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Tara R. | Elance
 
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Tara R.

writer/editor
   United States
  |   Atlanta, GA
  |  10:46 pm Local Time

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Overview

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I have been a writer and an editor for over 15 years. In that capacity, I've edited two critically acclaimed books for teen girls, published a progressive magazine for young women, taught journalism at the university level and worked as an editorial staff member for such empowering publications as Essence, CosmoGirl, EBONY and Heart & Soul. I am professional, quick and resourceful.

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Service Description

In addition to serving on staff for magazines like Essence and CosmoGirl, I have also edited two books for teen girls: "What Your Mama Never Told You" and "Am I the Last Virgin?" And I published my own independent magazine, Fierce, which was available in major bookstores throughout the U.S. and Canada. It scored interviews with movers and shakers like Benazir Bhutto, the former Prime Minister of Pakistan and Alina Fernandez, daughter of Fidel Castro and formed advertising partnerships with organizations and companies like Amnesty International and Bennetton.

My work has been recognized over the years. Find some of the accolades listed below:


• Awarded residency at Hedgebrook Writers-in-Residence Program for Women Writers (2005)

• Nominated for Utne magazine’s Best New Magazine Award (2003) - Fierce magazine

• Nominated as one of the American Library Association’s Best Books for Reluctant Readers (1998) - Am I the Last Virgin?

• Named one of the New York Public Library’s Best Books for Teenagers (1998) - Am I the Last Virgin?


• Awarded 3rd Place - Arts & Entertainment by the National Association of Black Journalists for "Independents Day" (Essence Magazine - 1997)

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Employment

EBONY Magazine
Lifestyle Editor
2012 - 2012
CosmoGirl
Senior Editor
2007 - 2008
AOL
Editorial Programming Manager
2006 - 2007
Sex, Etc./Answer - Rutgers University
Managing Editor
2005 - 2006
Fierce Magazine
Publisher
2001 - 2005
Syracuse University
Magazine Instructor
1999 - 2000
Essence Magazine
Lifestyle Editor/Online Editor/Contributing Writer
1993 - 1998

Education

New York University
Publishing Studies, MA
1991 - 1994
Mount Holyoke College
Communications Studies, BA
1987 - 1991

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editorial
editing
writing
content management
publishing
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