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Writer and designer
I am a copy editor for Media General working on several South Carolina newspapers. I am also a freelance writer and designer in my spare time.
Print Design Projects
EMPLOYMENT HISTORY May 2010 - Present -Copy editor for Media General August 2009 - May 2010 -Editor of the Southern Accent, the university newspaper -Integrated the Web site as a complement to the print edition through video, audio, Soundslides, interactive Flash graphics and polls. -Coordinated publication of weekly newspaper. -Oversaw layout and design. May 2007 - Present -Freelance writer for Insight Magazine -Wrote four feature articles for publication. February 2010 - Present -Freelance writer for Demand Studios -Wrote 12 articles for publication at Trails.com and eHow.com. August 2009 - Present -Freelance writer for Adventist Health -Wrote feature articles for publication in the Gleaner and the Recorder, two regional magazines. August 2009 - May 2010 -Communications intern at Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga -Designed promotional materials, cards and brochures. -Wrote press releases. May 2009 - August 2009 -Corporate communications intern at Adventist Health -Wrote and edited feature articles for publication in three regional magazines. -Designed the Rural Health annual report and the employee newsletter. -Took video of corporate events to post online. August 2008 - May 2009 -Staff writer for Southern Adventist University Marketing & University Relations -Edited Factor, the employee newsletter. -Wrote press releases, web stories and feature articles. August 2008 - May 2009 -Managing editor of the Southern Accent -Managed pay for freelance writers, photographers and sections editors. -Edited all content for AP style and grammar. -Ensured that section editors met deadlines. December 2007 - May 2008 -News editor of the Southern Accent -Managed all news content and ensured that news reporters met deadlines. -Wrote news stories under short deadlines. -Edited all stories for AP style and grammar. August 2007 - May 2008 -Editor of Southern Memories -Designed and wrote all content for the 186-page yearbook. August 2007 - December 2007 -News reporter for the Southern Accent MEMBERSHIPS, AWARDS & HONORS -Society of Professional Journalists Member -Southern Adventist University Communications Club vice president 2009-2010 -Award of Excellence in Journalism and Communication -Research study published in “The Journal of Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Research” -2010 Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities -Lambda Pi Eta inductee SKILLS PROFILE -Proficient in InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Microsoft Office programs, Audacity, iMovie, Soundslides, WordPress and using PC or Macintosh operating systems -Deadline-oriented -Some experience with Dreamweaver and Flash. CONTACT INFO -Email me at email@example.com
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