Writing Resume

Objective:
Seeking work in non-fiction publications, newspapers, press release/press kit packaging, ghost writing, speech writing, brochure and ad copy, magalogs and blogging.

Education:
Ball State University, Bachelor’s in Journalism, Spring 2016

Workshops/Seminars:
Odyssey Writing Workshop with Jeanne Cavelos, 2003

Awards:
Yahoo! Voices Hot 500, 2011
Odyssey Workshop Scholarship, 2003

Experience:
2014 to present: Inquisitr.com
Freelance writer focusing mostly on TV-related content, but also news, politics, sports and travel

2013 to present: Skyword (Fortis, Sanford Brown, CableTV.com, Philips Lifeline)
Freelance writer producing news and evergreen content for multiple clients

2012 to present: Examiner.com
Writer/photographer covering TV, Horror, Music, Photography, Travel

2011 to 2013: Yahoo! Voices
Featured Contributor for Yahoo!Movies, Yahoo!Music, Yahoo!TV and Yahoo!Sports (poker coverage)

2010-present: Demand Studios
Contributing writer to Livestrong.com, USA Today Travel, AZ Central Healthy Living and Travel sections, The Nest.com

2009-2010: Examiner.com
Writer/Photographer for Music/Concert Examiner for Detroit and Denver, Retro Style Examiner

1990-1991: Ball Corporation, Muncie, Indiana
Writer/Photographer for corporate PR department for Fortune 500 company. Responsible for internal company newsletter, writing speeches and assisting supervisors in photography and writing departments

1989-1990: Whitewater Publications, Brookville Indiana
Staff writer and photographer for weekly newspaper covering news, features and sports

Summer 1988: The Richmond Palladium-Item, Richmond, Indiana
Photojournalism intern at Gannett-owned newspaper shooting photographs for daily newspaper

Summer 1987: The Kokomo Tribune, Kokomo, Indiana
Journalism intern spending two weeks with each newspaper department as writer and photographer
Specialized Areas of Expertise:

  • General Health (Registered Nurse)
  • Hospice Care
  • Photography
  • Music Coverage (Concerts, Reviews and Interviews)
  • Pop Culture (Celebrity News and Interviews)
  • Travel
  • Poker
  • Film Reviews and Filmmaking
  • Retro Culture
  • Pinup Style and Photography
  • Vintage Clothing, Jewelry and Furnishings
  • Food and Dining
  • Business Writing
  • Paranormal and Metaphysical