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, Photojournalism concentration, Spring 2013

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

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

Experience:

2012 to present: contributing writer to Livestrong.com, USA Today Travel, AZ Central Healthy Living and Travel sections, The Nest.com

2012 to present: Examiner.com
Writer/photographer covering CMT, NBC and Horror as their National CMT Examiner, National NBC and National Horror Examiners

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

2010-present: Demand Studios
Writer for ehow and Livestrong.com writing medical and fitness articles

2010 – present: Suite 101
Contributing writer

2009-2011: Mayhem Media.us
Writer/Photographer for music blog featuring rockabilly/psychobilly and metal music

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 and assisting supervisors in photography and writing departments as well as writing speeches and giving tours of Ball Jar Museum to visitors

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 (Celebrities)
  • Travel
  • Poker
  • Film Reviews and Filmmaking
  • Retro Culture
  • Pinup Style and Photography
  • Vintage Clothing, Jewelry and Furnishings
  • Food and Dining
  • Business Writing