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WordMistress72 

I'm looking for contract work that involves 10 hours a week or fewer and that can be done online/from home. I have 10+ years of experience in journalism, creative writing, editing and copyediting/proofreading anything from ad copy to book-length manuscripts.
$18 USD/hr
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Experience

Freelance Writer

Feb 2002

Editing, writing or rewriting articles for a website; writing poetry and short fiction; copyediting colleagues' manuscripts; editing full-length book manuscripts; producing publicity materials for a local band and for promotion of my own and a colleague's literary endeavors

Assistant Managing Editor

Aug 2001 - Feb 2002 (6 months)

Delegating tasks to staff of 4-6 writers, writing news and feature stories; proofreading and editing; page layout with Quark; representing newspaper at community events

Features Editor

Jan 1999 - Aug 2001 (2 years)

Generating ideas for and writing feature stories; design and layout of Sunday full-page features and pages for Tuesday-Friday editions; making and maintaining contacts with news sources; working to expand variety of feature stories; occasionally assigning stories to others; serving as proofreader/copy editor; covering 3 school districts, serving as entertainment editor and church news editor

Staff Writer

Jun 1998 - Feb 1999 (8 months)

Generating story ideas; writing feature articles; taking photos; typing; proofreading; page layout; covering one school district, local history and arts, education, religion, crime reports

Graphic Artist

Mar 1996 - Jun 1998 (2 years)

Following exact specifications for building display ads for daily newspaper; color separation; typing, proofreading; page layout; designing and writing copy for house ads and fillers, using creativity; organizing work space to streamline production

Education

B.A. in English Writing, Magna Cum Laude

1991 - 1995 (4 years)

Publications

Falling Star Magazine

Poem "Estrogen Island" published in literary magazine

Nefarious Ballerina

Poems published on literary journal's website () and in journal's first print edition, "Nefarious Ballerina: Position One."

X Magazine

Poem published in Issue 8 of literary journal focusing on the written work of performance poets.

Di-Verse-City

Poems published in 2005 and 2006 anthologies published by the Austin International Poetry Festival

Son of Words

Two poems printed in Vol. 6 of literary journal