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Kara B. | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Nov 14, 2015

Kara B.

Writer, Journalist, Entertainment Reporter, Editor
   United States
  |   Mandeville, LA

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $27

I'm a former staff and current freelance entertainment reporter and columnist for a Pulitzer Prize winning newspaper. Also am managing editor of two parenting magazines. My work has appeared in books, national magazines, websites and newspapers, including publications such as The Writer, American Fitness and Funny Times. It has also been read on NPR radio. My B.A. is in English/Technical Writing, earned in 1992 at University of New Orleans.

If you need news gathering / journalism / reporting services, arts & entertainment blogging...

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Portfolio

A 2200+ word full-color nonfiction cover story article that included photography. This...
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1InwtRBdXgalcliv9ynjoayZoEj-57S3DMzgDw7y371A/edit?hl=en_US#
Spoken word essay composed for and read on the NPR (National Public Radio) program,...
http://stateofthereunion.com/home/season-2-2/mississippi-gulf-coast
This creative nonfiction essay appeared in Mississippi Magazine.
http://www.mississippimagazine.com
Poem appearing in a book titled "Magnolia Blossoms and Afternoon Tales: Stories...
http://www.gcwriters.org/magnolia_blossoms.htm

Skills (5)

Tested
Technical Writing
Advertising
Editing
Business Writing
Sales

Service Description

Visit this website for a full bio and list of credits, plus links to published work: https://karamartinezbachman.wordpress.com/about/

I'm flexible on the type of services I will render and will often travel for assignments provided expenses are paid by the client. I provide basic photography services for some stories/blogs and will always be forthright about my abilities and limitations as regards photography (I will be glad to provide samples upon request). I will consider regular, open-ended blogging, but only if the subject is of interest to me (please see below for interests).

I am accepting a low hourly rate for one reason only -- although I have had an account for some time, I've never actively pursued work on Elance; I want to build a reputation here by logging a few jobs before moving up to my standard payment requirement.

I will never waste your time in needless back-and-forth. I will ALWAYS under-promise and over-deliver. If I can't do something, I will tell you up front; you will never be left empty-handed at deadline. I particularly enjoy fun projects that allow me to employ an offbeat, quirky, or humorous bent. I love critiquing or peeking into the nooks and crannies of popular culture.

Experience in (but not limited to) the following fields: journalism; news reporting; arts and entertainment reporting, including celebrity interviews, music and theater reviews, festival and event coverage, food and dining coverage, and blogging on film and television;...

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Employment

Parents & Kids Magazine
Managing Editor
2012 - Present
Managing Editor and content provider for two editions of a parenting magazine that reaches a combined circulation of approx. 40,000 parents in southern Mississippi. I manage a team of contributors,...
Legends Magazine
Contributing Writer
2012 - Present
Readlegends.com is available on newsstands in 35 states, primarily sold at Barnes & Noble and Borders book stores. Currently providing for them in-depth coverage on arts, entertainment, and history...
Multiple (Magazines, websites, newspapers, etc.)
Freelance Writer
2007 - Present
I began providing freelance writing services in 2007. At the beginning it was part-time, mostly writing random pieces for magazines, anthologies and literary journals, writing for businesses via...
Nola.com|Times-Picayune
Community News Editor (Interim)
2015 - 2015
I was asked to leave my role as entertainment reporter and assume the role of community news editor for the Nola.com|Times-Picayune products, Slidell Picayune, Mandeville Picayune, and Covington...
Nola.com|Times-Picayune
Entertainment Reporter
2013 - 2015
Managed a news beat for this Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper. Staff position covered an arts and entertainment beat with stories about music, theater, festivals, dining, film, television. Provided...
See South Mississippi
Assistant Editor
2012 - 2013
Provided "advertorial" style articles and copy editing services for this advertiser supported monthly tourism magazine for the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Due to time constraints, had to let this...

Education

University of New Orleans
Bachelor of Arts, English, Technical Writing Track
1989 - 1992
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Keywords

reporter
journalist
writer
blogger
entertainment
music
theater
news
blogs
articles
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