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DIRK VAN SUSTEREN is an editor whose specialty is directing teams of writers in special projects.
For years as the editor of Vermont's Sunday Rutland Herald and Times Argus, Dirk assigned and edited stories dealing with the environment, agriculture, politics, energy, health care and a host of other topics important to Vermonters. He assembled teams of writers, photographers and other editors to produce books, including A Vermont Century: Photographs and Essays from the Green Mountain State (Rutland Herald and Times Argus, 1999) and Howard Dean: A Citizen’s Guide to the Man Who Would Be President (Steerforth Press, 2003). More recently, he was the project editor for a special edition of Vermont Life marking the 400th anniversary of Samuel de Champlain’s visit to the region.
In his long career in print journalism Dirk has been the publisher of a weekly newspaper, The Suburban List in Essex Junction, Vermont; an editor at a metropolitan newspaper, the Providence Journal; and a writer for a wire service, United Press International. Dirk’s freelance stories have appeared in The Boston Globe, The New York Times, The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Northern Woodlands magazine and AMC Outdoors.
Dirk has taught writing at Community College of Vermont and in the University of Vermont Summer Writing Program. He is a native of Appleton, Wisconsin, and a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dirk lives in the village of Maple Corner in Calais, Vermont.
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