 14-unit apartment complex with swimming pool. Conducted reference checks, evictions, repairs and cleaning. Wrote procedures and forms. Created an inventory system. Also managed five homes, a pool, a barn and 20 acres of land (1983 to 1988).

CHEMIST (1982-1987)
IOLAB CORPORATION, A DIVISION OF JOHNSON & JOHNSON, CLAREMONT, CA
Supervisor: Dr. Gary Dunks (Iolab was acquired by a Swiss corporation in 1994 and dissolved). Designed and executed chemical reactions. Oversaw laboratory management, chemical waste and inventory. Served on the safety committee. Worked in quality assurance from 1982 to 1984, inspecting lenses, developing new inspection methods and writing handbooks.

OTHER INVOLVEMENTS

 2010–2011, Member, Asheville Chamber of Commerce
 2008-2009, Co-founded Mountain Vista Home School Academy (http://mvhsa.hsd2.org)
 1996-2009, Volunteer for Crossfire Ministry clothing and food bank, Colorado Springs
 1988–96, 2002, earned various public speaking awards, Toastmasters International
 2011 to Present, regularly performs solo piano at the Biltmore Estate, Asheville
 Current North Carolina commercial Class B license with P & S endorsements
 1992 to Present, very active in organic urban farming, with wife Joan Werning

EDUCATION

UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH, EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND
M.Th. in the Ethics of Communications, 1997

WESTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY, MACOMB
B.A. in Liberal Arts, 1989

REFERENCES

Paul Sheppard, Destined for Victory
Fremont, CA 94538
855-339-5500
[email protected]

Dr. Frank King, King Bio, Inc.
3 Westside Drive
Asheville, NC 28806
828-237-4100
[email protected]

John Fuller, Focus on the Family
8605 Explorer Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80920
719-531-3400 x4501
[email protected]

Rob Kirkpatrick, Focus on the Family
719-531-3400
[email protected]

Pat Ryan, radio host 96.5 FM
828-606-8841
[email protected]

Patricia Phillips, Biltmore Estate
828-225-6209
[email protected]

Carter Pounders – Personal Reference
828-242-6673 (c)
[email protected]

ONLINE SAMPLES

 Book and booklets ghost-written for Pastor Paul Sheppard
 The Healing Revolution, by Frank King, ghost-written by James Werning
 USA Today Travel Tips: “Lighthouses of Manitoba” (www.foxandfiddle.net/media/LighthousesManitoba.pdf)
 USA Today Travel Tips: “Walking in Malmo, Sweden” (www.foxandfiddle.net/media/WalkingMalmo.pdf)
 USA Today Travel Tips: “The Landforms in Lebanon” (www.foxandfiddle.net/media/LandformsLebanon.pdf)
 USA Today Travel Tips: “Landforms in Aruba” (www.foxandfiddle.net/media/LandformsAruba.pdf)
 USA Today Travel Tips: “Vatican Garden Tours” (www.foxandfiddle.net/media/VaticanGardens.pdf)
 Chron.com (Houston Chronicle): “How to Make Every Other Row a Color in Quickbooks”
(http://smallbusiness.chron.com/make-other-row-color-quickbooks-template-58013.html)
 Chron.com (Houston Chronicle): “Types of Digital Voice Recorders”
(http://smallbusiness.chron.com/types-digital-voice-recorders-57878.html)
 Chron.com (Houston Chronicle): “How to Make a Grid in GIMP”
(http://smallbusiness.chron.com/make-grid-gimp-54652.html)
 Chron.com (Houston Chronicle): “How to Run Two Hard Drives”
(http://smallbusiness.chron.com/run-two-hard-drives-54641.html)
 King Bio: “Multi-Strain Flu Relief” video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sd647JB8rpc)
 King Bio: “Candida Relief” video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDhpp8JqhP4)
 King Bio: “Candida Diet” video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=prhVsuJgwkg)
 King Bio: “Candida Test” video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uT5BZLNTgXE)
 Fox & Fiddle Inn (old website I created; http://www.foxandfiddle.net/bnb/)
 NOTE that ALL SAMPLES are ALSO accessible from: www.foxandfiddle.net/about/