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Published writer with over 30 years experience writing editorials, features, theatre reviews and news articles. Proficient in Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and PageMaker. Objective to continue working as a writer, including desktop publishing and graphic design.

Writing & Editing Experience

As member of San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle, write reviews for local publications and judge and give awards for all aspects of theatre drama.
Edited two newspapers in the last 15 years, The Carrier and the Western Arrow, regional military publications.

    -Wrote articles, composed the layout, proofread, and provided much of the photography and graphic arts for above publications.
    -Rewrote articles to fit other publications’ slant for press releases and successfully placed these articles, providing increased publicity for employer.
Won awards as editor of The Carrier
    -Received several awards for the abundance of articles placed with a wide range of other publications and won some of the Navy’s top journalism awards in feature, editorial and news categories.
    -Chief of Information (CHINFO) Merit Award winner of Print Journalist of the Year (the Navy’s highest journalism award), 1989 and 1991.
    -Second place for editorial and third place in feature and the Print Journalist of the Year category 1990.
    -First place in editorial and third in feature, 1989.
    -Second place in feature and third in editorial, 1988.
    *The first place award given to The Carrier as the best civilian enterprise newspaper in northern California for 1987, 1988 and 1989, further complemented these awards.
    -The cumulative effect of these awards boost circulation and recognition of The Carrier.
Published articles and photographs in other publications, including: San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco Business Magazine, The Tribune, Alameda Time’s Star, Alameda Journal, The Nation, Military Lifestyle, Birmingham News, Houston Chronicle, Ohio Daily Record, Keith County News, Harrodsburg Herald, Seminole Provider, Pet Dealer, Point Reyes Light, Philippine News, Straz, several literary magazines and many military publications worldwide, including Soldiers, Army Reserve, Army Logistician, Navy Times, All Hands, Navy Editor Service and Navy Medicine.

Work History

1999 – present, Writer, Joint Forces Journal
1996 – 1999, Writer/Editor, Oakland Army Base’s Western Arrow
1985 – 1996, Writer/Editor, Naval Air Station Alameda’s The Carrier

Education & Training

M.A. in English with an emphasis on creative writing, San Francisco State University
B.A. in English with an emphasis on creative writing, San Francisco State University
Additional courses in desktop publishing and web design at the Graphic Arts Institute in San Francisco and Santa Rosa Junior College

References available on request

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