Bob Mentzinger is an independent writing professional recognized by the Maine Press Association and Suburban Newspapers of America whose 30-year publishing career includes fiction, book reviews, columns, news video, profiles and political communications, as well as news reporting, editing, photography, page design, digital content marketing and multimedia investigative projects for organizations in the New England, mid-Atlantic and Rocky Mountain regions.
In Maine, his work as city editor for the state’s oldest daily newspaper led to federal corruption indictments against officials in the town of Chelsea, and a multimedia investigation he supervised illustrated arsenic “hot spots” in central Maine with a lack of regulations to deal with toxics in private drinking wells. Later studies showed strong links between arsenic levels and the ability to learn.
The Maine Press Association named Bob the top editorial writer among all Maine daily newspapers in 2012-13 for this piece on gun violence. For more examples, see the “Journalism” tab above.
He served as media consultant on a Democratic candidate’s successful campaign for nomination to the U.S. Senate, winning a statewide election in 2012, and his PR work for progressive Maine-based entities has been featured on the Maine Public Broadcasting Network, the Pocono (Pa). Record, CommPRO.biz, the Nonprofit Communications Report and other regional and trade outlets.
He holds an MA in writing from Johns Hopkins University and a BA in journalism and political science from The George Washington University. Bob is also a 2004 graduate of the Kennebec Leadership Institute, University of Maine at Augusta.
Companies and organizations across Maine have used Bob’s writing to build memberships, raise capital, sell products, and win campaigns. Visit the “Campaigns” tab above for examples.
People judge you by the words you use. Choose wisely.