Eric A Ridenour

Eric A Ridenour

I am obsessed with work and my family. There is little time or joy in anything else.

My amazing wife Ibett and son Jeremy
My beautiful and amazing wife, Ibett, myself, and my son, Jeremy.
I have been writing professionally almost 20 years and was first published in 5th grade in a YMCA newsletter. The article I wrote turned into a column which lasted for three more editions. This was a long career for a 10-year-old!
During high school, I was a writer for the school paper, later to become a short term entertainment editor. Then, I became semi-famous in Southern California for my photocopied fanzine “The Fugitive Yearbook Press” which began as a protest to my poorly managed high school yearbook class. This managed to continue for six editions in a little over a year. The first edition was 250 copies placed in record stores in Los Angeles, Orange and San Bernardino counties. The final version being a 10,000 copy newsprint magazine. All done by hand before desktop publishing existed in homes or schools.
From there, I submitted to occasional local music magazines landing a permanent position as a Copy Editor for U-Wire. After a company relocation, I began entertainment writing and editing for the now-defunct Hear/Say Magazine.
In 2016 I began a short term blog called “South America Guy” about my adventures touring South America. From there, I started picking up freelance jobs in health, family and marketing industries. This is where I continue my work today as a social media marketer as well as health and family writer.

National WWI MEMORIAL Commission

Eric contributed a lot to our project through his creativity and his knowledge of social media communications, research and writing. He had a great attitude and we work with him again in the future as our project needs dictate.

Theo Mayer