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David Eide

Writer, Editor with seven years On-line experience in writing, editing,
managing Internet Web sites and writing opinion columns

Orinda, CA
Internet Publishing Company 1996- Present

Built and maintained Internet service for writers, editors, journalists, copy editors, copywriters.
Includes Sunoasis Jobs and Classifieds, Cyber Search, and Sunoasis Jobs Update. Designed and
upgraded the site, procured advertising, customer communications, optimizing for search engines.
Companies that have run ads on Sunoasis include Martha Stewart Omnimedia, MIT, Arthur
Andersen, U.S. Army, and many more.


Maintain Job Log to bring writers and editors the news and information about the media economy and career information.

Answer hundreds of questions about careers for writers, editors, and students.

Editor of C/Oasis, a literary e-zine. Aquire manuscripts, work with writers, establish budget,
implement a variety of ways to represent written material on the Net, promotion and marketing
through mailing lists, directories, announcement lists.

Editor of Sunoasis 2006, a monthly newsletter that goes out to over 4, 400 subscribers. Write all
the articles, do most of the copy editing, marketing, and maintenance. Do extensive research for the
highest level of information about publishing, digital, and print.Write a series of monthly columns for These include The Digital Writer, My Virtual Space, and Events As We See Them.

Communications Consultant
Analyzed the prospects of solar power in the energy mix of United States energy system.
Conducted many interviews with experts in the energy field, including those in state energy offices
and the Electric Power Research Institute. I wrote for Strategic Planning for Energy and the
Environment Magazine.


Wrote "Update on Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion"
Wrote "Bright Prospects on Wind Energy"
Wrote "ERIP and ICP: Two Government Programs to Help Energy Inventors"
Chaired the Alternative Energy Session of Globalcom '92

WRITER Jan. 1975-Present
A writer of prose, fiction, and poetry over several decades.


Short story collection, "In the Provinces of the Republic."
Poetry collections: Light is a Hard Object; 1991; Upper Falls; Night Thoughts; Parables

Other Employment:
1990- 1990 US Department of Commerce
1981-1983- BML Electro Coating
1979-1980- Alta Bates Hospital
1978- 1979 Computer Component Corporation
1976-1977- The Writers Exchange
1973-1975- Pacific Telephone Company


June 1972 California State University at Sacramento Sacramento, CA
B.A., Journalism, Minor: English literature
GPA: 3.0, Major GPA: 3.0. A staff writer for Undercurrents, campus magazine.

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Copywriting Career Information

On the Sunoasis Career Development page there is a good summation of what the career entails, along with useful links.


COPYWRITERS write the words used in advertisements for newspapers, radio, television, magazines, and other media. Copywriters may also write publicity releases, promotional or informational booklets, sales promotion materials, or they may work on merchandising campaigns. They…


Posted on July 17, 2009 at 1:34pm

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Students shouldn't be discouraged from going into journalism despite all the gloomy news. This article from Online Journalism Review surveys how Journalism schools and departments are accommodating an increasing interest in journalism and writing to the changing realities of the journalism…


Posted on July 17, 2009 at 1:29pm

Writing Resources

There's a Writer Resource page on that may be useful to people. These were links accumulated when I did the newsletter. It is rich on writing organizations so if you're looking for something like that take a look!


Posted on July 14, 2009 at 2:14pm

Updating Sunoasis Market Database

I'm in the process of updating the writer guideline database at Sunoasis Markets. These are the first batch. Go ahead and check the other links if you want. Some will be broken most will be working. If the page is a #404 go to the home page

and find the writer guidelines. It's sometimes on the masthead or in Contact or About sections.

If there are publications that should be added just let me know.…


Posted on July 14, 2009 at 2:07pm

Comment Wall (134 comments)

At 1:05pm on June 18, 2008, Suzanne Griffith said…
Thanks, David,

I invited a couple of friends. You're in big trouble now ;-)

At 10:37pm on June 19, 2008, dei said…
Hello David,
Thank you so much for the warm welcome. Appreciate it greatly.
At 3:25pm on June 20, 2008, Jenifer D'Elia said…
Thanks! I'm happy to be here.
At 11:28am on June 23, 2008, Elizabeth King Humphrey said…
Thanks! Glad to be a part and wish you continued success.
At 10:15pm on June 23, 2008, Gina-Marie Cheeseman said…
Thanks, David!
At 12:58pm on June 24, 2008, Dustin M. Wax said…
Thanks, David. It looks pretty cool, so far.
At 5:06am on June 25, 2008, Jackie Papandrew said…
Thanks David!
At 7:13pm on June 26, 2008, Christine Sostarich said…
Thanks David, I've been enjoying your efforts for years.
At 5:38am on June 27, 2008, Sally Bahner said…
David, I don't know if you remember me, but about 10 years ago I responded to a SunOasis ad looking for dog and cat writers. As a result, I wrote the prospectus for and was founding editor of the Whole Cat Journal. The publication lasted about 4-5 years, but it established my identity as a cat/pet writer. Today I am editor of two weekly newspapers (and contribute to others in the chain), plus I write for a Connecticut-based pet newspaper. In addition I speak on cat care throughout the area, give classes on cat care through local adult education, appear on the radio as a cat behavior expert and offer feline consultation services.
I really believe that all of this stems from answering that one little ad.
At 1:52pm on June 27, 2008, Deborah Bishop said…
Thanks, David! I appreciate your kind welcome. I've got a few irons in the fire right now, but will jump in with both feet as soon as is humanly possible.

You're a great innovator and a true inspiration. Best of luck to you in this new endeavor.

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