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Bio (click to expand) As a staff reporter-turned-freelance journalist, Anna Pratt, who lives in Minneapolis, Minn., has ventured into garbage houses, spent the night in a homeless shelter and witnessed a fistfight in a church basement, all for various stories. Her byline has appeared in the Star Tribune, The Line, the Southwest Journal, the Minnesota Independent and several suburban and community papers, web publications and broadcast media in the Twin Cities. Pratt is active with the Society of Professional Journalists' freelance community and she serves as the treasurer for the award-winning Minnesota Pro Chapter of SPJ.

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Paul Grayson

Specializes in: Profiles, Business, Education, Technology, Science

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American Industrial Magic, LLC
390 4-Mile Rd. S.
Traverse City, MI  
Phone: (231) 883-4463
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Work has previously appeared: Unpublished, National Daily Newspaper, Trade Magazine, National Television, Online Trade Magazine, Newsletter

What did Mark Twain learned about writing while sailing on riverboats? I went to sea for 16 years to find out. Off watch we gathered on the hatch cover and listened to the best story tellers spin long well told yarns. After a while I joined the rotation and told stories too. At first they were passable, but with much practice I began to be able to hold a listeners attention for longer stretches of time. Having an audience starved for entertainment and unable to escape the confines of the ship helped. Surprisingly sea-stories, at sea, are rarely about seafaring. They are more often about home, where ever that might be. My specialty is taking a complex engineering subject and translating it into conversational English.

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