Mark Ehrman is a former Los Angeles-based freelance writer, author and editor, now based in Berlin, Germany. He had his first piece published in the Los Angeles Times in 1989 and has, since then, written over 500 articles and essays on science, travel, art, culture, fashion, new products, and, of course, entertainment. His unique party page -- covering Hollywood premieres, charity balls and award-night ceremonies -- had been a staple of the L.A. Times Magazine for over five years and his celebrity coverage also appeared regularly in InStyle. As comfortable writing about sophisticated themes for cultured audiences as he is in crafting prose for the concerns of a mass-market readership, Ehrman's work has appeared in such diverse magazines and newspapers as the Virginia Quarterly Review, Playboy, Fortune, Travel+Leisure, Boston Globe, Los Angeles Magazine, Teen People, Sunset and various industry trade magazines. He has, as well, worked as a researcher on a number of TV pilots for the Fox Network and MTV.
His commercial portfolio includes ad copy, annual reports, novelty books and gift products for a variety of publishing companies and ad agencies. Since moving to Germany, he has additionally worked as a science writer and editor for the medical and pharmaceutical industries and is regularly called upon to write and edit documents for the in-house and marketing communications departments of large multinational German corporations in need of high quality English-language communication material. He also has coordinated numerous market research projects for U.S. companies interested in introducing products into the German market.
Ehrman is the co-author of the health/self-help book, Take A Nap! Change Your Life (Workman, 2006), and is the author and editor of the expatriate guidebook, Getting Out: Your Guide to Leaving America (Process Media, 2006; 2nd edition, 2012), a ForeWord Magazine, 2006 Book of the Year Award finalist. Ehrman is also the recipient of the 1998 University of Georgia Atrium Award "for excellence in reporting on the fashion industry" (feature category). He has appeared on MS-NBC Weekend Edition and on the syndicated news show, Extra!
Mark Ehrman is currently at work on his third nonfiction book.