Discover Downriver welcomes Craig Hutchinson as our newest staff writer. Craig will be writing Downriver city biographies for each city using his exceptional skills as a history writer.
Being a published author is one of the greatest thrills Craig Hutchinson could have ever hoped to experience in his life. Two of his three published works belong to the history genre and include The History of Dearborn and The History of Monroe. It has always been Craig’s goal to provide meaningful insight to readers no matter the subject of his writing. Craig earned a B.A. in History from the University of Michigan with a minor in English. He recently graduated from Henry Ford Community College with an Associate’s degree in Web Design and is pursuing a Writing certificate from his alma mater, U of M. While historical topics have always been a major thrust for Craig, he has also written pieces about literature and has a passion for social commentary.
Craig gained hands-on experience writing, editing, proofreading and researching literary criticism at Gale Cengage. He has worked in history related positions for such institutions as The Henry Ford, Wayne County Parks, the Henry Ford Estate, and the Dearborn Historical Museum. In each of these positions, Craig’s research and writing skills served him well. Craig served as the history writer on a team that developed a proposed bill to Congress to designate portions of Michigan as a National Heritage Area. The bill was passed and the MotorCities National Heritage Area was born. Craig has also had the opportunity to write the 50th Anniversary Commemorative program marking the passing of Henry Ford, policy documents, manuals, interpretive talking points, event coverage, and history articles. As more and more information is making its way to the web, Craig is transitioning into writing web content and he is excited about future creative outlets where he can convey ideas and information in a variety of formats. Believe it or not, Craig does get outside now and again to enjoy running, nature, and visiting historical places.
Craig Hutchinson is the historical staff writer for Discover Downriver. Craig is available for hire as a creative writer at [email protected].