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I'm John Cannon.  When you choose jcannonbooks to edit your manuscript, it means you get me. No middlemen, no exasperating corporate layers. Just direct contact with a professional.

The bulk of my career has been spent as an editor at The San Diego Union-Tribune, where I evaluated and improved thousands of stories, ranging from massive investigations to short features that sneak up and make you smile.  I have guided coverage of crime, science, the military, immigration, the border, medicine, education, and the environment.

I have earned numerous writing and editing awards, which is common for anyone who has been in this business for a while.

I was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, which is uncommon. To borrow a timeless line from fellow Chicago native Bill Murray (as Carl Spackler), I got that going for me, which is nice.

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