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Published writer with articles in USA TODAY and Golfer’s Guide Magazine Nearly three years experience working in deadline-driven news reporting Proficient in Adobe in-design, MS Office, Lexis-Nexis and HTML Ability to write across various media platforms, including print and online Strong interviewing, copy editing, proofreading, researching and oratory skills Types at a pace of 100 words per minute; skilled with Macintosh and Windows Graduating in May 2012 with a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature


USA TODAY May 2011 – present News Reporting Internship, McLean, Va.  Writes bi-weekly articles for USA TODAY newspaper and  Monitors wire services for news and writes blog entries on breaking stories  Works with USA TODAY’s national desk on research and data analysis  Conducts interviews and performs news-gathering tasks for reporting staff  Enhances Web articles with related content, including photos and videos Staff Writer, Charleston, S.C. Dec. 2010 – present  Beat writer for news and issues impacting University of South Carolina Beaufort  Performs news-gathering duties, such as interviewing, researching, copy editing Tidal Tribune Student Newspaper News Editor, Hardeeville, S.C. Jan. 2009 – present  Beat writer for national and state political issues impacting the university  Writes twice-weekly articles for print newspaper and website editions  Responsible for newspaper’s content production and editorial topic selection Golfer’s Guide Magazine Freelance Writer, Hilton Head, S.C. May 2010 – present  Contributes feature articles for the nationally distributed, bi-annual print magazine Extreme Makeover: Home Edition News & Public Relations Intern, Hilton Head, S.C. Dec. 2010 – Jan. 2011  Worked on Emmy Award-winning, internationally distributed TV show  Wrote press releases, public service announcements, media alerts and speeches  Corresponded with national, regional and local media outlets on a daily basis Golfer’s Guide Magazine/ Intern, Hilton Head, S.C. May 2010 – Aug. 2010  Conducted interviews and contributed two weekly columns to  Copy edited content for magazine and website; assisted in news-gathering tasks

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University of South Carolina Beaufort, GPA 3.726 May 2012 BA in English Literature, Student Body President and Student Ambassador Six semesters on the Chancellor’s List for Academic Excellence, one semester on President’s list for Academic Excellence Proficient in Adobe in-design, Adobe photoshop, Newsgate, MS Office, LexisNexis, Macintosh, Windows, podcasting Types at a pace of 100 words per minute; intermediate HTML capabilities