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.

Work Samples

  • Print Design Projects

  • News Articles

  • Feature Articles

Work History

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 emyoung87@hotmail.com

Education

Southern Adventist University

Specialties

Affiliations

Member of the Society of Professional Journalists

Awards

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

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