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Trevor Wendzonka | Elance
 
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Trevor Wendzonka

Experienced journalist and editor
   United States
  |   Goshen, IN
  |  4:53 am Local Time

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $24

For the past 20 years, I have worked daily to inform the public with solid interviews, great reporting and excellent presentation. I have been an award-winning editor and writer with a 30,000 daily circulation newspaper and also have worked as a public relations specialist with a government agency.

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Service Description

My strengths in reporting are my interviewing skills and understanding of the audience. As a government reporter, I would write my articles to keep the reader's attention - sometimes with humor, sometimes with brevity, always with facts and interesting quotes. I learned the importance of this by being an editor early in my career and seeing how copy can be improved with proper grammar and worthwhile content.

When I needed a new challenge, the local sheriff hired me to design the department's website, create exciting and informative publications, give presentations to service clubs and work with our local media to exchange information about crimes and department services. This learning experience also gave me a chance to meet inmates, victims, affected family members and caring people within the criminal justice system, adding greatly to my personal perspective on life.

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Employment

Elkhart County Sheriff's Department
Public relations
2005 - 2011
Media contact for department news and activities / Web design and social media management / Creation of department educational and marketing materials / Policy writing and administrative...
The Elkhart Truth (etruth.com)
Lead government reporter, Page 1 news editor
1990 - 2005
Sports reporter, 1990-96 / News copy editor, 1996-98 (lead editor for weekend editions) / Government reporter, 1999-2005 (team leader for three years). I have covered all levels of government and...

Education

Indiana University
Bachelor's degree in political science
- 1996
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journalist
quality reporter
thorough editor
creative designer
outstanding interview skills
press release writing
media relations
public relations
copy writing
producer
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