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Theodore Fischer
1801 August Drive
Silver Spring, MD 20902

Editor ~ Writer

For over 20 years, on-staff and independently, have performed substantive and copy editing of books, magazines, newsletters, public relations and marketing material. Especially effective with inexperienced writers.

From articles in Playboy to a book on ‘90s office etiquette, have written books, magazine articles, newspaper stories, newsletters, reference guides, and marketing pieces, with particular expertise and interest in retirement issues, consumer law, educational advancement, association management, politics, international affairs, and travel.



Microsoft Washington Sidewalk. Online guide to Washington-area goods, services, culture, amusements, family fun. Site specializing in "experiential"—active, educational, adventurous—travel worldwide. Start-up offering legal information, documents, attorney  referrals to consumers and small business.


Author. Frommer's Irreverent Guide to Washington (Macmillan, 1996). Sophisticated traveler's guide. 

Fodor's Pocket Guide To New York City (Random House, 1989-92). Walking tours, restaurants, attractions, lodging.

Cheap/Smart Travel (M. Evans, 1988) Techniques for saving money on all aspects of travel.

Cheap/Smart Weekends (M. Evans, 1988) Imaginative options for brief vacations nationwide.

 Co-author: Travel & Leisure: Washington, DC (Macmillan, 1997)

Frommer's Washington By Night (Macmillan, 1996)

Fodor's Canada (Random House, 1991)

Ghost writer. Uncivil Wars: Office Etiquette in the '90s by Beverly Patrick (Kendall/Hunt Publishing, 1994) 


In Chicago, New York, and Washington, DC, since 1980 have written over 400 articles for publications such as Washington Post, Folio, Chesapeake Life, Family Circle, Business Week, Playboy, Successful Meetings, Diversion, TWA Ambassador, Frequent Flyer, Washington Flyer, Current (public broadcasting), Executive Update (GWSAE), Chicago Reader. 

 Business Publications

Bar Report and Washington Lawyer. DC Bar Association monthly newspaper and bi-monthly  magazine.

Business Traveler’s Report. Monthly newsletter for cost-conscious international executives.

Craighead’s Country Guides. Annually updated directory for executives working and/or living abroad.



Council for Advancement & Support of Education (, Washington, DC— Senior Editor, Books 2001-05

Microsoft Washington Sidewalk, Washington, DC — Places Producer — 1997-1999

Export Today, Washington, DC — Senior Editor, Monthly Magazine — 1990-1992

Playboy, Chicago, IL — Research Editor, Monthly Magazine — 1974-1977


Learning Experiences

Adjunct Lecturer, Business Writing — Queens College,  Flushing, NY — 1983-1984

English Language Teacher — ELS Educational Services, Miami, FL — 1972

Peace Corps Volunteer — English Language Teacher — Ghana — 1967-1969

B.A., English Literature — University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI — 1967




 Frommer's Irreverent Guide to Washington (Macmillan, 1996) A sophisticated traveler's guide to DC.

Fodor's Pocket Guide To New York City (Random House, 1989-92) Walking tours, restaurants, attractions, lodging, entertainment in all neighborhoods of Manhattan.

Cheap/Smart Travel (M. Evans, 1988) Techniques and strategies for saving money on all aspects of travel—transportation, lodging, food, phone calls, foreign exchange, more—to worldwide destinations.

Cheap/Smart Weekends (M. Evans, 1988) Imaginative options for brief vacations nationwide.

Ghost Writer

Uncivil Wars: Men, Women & Office Etiquette in the '90s by Beverly Patrick (Kendall/Hunt Publishing, 1994)


Travel & Leisure: Washington, DC (Macmillan, 1997)

Frommer's Washington By Night (Macmillan, 1996)

Fodor's Canada (Random House, 1991) Manitoba, Saskatchewan, eastern Alberta

Fodor's New York State (Random House, 1990)

General Editor

Holiday Guide Series (M. Evans, 1988). Assigned and edited 15-volume series of guidebooks to countries throughout Europe plus Israel, Mexico, and the Caribbean.

Editorial Services

Freelance and on-staff content editing, copy editing, researching, rewriting, reformulating, marketing.

Academic Ceremonies: A Handbook of Traditions and Protocol, April L. Harris (CASE, 2005)

Advancement in Independent Schools, Theodore Fischer (editor) (CASE eBook, 2005)

Advancement in Community Colleges, Theodore Fischer (editor) (CASE eBook, 2005)

A Dynamic Foundation for Fund Raising, Joseph F. Phelan (CASE 2004)

Innovations in Annual Giving: Ten Departures that Worked, Robert A. Burdenski (CASE 2003)

Fund Raising from Black-College Alumni: Successful Strategies for Supporting Alma Mater Marybeth Gasman and Sibby Anderson-Thompkins (CASE, 2003)

The New Advancement Team: Strategies, Ideas, and Practices, Terry Sykora (CASE 2002)

The Unit Development Officer’s Handbook, F. A. Hilenski (editor) (CASE, 2002)

Happy Birthday, Dear Alma Mater, Eman Quotah (CASE, 2002)

The Answer: Getting More and Paying Less for Auto Service, Jeff "America's Mechanic" Shumway (Preston House, 1996)

Home Based Business Occupational Handbook, National Association of Home-Based Businesses  (Kendall/Hunt, 1996)

Smart Work: The Syntax Guide for Mutual Understanding in the Workplace, Lisa J. Marshall    (Kendall/Hall, 1995

Fodor's Philadelphia (Random House, 1990)

Kids on Board: A 10-City Guide to Great Family Vacations, Ken and Marilyn Wilson (Warner Books, 1989)

Theodore (Terry) Fischer, 1801 August Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20902, 301-593-9797, :