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Vanessa Pearson

Work Experience
Tyler Morning Telegraph
Copy Editor/Page Designer April 2008 to present
Design and edit front pages, section fronts, weekly travel, health, business and education sections and
others as needed and inside news pages.
Edit news and features stories for clarity, style, errors and organization and post to the website.
Write headlines and cutlines daily; also write occasional news, travel and feature stories and columns.
Smithson Law Office/Capstone Healthcare Staffing
Administrative Assistant October 2012 to present
General administrative duties and creation of legal documents.
Design and produce marketing items for home healthcare and nurse staffing companies.
Design slides for small electronic billboard advertising healthcare jobs.
Coordinate, design and edit job postings for newspapers and online posting services.
Los Angeles Times
Freelance Copy Editor, National Copy Desk August to November 2007
Edit daily and advance stories for clarity, style, errors and organization.
Write headlines, summaries and cutlines for print and the Web.
Dow Jones Newspaper Fund Copy Editing Intern, National Copy Desk June to August 2007
Edited daily and advance stories for clarity, style, errors and organization.
Wrote headlines, summaries and cutlines for print and the Web.
Spent time with the page one slot and as a Web copy editor.

The University Daily Kansan
Assistant Kansan.com Editor, Photojournalist and Copy Editor January to December 2006
Assisted in overseeing daily functions of Kansan.com and attended budget meetings.
Collaborated with print edition to expand and create exclusive online multimedia content.
Wrote a style guide for the website.
Shot photographs for a variety of stories including sports, portraits and events.
Edited stories for clarity, style, errors and organization.
Wrote headlines, cutlines and teasers for paper edition and Web.


Awards
Texas Associated Press Managing Editors
Third place, Class 3A, news page design by an individual: 2012
Honorable mention, Class 3A, features page design by an individual: 2011, 2014

Education
University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas
William Allen White School of Journalism
Bachelor of Science, Journalism, December 2006
Concentrations: Copy Editing and Photojournalism

Butler County Community College, El Dorado, Kansas
Associate of Arts, Liberal Arts, May 2004


Skills
Strong editing skills; adept in AP style; flexibility; digital and 35mm SLR cameras; ability to learn new programs easily;
have experience with Quark (6 and 8), Photoshop (CS2, some CS4), Illustrator (CS2, some CS4), InDesign, InCopy,
Falcon Editorial, Tribune Co. CCI versions 5 and 6, HTML, Microsoft Word; Web publishing systems.