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 Theodore (Terry) Fischer

Writer ~ Editor

Specialties: travel, educational advancement, retirement issues, law international affairs, politics, association management 

I've been jack-of-all-writer/editor-type-trades (books, websites, magazines, newsletters, among other media) in Chicago, New York, and Washington, D.C. for decades but...

What have I done lately? 



Council for Advancement and Support of Education

Senior Editor, Books, CASE, Washington, D.C.

Between August 2001 and June 2005, I was Senior Editor, Books, at  CASE, a professional organization for advancement (fund raising) professionals who work in alumni relations, communications, and development in universities and independent (private) schools.


Website Producer, Discovery Travel Online, Bethesda, Maryland

Assigned, edited, wrote articles and  managed special projects for web site specializing in "experiential" active, educational, adventurous travel to destinations worldwide.


Website Producer, Microsoft Washington Sidewalk, Washington, D.C.

Created database with 1,300+ entities in 30 categories. Produced, assigned, and wrote weekly features on day trips within D.C. (Get In) and near D.C. (Get Out); singular guides to goods, services, and attractions (CapitaList/Keyword); and diversions for adults and young children (family.fun).


Website Editor, USLaw.com, Silver Spring, Maryland

Developed, edited, and wrote online content for start-up web site offering legal information, documents, attorney referrals to consumers and small business. 


Writer/Editor, District of Columbia Bar Association

Wrote and edited articles on Bar and member activities for the publications Bar Report and Washington Lawyer

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Frommer's Irreverent Guide to Washington, D.C. (Macmillan, 1996) Jaundiced views of the Nation's Capital
Fodor's Pocket Guide To New York City (Random House, 1989-92) Manhattan-o-centric guide to Big Apple
Cheap/Smart Travel (M. Evans, 1988) Low-cost ploys for all types of travel to all types of destinations
Cheap/Smart Weekends (M. Evans, 1988) Imaginative and thrifty short vacations nationwide 
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In Chicago, New York, and Washington, D.C., since 1980 I have written over 400 articles for publications such as Washington Post, Folio, Current (public broadcasting), Chesapeake Life, washingtonpost.com, Family Circle, Diversion, Playboy, Successful Meetings, USA Today, TWA Ambassador, Frequent Flyer, Washington Flyer, Executive Update (GWSAE).

Article topics include pleasure travel, business travel, meeting planning, association affairs, the media, magazine industry, international trade, public broadcasting, education, personal finance, consumer law, work, music, sports, food and drink.

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Terry Fischer
1801 August Drive
Silver Spring, MD 20902
Theodore (Terry) Fischer, 1801 August Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20902, 301-593-9797, : theodorf@umich.edu