Resume

Objective: Journalist / Freelance writer

SPECIALTIES
• News writing
• Features writing
• Arts & Entertainment writing
• Copy editing

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Print Publications

The Bay City Times

• Metro Intern (June 2010 – Present)
General assignments reporter

The Saginaw News

(Circulation: 46,000 daily / 56,000 Sunday)

• Metro Intern (Aug. 2007 – Jan. 2008 / Jan. – May 2010)
Wrote multiple stories each week on an array of subjects, including business, human interest, obituaries, and community happenings.

SVSU Valley Vanguard

• Staff writer/A&E Editor (Aug. 2006 – Dec. 2009)
Wrote dozens of articles for Saginaw Valley State University’s weekly campus newspaper, which serves the university’s student population of more than 10,000. Subjects included feature stories, campus happenings, music and movie reviews, and commentaries. A&E editor duties included assigning stories, copy editing, and working on revisions with staff writers.

Delta Collegiate

• A&E Editor (Aug. 2004 – May 2006)
Contributed stories to every issue of the bi-weekly campus newspaper from Aug. 2004 to May 2006. Story subjects included professor profiles, movie and music reviews, and how-to guides for college students. A&E editor duties included assigning stories, copy editing, and writing a Top 10 list for each issue.

Web Experience

StreetEtiquette (streetetiquette.com)

• Copy editor (May 2010 – Present)
Revise copy for the site to make each entry more succinct and free of grammatical or mechanical blemishes. The Brooklyn-based website has appeared in publications and websites such as GQ, Complex Magazine, and Urban Outfitters. The site gets more than 300,000 page views each month.

Farinelli’s (blog.shopfarinellis.com)

• Blog contributor (April 2010 – Present)
Regularly contribute blog entries for the Virginia-based boutique’s website. Contributions typically adhere to fashion and style topics.

EDUCATION

• Saginaw Valley State University, University Center, MI (Aug. 2006 – April 2010)
Bachelor of Science
Major: English (Creative Writing)
Minor: Professional & Technical Writing

• Delta College (Aug. 2003 – April 2006)
Associate’s Degree
Major: Journalism

References available upon request.

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