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Regular contributor ("Carson City Limits" and other content) for Random Lengths (circulation 56,000) in San Pedro, CA, 2001-present. Manga reviewer: LA Alternative (circulation 150,000), 2005-2006. Some manga reviews also ran in NY Press around this time. Entertainment reporting: Music Connection (circulation 75,000), 1983-1906. Travel writing: Oakland Tribune (1998) and Life After 50 (2006). Other bylines: Goldmine, Star Hits, Los Angeles Reader, Los Angeles Times, Long Beach Press Telegram, Blade, BAM, Daily Breeze, LA Weekly. Specializations include community news reporting, writing reviews (book, theater, concert, film, music), copywriting, resumes, editing, travel writing, publicity, screenwriting, lecturing, and content development. Education: B. A. Theater Arts, UCLA. Post-grad work, Education, Chapman University.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Resume Highlights

Summary: Individual with over 10 years of experience in writing, editing, proofreading and the preparation of materials for print and on-line publication. Superior news judgment with experience reporting and writing news. Strong news-writing background and multimedia skills.

Random Lengths, San Pedro, CA (circulation 56,000) 2001-present
Carson Reporter (2001-present)

· Contribute biweekly to the paper's "Carson City Limits" section. Cover the Carson community including local government, civic organizations, sports complexes, Congressional District, state legislature, and the arts. Turn in beat copy and seek out enterprising stories.
· Cover other community news regularly within the newspaper’s coverage area.
· Produce short-form and long-form stories between 250-1800 words, including writing, editing, and publishing more than 500 by-lines in more than 200 issues over the past decade.
· Credits include more than seven cover stories about Carson politics and other subjects.
· Manage time and meet deadlines. Experience writing on deadline. Write, edit, proofread, and submit copy by deadline.
· Research information and verify facts. Interview sources when appropriate. Interact with all internal and external sources necessary to successfully complete assignments. Take photos and provide other graphic material as appropriate.

Editorial Assistant (2001-2003)

· Worked as editorial staff assistant, writing and editing in-house stories and columns in approximately 100 issues.
· Edited writing projects as assigned. Raised awareness of issues of strategic importance. Researched information and verified facts. Interviewed sources when appropriate.

Carson Venture Magazine, Carson, CA (circulation 70,000) 2008-2009

· Edited all editorial copy in four issues of bimonthly regional magazine.
· Supervised six freelance writers, assigned stories and deadlines.


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