Ray Grasshoff (that's me) is an editor and writer in Austin, Texas.
Self-employed since 2007, I worked previously for more than 27 years at four State of Texas agencies – the Railroad Commission of Texas, the Texas Water Development Board, the Texas Department of Health’s Bureau of Radiation Control, and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. At each agency, I wrote and edited reports, issue papers, newsletters, news releases, and other documents. At two of those agencies, I managed media relations as well.
Prior to employment with the State of Texas, I was the editor of a small-town weekly newspaper for two years.
I've written dozens of freelance articles, primarily on science, history, and travel topics, over the past 35-plus years. I've also written three books of note: The 30-Minute Guide to Editing, (2019), Man of Two Worlds: A German Family Confronts the American Dream (2009), and Beyond Friday Nights: College Football Recruiting for Players and Parents (2010).
I have a journalism degree from Texas A&M University.