William K. Wolfrum is an American writer now residing in Brazil. Contact him at wkwolfrum(at)gmail(dot)com.
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I’m 43 years old and have been a writer/columnist/journalist for 20 years now, and have been published everywhere from the Adelanto Bulletin to the Boston Globe and lot’s of places in between. My life has been an interesting one full of highs and lows, and I’m honest about it all.
My adult life began in Southern California, where I was a truck driver for three years. I then moved to Anchorage, Alaska, where I spent the better part of nine years. I worked in Alaska as a bouncer, bartender, carny and commercial fisherman. More than a year of my life has been spent on the Bering Sea.
Retiring from fishing boats, I began attending the University of Alaska Anchorage, where I majored in journalism. I was sports editor and editor of The Northern Light at UAA, winning two Alaska Press Club Awards for my column writing.
Following my university career, I lived for nearly two years in New York, where I worked as a copy editor at Professional Sports Publications. There I worked on the Official Rose Bowl Game Program, New York Yankees Magazine and dozens of other titles. I also did feature stories on such sporting luminaries as John Wooden, Bo Jackson and others.
Returning to my home of California, I began working for daily newspapers as a copy editor, first with the Victorville Daily Press and then with the San Bernardino Sun. I also worked as a freelance writer for the Riverside Press-Enterprise.
Moving to Brazil in 2003, I have concentrated on my writing as a blogger and journalist. I was the key figure in outing Martin Eisenstadt as a hoax in 2008, as noted by the New York Times and other publications. I also worked on debunking the CyClone Dairy/Ben & Jerry’s Hoax, as well as other new-media hoaxes and misinformation campaigns.
Aside from my interest in journalism and new media, I have also worked hard to improve as a humorist and satirist, and have had several satirical blog posts “go viral” and earn kudos and laughter throughout the blogosphere. As a blogger I’m a contributor at Alan Colmes’ Liberaland and Dagblog.com and have been featured by such major blogs as Crooks & Liars and The Huffington Post.
As a writer, over the years my work has been featured in the New York Times, Boston Globe, Seattle Times, Dallas Morning-News, Conde Nast Portfolio, Time, The Washington Post, and many others. My career has been long and constantly evolving, and my vast experiences from Alaska to Brazil and beyond have given me a real-world view that has helped me as a writer and a person.
My future goals are simple: I want to continue to strive to be the best writer, blogger, journalist, satirist and humorist that I can be.