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Michael Salerno | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Oct 28, 2012

Michael Salerno

Awesome writer and editor
   United States
  |  12:40 am Local Time

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $10

Simply put, I am a dedicated writer and editor. I can put words together for you, or I can make your words work.

I enjoy writing of all kinds. My experience ranges from academic reports to blogging and journalism, with the majority of my work coming from my three years and counting as a freelance contributor for Hometown News, a newspaper in Volusia County, Florida, where I have written about everything from local politics to unique events and people. Because of my journalism background, I can deliver quality work with a fast turnaround and...

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I have four years of experience in the field of journalism, split between college newspapers, journalism classes and workshops, and freelance reporting. I earned my Associateís Degree in Communications from Daytona State College in May 2009 and anticipate graduation from the University of Central Florida in December 2011 with a Bachelorís Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with my concentrations in Behavioral/Social Sciences and Communications and a minor in English Writing. After graduating, I wish to attain a full-time position as a staff writer and reporter for a local news outlet.

While taking classes at UCF, I gained a position as a part-time general assignment reporter for Hometown News, an independent community newspaper based in South Daytona, Florida, where I have worked since January 2010. As part of my job I have taken on a multitude of assignments, including hard news, event briefs, personality profiles, and in-depth feature stories. The majority of my assignments focus on public affairs within the cities of Port Orange and South Daytona; covering local politics has required me to attend city council meetings and interview local government officials and employees concerning projects and policies they implement, this to provide readers with the most timely and important information on what is going on in their community. From June to August 2010, I also served as an interim general assignment reporter for the cities of Daytona Beach and Ormond Beach after the...

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Employment

Hometown News
Reporter
2010 - Present
Examiner.com
Orlando Tourist Spots Examiner
2009 - 2010

Education

University of Central Florida
Bachelor of Arts, Interdisciplinary Studies
2009 - 2011
Daytona State College
Associate of Arts, Communications
2007 - 2009
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