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Karen Elowitt | Elance
 
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Karen Elowitt

Seasoned journalist, writer, and editor
   Virgin Islands (US)

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $27

Multi-talented writer and editor specializing in travel features, news writing, copywriting, copy editing and research for the web and print. My experience includes several years as a newspaper reporter, as an editor for TV travel expert Peter Greenberg, and as an in-demand freelancer for well-known clients such as Priceline.com and CNBC.com.

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Portfolio

Post for CBNC.com's Road Warrior blog, about how technology can help ease the passage...
http://www.cnbc.com/id/47690154
Feature article about new zipline attraction on St. Thomas, written for 10Best.com
http://www.10best.com/destinations/u.s.-virgin-islands/st.-thomas/articles/soar-above-st-thomas-with-tree-limin-extreme-zipline/

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Employment

Priceline.com
Freelance writer
2012 - Present
Write short, catchy descriptions of North American hotels, inns and B&Bs according to company style guide. Have written more than 500 to date.
CNBC.com
Freelance writer
2012 - Present
Contributor to CNBC.comís Road Warrior blog: write three posts a week on business travel topics such as hotel loyalty programs, airline ancillary fees, and health while on the road
10Best.com/NileGuide.com
Freelance writer
2010 - 2012
Wrote short descriptions Virgin Islands hotels, restaurants, shops, nightlife, and attractions for 10Best.com and NileGuide.com; wrote weekly blog posts; took photos and video for Web site; created...
Peter Greenberg Worldwide
Freelance writer/researcher
2011 - 2011
Chief researcher for "The Best Places for Everything," recent 120,000-word book by Peter Greenberg. The book is a directory of the top places for various types of travel experiences, from sports,...
The Source
Freelance reporter
2010 - 2011
Occasional contributor of news and features for The Source, one of two main newspapers in the US Virgin Islands (online only). Cover topics such as education, crime, tourism, and local government...
Peter Greenberg Worldwide/Check Six Productions
Associate Editor
2008 - 2009
- Wrote daily news analysis pieces for Mr. Greenberg
The Signal Newspaper
Reporter/Copy editor/Op-Ed page editor
2007 - 2008
Community Newspaper Company
Reporter, Allston-Brighton TAB
2006 - 2007
inTravel Magazine
Writer/Assistant Editor
2006 - 2007

Education

Northeastern University
M.A.
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London School of Journalism
Certificate
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Boston University
M.A.
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Tufts University
BA
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