I've been working as a journalist since the mid-1980s, and over the years I've had stories and articles
appear in more than 200 different publications in the U.S., Canada, Latin America, and Europe.
During that time, I've had a couple of stints as a staff writer -- for United Press International in the
early 1990s and as a bureau chief for Dow Jones News Service near the end of the decade -- but for most of
my career, I've worked as a freelancer.
I started writing from abroad at the 1992 Olympics in Spain and the subsequent voting on the Maastricht
Treaty in France and Denmark, both for UPI. I returned for a short time to my native Florida as a staffer
for Lawton Chiles' successful gubernatorial re-election campaign. And after that, I headed abroad again:
first to Peru in 1994,then to Italy five years later.
I thrive on the variety and challenges of the freelance lifestyle. I am a generalist, but have settled on a
few areas of concentration that combine personal interest and expertise with the needs of my clients:
features, government affairs, economics, commentary, environmental issues, media and entertainment, the
Vatican, travel, and food and wine. I'm always on the lookout for new and interesting writing opportunities.
Honors over the years include a silver medal for the Lowell Thomas Award from the Society of American Travel
Writers Foundation, a Society of Professional Journalists citation, an achievement award from the Foreign
Press Association in Peru, and several internal company awards.
In addition to English, I am fluent in Spanish and Italian.
Please contact me for a copy of my curriculum vitae, a list of professional references, or additional
Eric J. Lyman
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