Don Manley

Editor/Proofreader/Ghostwriter

Don Manley was born and raised in suburban Pittsburgh and now resides on Marco Island, Fl. He is a graduate of Point Park University in the Steel City where he received a degree in Journalism & Communications.


Don has written for a variety of newspapers over the years, including the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the Wilmington News-Journal, the Philadelphia Inquirer and in Florida, the News-Press, Florida Weekly and the Marco Island Sun Times. He has also had stories published in a variety of magazines.

Along the way, Don has been fortunate to garner several awards for his work, including:

  • First place in the Keystone Press Awards for news coverage in the weekly category

  • First place for best reporting of local government affairs in the West Virginia Press Association Better Newspaper Contest

  • Second place in the Florida Better Weekly Newspaper Contest for arts, entertainment and review reporting

  • Second place from the Maryland-Delaware-D.C. Press Association Award for public service reporting.

  • Second place United Press International Ohio Newspaper Award for best news series.


Today, Don is a freelance writer for an assortment of publications, in addition to his assignments with Jacobs Writing Consultants, LLC. And of course, he has his eyes set on publishing a novel, which will be his first.

Don Manley