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MIKE GREEAR 11-20 47th Ave., Queens, NY 11101 (850) 449-6310 MikeGreear@gmail.com www.MikeGreear.

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OBJECTIVE To bring my passion for the world of comic books and mythology, as well as my ability to quickly and accurately assign and edit content, to an organization within the comic book publishing industry. EXPERIENCE Columnist/Essayist - Sequart Research and Literacy Organization - October 2011-September 2012 Freelance reporter - Pensacola (Fla.) News Journal - October 2011-May 2012 Crime/Municipal Beat Reporter - Foster's Daily Democrat - May 2011-August 2011 Editor-in-chief The Voyager, University of West Florida student newspaper - August 2010May 2011 Copy desk intern Pensacola (Fla.) News Journal - May 2010August 2010 SKILLS Experience writing comic scripts, critiquing story and art of published comic books, editing video with Adobe Premiere Pro, editing audio with Audacity and GarageBand, editing copy, designing pages (web and print) with Adobe InDesign CS4 and Photoshop, blogging on WordPress and MikeGreear.com, and social networking on sites such as Twitter and Facebook. EDUCATION B.A. in Communication Arts/Print Journalism, minor in Art, December 2010 University of West Florida Pensacola, FL Associate of Arts, August 2008 Pensacola State College Pensacola, FL AWARDS Southeast Journalism Conference Award for Third Place in On-Site Editorial Writing, 2010. Florida Community College Press Association State Publications Newspaper Award for Best Comic Strip, The Chronicles of Mark Question, 2008. Florida Community College Press Association State Publications Newspaper Award for Second Best Editorial Column, 2008. Florida Community College Press Association State Publications Newspaper Award for Best Humor Writing, 2007. Academic Achievement Award for maintaining a GPA of more than 3.2 while participating in a student organization, 2007. PROFESSIONAL REFERENCES: Tom Ninestine, Breaking News Editor, Pensacola (Fla.) News Journal (850) 435-8698/tninestine@pnj.com Bruce Swain, Professor of Journalism, University of West Florida (850) 478-6175/bswain@uwf.edu Christina Drain, Student Publications Manager, Pensacola State College (850) 712-8923/cdrain@pensacolastate.edu