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Dave T. | Elance
 
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Dave T.

Professional journalist, writer, editor, designer
   Canada
  |  12:23 pm Local Time

Overview

A professional journalist with almost 15 years of experience in daily newspapers and as a freelance writer. I've worked as both a reporter and editor, crafting interesting, enlightening and informative stories as well as designing eye-catching news pages. I've edited photos, written headlines, and pursued my craft with passion. I've also worked as a SEO writer in the marketing field. I've also studied fiction writing with the hopes of one day publishing short stories or a novel.
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Portfolio

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For the first time since November 2008, U.S. job openings have been at or above three...
With pro basketball and hockey leagues entering their ultimate showdowns, here are some...

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U.S. English AP Style Editing Skills Test (For Writing Professionals)
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U.S. English Basic Skills Test
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Understanding differences in British and American English Test
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Creative Writing Test - Non-fiction (U.S. Version)
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Service Description

I can write articles, creative fiction, press releases, or technical and advertising copy. My specialty lies in journalism and blog writing. I can also design newspaper pages, news letters, brochures, posters and more. As a former news editor for a major Canadian newspaper, I can edit copy or simply write it myself.

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Employment

Beelineweb.com
Copy Editor
2011 - 2011
Edited and wrote copy using SEO techniques for an organic search marketing company. Contributed regular blog posts.
Okanagan Valley Newspaper Group
News Editor
2006 - 2011
- Edited local news coverage for style, accuracy and clarity. - Designed news pages, wrote headlines and edited photos. - Updated Facebook and Twitter accounts.
The Chronicle-Journal
Reporter
1999 - 2006
- Wrote breaking news and investigative feature stories. - Developed sources, fostered relationships and generated unique story ideas. - Edited news and sports pages at least once per week.

Education

University of Victoria
Public Relations Diploma
2011 - Present
SAIT Polytechnic
Journalism Arts Diploma
1996 - 1998
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writing
editing
graphic design
SEO
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