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Lydia S. | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Nov 20, 2014

Lydia S.

former journalist
   United States
  |   Milwaukee, WI

Overview

I am a current graduate student and former daily newspaper journalist, looking to supplement my income by taking on freelance writing jobs. I have experience utilizing AP style, clear and focused writing to get information across, and sticking to tough deadlines. I also have been a web content writer, and have experience with blog style writing and SEO.

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Skills (9)

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AP style writing
Editing
Social Media
Copy Editing
Journalism
Press Releases
Blogging
Feature Articles
Public Relations

Employment

Daily Jefferson County Union
Staff Reporter
2013 - 2014
University of Wisconsin - Whitewater
Web Content Writer
2012 - 2013
• Write informative and engaging content for new and existing university web pages • Optimize university domains for reader usability and search engine visibility using current best practices
Freelance Journalist
Reporter
2012 - 2013
• Conducted interviews and reported on a variety of news features • Worked independently to meet all deadlines, and provided accompanying photos for news features
On Wisconsin Magazine
Editorial Intern
2011 - 2012
• Research and write articles for one of the nation’s largest circulation alumni magazines, reaching over 300,000 readers quarterly, managing multiple stories and simultaneous deadlines • Pitch...
Wisconsin Union Directorate Publications Committee
Event Planner and Coordinator
2010 - 2011
Developed and coordinated the first annual Lit Fest, a week-long celebration of the written word
College of Letters and Science Career Service
Marketing Assistant
2010 - 2011
Design graphic marketing materials and assist with social media presence
The Daily Cardinal
Opinion writer
2010 - 2011
• Composed weekly 600-700 word commentary on local and national issues relevant to a student audience
The Daily Cardinal
Campus News Reporter
2009 - 2010
• Interviewed campus leaders to obtain information and perspective on campus news events • Researched, wrote, and edited pieces under the time pressure of a nightly deadline

Education

University of Wisconsin-Madison
Bachelor's of Journalism
2008 - 2012
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