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This profile was last updated on 7/1/08  and contains information from public web pages and contributions from the ZoomInfo community.

M. J. Van Deventer

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Employment History


  • master , communication
    Oklahoma State University
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NATIONAL COWBOY & WESTERN HERITAGE ..., 1 July 2008 [cached]
NATIONAL COWBOY & WESTERN HERITAGE MUSEUM ( 1700 NE 63rd St, Oklahoma City, OK 73111) Former Editor: M.J. Van Deventer.
The Writer Gazette: Writing resource site for writers on freelance and publishing, including articles, job board, contests, tips, books, guides, and more!, 10 July 2003 [cached]
M.J. Van Deventer had wanted to write from the time she was six years old.When she was 12, Burt Lancaster came to her hometown of Muskogee, Oklahoma, to film a movie at Bacone College.She begged her junior high teacher to let her go interview him for the school paper.She even rode her bicycle to the college to do the interview.M.J. said, "I wasn't about to be escorted to my first celebrity interview by my parents and have them hovering behind the scenes."
Now M.J. is Director of Publications for the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum and editor of Oklahoma City's Persimmon Hill magazine, the museum's award-winning quarterly journal on the West.She says, "I'm seldom turned down for an interview request."Her secret is that she "just asks."
She explains, "What I've found is that people, famous or otherwise, love the opportunity to talk about themselves, their projects, and their passions in life.
Magazine Editing, 13 Dec 2002 [cached]
Instructor: M.J. Van Deventer, Director of Publications and Editor of Persimmon Hill Magazine, National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
1700 N. E. 63rd Street, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73111.
Phone: (405) 478-6404, FAX (405) 478-4714
Home phone: (405) 848-4572 (Please don't call after 9 P.M.)
National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, 27 Nov 2002 [cached]
M.J. Van Deventer, editor of Persimmon Hill and director of publications, was recently named Writer of the Year by the Travel Media Showcase.The award was presented in Tucson, Arizona.
By M. J. Van DeventerStaff ... [cached]
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