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Melinda Skutnick | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Jan 2, 2014

Melinda Skutnick

Has byline, will write -- Journalism/PR gal
   United States
  |  7:22 pm Local Time

Overview

The written word is what I love, and if you are perusing my profile, it is exactly what you seek. From hard news -- budget stories and government information -- to feature articles and press releases, I have managed to turn my passion for language into a career on a deadline.

Contact me for your journalism and public relations needs!

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Portfolio

Completed for the Mooresville Tribune in May 2011, this article examines a potential...
Completed during my employment with the Town of Harrisburg, this press release noted an...
Published by the Mooresville Tribune in January 2011, this article notes upcoming...
A Town of Harrisburg (NC) press release, completed in March 2011, noting upcoming...

Skills (5)

Tested
Web Content
Journalism
WordPress
Academic Writing
Knowledge of Microsoft Office

Employment

World Media Enterprises, Inc.
Freelance Weekly Entertainment Columnist
2012 - Present
Weekly column published in the Statesville Record & Landmark and Mooresville Tribune.
Town of Harrisburg, NC
Communications Specialist
2010 - 2012
Managed external communications (press releases, notifications to residents); Website (www.harrisburgnc.org) content editor; Created/edited weekly and monthly newsletters; Regularly...
Media General/Mooresville Tribune
Freelance Reporter
2010 - 2011
Texas Steakhouse & Saloon
Server
2007 - 2011
Media General/Mooresville Tribune
Multimedia journalist
2007 - 2010
Regularly wrote feature articles and event advances, covered area schools; Cultivated working relationships with town and school officials; Experience posting news and creating video for the Web;...
Voices of Central Pennsylvania
Section Editor and Writer (writing intern)
2006 - 2007
Reported on news affecting the State College, Pa. and Centre County region; Promoted to Section Editor in Aug. 2006; Researched and wrote multiple articles each month; Experience with newspaper...

Education

University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Master of Arts in Communication Studies
2010 - 2012
Penn State University
Bachelor of Arts in English
2003 - 2007
Penn State University
Bachelor of Arts in journalism
2003 - 2007

Keywords

journalism
public relations
Associated Press
AP Style
PR
newspaper
news
deadline
article
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