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  Courtney Lochner
 
Professional/Personal Overview
  Need an article on fashion, Brazil, France, Poland, Chicago, Cook Islands, dance, working abroad, culture clashes in relationships? I'm your girl.

Seasoned and young may be an oxymoron but, that's me. I was once a back-up dancer for Prince. I won Glamour Magazine's Reel Moments Contest in its first year: we got Piper Perabo to play me! I teach hip hop dance in Rio de Janeiro in part of a charity project with one of Brazil's soap "novella" stars. Frequently traveling, I'm in Rarotonga one week, New York the next, followed by Krakow. Specializing in travel, fashion, event planning and trends I know Chicago like the back of my hand, once lived with Francois Mitterand's sister in the 16th arrondissement of Paris, taught ex-Commie bankers how to sound more democratic in Prague, CZ and then worked in a hardware store in the north shore of O'ahu. Alas, been there done that and/or -- will soon. Hit me up, I'm ready for anything and the perfectionist in me will ensure you're happy.

Work Info
 
Expertise
Account manager 10 Years
Content Editor (online) 7 Years
Writer 12 Years
Specialty
Entrepreneurship 6 Years
Fashion 12 Years
Travel 12 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
12 Years
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Shecky's (11+), Socit Perrier (11+), AOL (11+), City Buzz (11+), Runway Live (6-10)
Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Verizon (11+), LEGO Systems, Inc. (3-5), RIM (3-5), Sony (1-2)
Other Work History
Group Account Manager: Marketing Werks
Senior Editor: StyleChicago.com
Content Editor/Writer: Shopbop.com
Computer Skills
Word, Excel, Photoshop
Technical Skills
iMovie
Equipment
Laptop
Foreign Language Skills
French, Portuguese
Work Permits & Visas
Brazil, France
References
Krisanthy Zotaley: Digg Communications - kzotaley@diggcommunications.com;
Carly Fisher: NBC Feast - dinnerwithcarly@gmail.com
Awards
Glamour Magazine's Reel Moments Contest Winner, Glimpse Magazine International Travel Writing Contest Winner 2001
Other
TEFL certified; I've worked in the Czech Republic, France, Spain, Canada and Brazil.
Freelancer Availability
I freelance full-time. I live near Chicago, IL. I am willing to travel anywhere. I have a driver's license. I have access to a car.
Work Samples
 
(The Budget Fashionista, 9/11/2012)
Updating your home with a fashionable, fall flair
(Inspirato Magazine, 8/1/2012)
Fashion feature on sunglasses for summer 2012
(Societe Perrier, 10/17/2011)
Links to all works on Societe Perrier.
(City Buzz, 7/1/2010)
Blog on hot Chicago boutique: Sophia Vintage
(Runway Live, 6/1/2010)
Feature interview with Spartacus star Katrina Law
(Shecky's, 5/31/2010)
Fashion and trend article for Shecky's featuring advice on what to wear to a client dinner
(Savvy Miss)
Dating advice for intercultural relationships
(Anywear Girl)
(Europe from a Backpack)
Chapter in the book Europe from a Backpack about living with the sister of France's former president, Francois Mitterand
(Conde Nast / HotelChatter)
Article on hotel bar in Madrid for HotelChatter.com