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Krista Gjestland | Elance
 
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Krista Gjestland

Professional editor and writer
   United States
  |   Ypsilanti, MI

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $11

I am a clear, concise writer with a knack for using new and old media to creatively engage communities. A zealous wordsmith and media junkie, I love using my passion for writing and communicating in new and creative ways.

I earned my bachelors in Journalism from Eastern Michigan University in 2011 and have since dipped my toes into several realms of the media world including newspapers, press relations and social media marketing.

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Service Description

I am available to edit copy for a variety of styles, grammar, spelling and usage. I am most familiar with AP Style, as I currently work as a newspaper editor, but I am competent in Chicago and MLA styles.

I am also available as a copy writer. I specialize in a clear and concise, news-based style of writing. I can provide writing samples upon request.

I am also used to working on a variety of deadlines.

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Employment

For the Love of Punk, LLC
Managing editor
2013 - Present
• Develop and execute long and short term story ideas and profile packages. • Write news briefs, album reviews and conduct interviews. • Co-manage a team of 35 writers and photographers. • Oversee...
Arbor Brewing Company Microbrewery
Events/ PR Manager
2013 - 2014
• Planned and managed public and private on-site events for Arbor Brewing Company’s production facility. • Maintained the brand’s social media presence through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. •...
Journal Register Company
Newspaper editor
2012 - 2013
Day-to-day editor of the Ypsilanti Courier and Manchester Enterprise, two weekly newspapers in Washtenaw County, Mich. Duties include editing copy for print and web, promoting stories across social...
Journal Register Company
Reporter
2011 - 2012
General assignment reporter for seven weekly Washtenaw County, Mich. newspaper publications.
Journal Register Company
Freelance writer
2011 - 2011
Freelance feature and news writer for Heritage Media, a conglomerate of seven weekly newspapers in Washtenaw County, Mich.
The Eastern Echo
Chief copy editor
2010 - 2011
Chief editor of The Eastern Echo, a biweekly student newspaper for Eastern Michigan University. Duties included editing copy for the web and print, managing a team of copy editors and posting...

Education

Eastern Michigan University
Bachelors of Science in journalism with a minor in
2007 - 2011
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journalism
editing
writing
AP Style
MLA Style
Chicago Style
news
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