Mark J. Vruno is a veteran writer, reporter, and investigative journalist. He also is a high school English teacher and football coach. In addition to his human-trafficking coverage, Vruno has written about topics as far-reaching as medical research and engineering technology to human-interest sports stories. His manufacturing technical pieces tackle automation software advances, micro-electromechanical systems, pre-media technologies, variable-data reproduction, and 3D printing innovations as well as business best practices.
As the chief editor of Printing News magazine in print and online, and as executive editor of Graphic Arts Monthly (GAM), Vruno reported on the commercial printing industry for more than 20 years. He also has served as a contributing editor to Editor & Publisher, News & Tech, Package Design, Printing Impressions and The Cannata Report, the latter of which focuses on the equipment dealer channel. Vruno also spent several years in marketing communications and public relations, working for such firms as RR Donnelley, Banta, Agfa Graphics, Fujifilm Graphic Systems and Xerox.
“What makes Mark such a strong writer and editor is that he has been on all sides of the proverbial desk – sales, marketing, PR and corporate communications,” says former GAM chief editor Bill Esler. Vruno is based in Chicago
Mark’s first book Curbing Human Trafficking is scheduled to be released in December and is available for pre-order on Amazon.
A key to success in helping victims of human trafficking? It could start with you.
Curbing Human Trafficking is a journalistic view of the horrific realities of this internationally problematic crime. The author discusses the trafficking crimes and criminals in Chicago and its suburbs as well as the people and one of the agencies who are committed to improving not only the statistics but the lives behind the numbers.
Vruno interviews a federal judge and discusses case reports of the Department of Justice. He introduces the not-for-profit Women At Risk (WAR), International, which works diligently to save those who were enslaved and then helps them to find new lives.
It isn’t a man problem. Globally, approximately 20 million women, men, and children are victims of human trafficking. Vruno informs the reader on likely targets’ psychographics and demographics.
Perhaps the most important aspect of Curbing Human Trafficking is that it will open the reader’s eyes to this fast-growing crime and to recognize the signs of a person being trafficked. It gives tips on questions to ask and how to intervene safely.
WARNING: This story contains graphic content that some readers may find disturbing.
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