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Theresa L. | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Oct 14, 2009

Theresa L.

creative wordsmith, skilled editor
   United States
  |   Nashville, TN

Overview

I am a freelance writer with extensive newswriting and public relations experience.
I have a passion for writing and believe in the power of words to connect people in our increasingly digitized and fragmented world.
I strive to educate and inspire with my writing.
I am a good listener and easy to work with. I only take on projects I care about and am not satisfied with mediocrity.
I love to learn and am endlessly intrigued with words, grammar, punctuation and all the nuances of the English language.
Whether you're looking for well...

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Portfolio

This is a story I did recently on soldiers and military families who rely on their...
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This is a recent story I did on a historically black Catholic elementary school that is...
This is a recent story I did on several school groups who participated in alternative...
This is a recent story I did on women who find creative ways to balance jobs and...

Skills (4)

Tested
Public Relations
Editing
English
Adobe Photoshop

Service Description

I am new to Elance, but I have nearly a decade of professional writing and communications experience.
I have written numerous articles over the years on a wide variety of topics, and am a quick learner and thorough researcher.
Working as a reporter and photographer for a local newspaper in Nashville for the last seven years, I am hard-wired to meet tight deadlines accurately and on time.
Through my work with several non-profit organizations, I have learned innovative ways to promote them to the public.
I am also a new mother and am looking to expand my writing opportunities.
Some of my favorite topics include: social and cultural issues, travel, outdoors, education, parenting, small businesses entrepeuners, music and food.

Some of my professional accomplishments include:
- Member of the Catholic Press Association
- Member of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals
- Contributing author for the book, "Tennessee's modern day abolitionists: The fight to end the death penalty in the Volunteer State," to be published by the University of Tennessee Press in 2008.
- Recipient of the Catholic Press Association's national awards for excellence in editorial, news or feature writing, every year since 2003
- Stories and photos routinely posted on the website of Catholic News Service, an international wire service for the Catholic press
- Participant in Western Kentucky University's 2003 Mountain Workshop, an intensive week-long photojournalism...

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Employment

Tennessee Register
Staff Writer and Photographer
2001 - Present
- Write multiple substantial news and feature stories per two-week news cycle as assigned - Pitch ideas for independent, in-depth news and feature stories - Take quality photographs for...
Capital Children's Museum
Communications Coordinator
2000 - 2001
- Responsible for external relations at one of the pioneering children's museums in the country. - Coordinated press visits to the museum; wrote and distributed monthly press releases to the...
Surface Transportation Policy Project
Intern
1999 - 2000
- Compiled and analyzed media coverage of the organization's national reports. - Wrote book reviews for Progress, STPP's monthly newsletter - Conducted on-line and print research of smart city...

Education

Spring Hill College
Bachelor of Arts
1995 - 1999
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Keywords

feature articles
copywriting
newsletters
press releases
editing
photography
proofreading
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