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Marie Madden | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Oct 13, 2011

Marie Madden

Experienced writer and editor
   Canada
  |   Toronto, Ontario

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $22

Marie Madden is a Toronto-based freelance news and lifestyle journalist, with over six years experience writing for regional and national newspapers.

For over four years, Marie held the position of Deputy Editor at the Galway Independent, an Irish regional weekly newspaper, where she was responsible for generating news, business, lifestyle and entertainment copy, She also headed up a team of journalists and duties included subediting and layout with InDesign.

In addition to this position, Marie also worked as a freelance journalist...

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Portfolio

A range of reference from employers and colleagues, in addition to a more detailed resume
A business interview with Fergus Moyles of multinational automotive company Valeo on...
A business interview with Frank Ryan, CEO of Enterprise Ireland on the state of the...
A lifestyle article on the launch of the hugely successful Danne Montague King make-up...
http://www.galwayindependent.com/living/living/picture-perfect/
'How To' article on jewellery completed for eHow in Sep 11
http://www.ehow.com/how_12098626_fix-gap-bracelet-clasp.html
'How To' article on finance completed for eHow in Oct 2011
http://www.ehow.com/how_12121283_paid-caring-elderly-mother-south-carolina.html

Skills (4)

Tested
Business Writing
Lifestyle and Entertainment Features
Proofreading and Copy Editing
Online Content

Service Description

Having worked in a high pressure news environment, Marie is no stranger to working to difficult briefs or tight deadlines. Past editors have commented on her attention to detail, people skills and determination when following a story.

Five years of working for a regional free newspaper has also yielded considerable experience working with sales clients to create interesting advertorials and maximise exposure for the client/service.

Further information and references are available at www.linkedin.com/pub/dir/Marie/Madden

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Employment

Galway Independent
Deputy Editor
2009 - 2011
Responsibilities included micro-managing a team of journalists, commissioning stories, liaising with editor, generating news leads, subediting copy, making final changes to pages using InDesign,...
Irish Daily Star, Irish Independent, etc
Journalist
2006 - 2011
Over the past number of years, I have contributed to national newspapers including the Irish Independent and Irish Daily Star, in addition to numerous guest spots on radio stations Newstalk, Today...
Galway Independent
Journalist
2007 - 2009
This role centered on identifying and covering interesting local news in the areas of local authority, courts, health, politics and general current affairs. Marie also held responsibility for the...

Education

Perfect Bound Training
Subediting
2009 - Present
National University of Ireland, Galway
Masters in Journalism
2006 - 2007
National University of Ireland, Galway
Bachelor of Arts (English and Geography)
2003 - 2006

Keywords

journalist
editor
business
news
lifestyle
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