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Charlene O. | Elance
 
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Charlene O.

   United States
  |   Saint Louis, MO

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I have been a staff writer for publications including The Dallas Morning News, a teacher, a music promoter who has helped clients attract media attention from newspapers and radio stations around the country and a freelance writer whose recent work has appeared in national magazines.

My areas of expertise and interest include education, communications, workplace trends, the energy industry, travel, entertainment, environmental issues, agriculture, health and food to name a few. My varied background also includes time as a Teach for America...

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Portfolio

A profile of the Papyrus CEO Dominique Schurman and her not-so-small family firm
A story that highlights six online presentation tools that leave plain PowerPoints in...
A quirky feature for The New York Times on rogue shopping carts in Jersey City, New Jersey
Story informs readers of basic facts about GMO foods
Story about Dr. Mark Manary and Project Peanut Butter
A story about the farm bill

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Writer
Writer, Editor and Communications Consultant
2012 - Present
Independent communications consultant and editor specializing in business and education topics. Experienced newspaper, magazine, marketing and social media writer.
Lindenwood University
Adjunct Professor
2011 - Present
Teach classes in the College of Communications.
Hancock Place School District
Teacher
2006 - 2011
Taught a variety of communication arts and advisory classes. Served as co-chair of the school's Positive Behavior Support team.
Saint Louis Public Schools
Teacher
2002 - 2006
Taught special education, Read 180 and language arts to students in grades 9 through 12.
Teach for America
Corps Member
2002 - 2004
Part of the first Teach for America Corps in Saint Louis, Missouri. Completed the two-year commitment at Vashon High School and continued to teach at "the V" for an additional two years.
The Dallas Morning News
Business Reporter
2000 - 2001
Wrote business stories about workplace issues and the energy industry. Covered Enron Corp.'s collapse and deregulation of the state's electricity market.

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Lindenwood University
Master of Arts in Teaching
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Arkansas State University
Bachelor of Science (BS)
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Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
Master of Science in Journalism
1996 - 1997
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