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  Angela Mitchell
 
Professional/Personal Overview
  I'm an experienced freelance writer, publicist, ghostwriter and editor available to support companies worldwide per-project or retainer. I'm affordable, successful, and responsible, offering great clips/samples and over 15 years of industry success.
Work Info
 
Expertise
Editor 16 Years
Promotions 16 Years
Writer 20 Years
Specialty
Consumer Products 16 Years
Technology 18 Years
PR for Animation, Media production/Post niche 20 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
20 Years
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
OceanFootage (11+), Magical Strings (11+), The Dreamhive (6-10), Silverman Stock (3-5)
Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Classic Wire Cut (11+), FlatRate Moving (11+), Ilaria Barion LLC (11+), Natural Learning Concepts (11+), NextUp Technologies (11+), Shleppers Moving & Storage (11+), The Bellevue Festival of the Arts (3-5)
Other Work History
Paranoid Public Relations, 1995-Present. Founder. Clients: Shleppers, The Dreamhive, Ilaria Barion LLC, Silverman Stock, OceanFootage, NLC, Kindsnacks, Space Virus, Mr. X, AdSlogans, Smash, Big Blue Dot, Photonica, Frantic Films, Assassin Records, Film Bank/ASA, PLS, Cool Beans World, Mad Cow Pictures, more.

Piranha Productions (Seattle, WA), Oct 99 - Feb 01. VP/PR. Merged with client to found new PR and marketing branch. Clients included Moneytree, The Fledgling, Alaska Industrial Resources, iPolitics.com, Seattle RV Show, STL Int'l, more. Left in 2001 to return to independent PR.

WE Magazine (Dallas, TX), July 93 - 06. Tech Watch Columnist.

Texas Computing/Computer Currents Magazine (Dallas, TX). May 93 - May 95
Managing Editor. Oversaw DFW and Houston edition production and layout; launched Austin/San Antonio edition. Wrote articles and editorials, edited feature content, built/managed staff on/off-site, implemented style sheets, web presence, guidelines, marketing, PR.
Computer Skills
Microsoft Word, WordPerfect, Microsoft Publisher, Excel, CorelDraw, Corel Ventura, Photoshop, Acrobat, ACT!, Outlook, Explorer, Final Draft, PowerPoint. PC (Windows Vista 64) platform.
Technical Skills
Writing (features, publicity materials, web and marcom content), ghostwriting (article and book-length), editing, layout, some graphic design, advanced Web search/research, plus: gaming and consumer product reviews, TV reviews, recaps and commentary.

I've published over 250 features to date in my career, with feature credits including Writer's Digest, Computer Currents, Women's Enterprise, Minority Business News, Markee, and many more. As a ghostwriter, I'm uniquely able to adapt to the subject's style, so that it's your voice the reader hears -- not mine.
Equipment
Windows desktop systems and laptops, standard peripherals, high-speed wireless, etc. For gaming reviews and features: Wii, Gamecube, and most Nintendo platform players and portables.
References
Jason Foodman, Sean Horrigan, Jene Aviram, many more -- please query for rave reviews and recommendations.
Associations
PRSA, Avantguild
Other
Education: Florida State University -- Bachelor of Sciences, Media Production, 1989. Honors: Deans List, Natl Deans List, Whos Who, College Students of America, Outstanding College Student of America, 1989.
Freelancer Availability
I freelance full-time. I live near Jacksonville, FL. I am willing to travel not at all. I have a driver's license. I have access to a car.
Work Samples
 
PR Successes and Pickups  
(Multiple (Spanning 1995-2009), 9/3/2009)
A quick look at some of my favorite PR successes for companies and studios across the globe. Includes successes for clients in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Gamasutra, The London Times, Adweek, Brandweek, Shoot, StudioDaily, 'boards, UrbanDaddy, USA Today, The Seattle Times, The Ph
(The Dreamhive's work for Madonna (Stereoboard), 10/3/2008)
Our campaign on The Dreamhive's exciting work for Madonna achieved several successes including this great piece in Stereoboard.
(FlatRate Elite, UrbanDaddy, 8/7/2007)
Another great success for FlatRate moving, with this high-profile piece in UrbanDaddy on their new luxury service, FlatRate Elite. It's a great example of PR that goes beyond general news and hits right at the core of the desired demographic.
(Ilaria Barion, The Real Deal, 7/1/2007)
Another sample success for client Ilaria Barion, New York's leading stager, on her unique and exciting "Stage to Date" service, achieved in The Real Deal.
(Ilaria Barion, for HAPPEN Magazine, 7/1/2007)
A major feature pitched on behalf of Ilaria Barion and her "Stage to Date" staging service, for HAPPEN magazine (Match.com). Achieved a two-page (two-screen) spread in online publication targeting singles, and brought to life in a creative and memorable "his and hers" advice format by writer Katheri
(FlatRate Moving, The New York Times, 11/19/2006)
A major PR success for FlatRate -- quotation by the company as a reputable source in the New York Times, and advising others on how to choose the best and most trustworthy movers on their own.
(OceanFootage, 'boards Magazine, 9/1/2004)
A great feature achieved for leading stock footage provider OceanFootage, in leading trade magazine 'boards -- exactly where they wanted to be.
(Mr. X, Film & Video Magazine, 8/4/2004)
Mr. X received raves for its work 'imagining the new zombie apocalypse,' and here discusses its work for the high-profile Dawn of the Dead remake in Film & Video -- a direct result of our story pitch.
(Space Virus, Video Systems Magazine, 10/1/2003)
Here's a great example of press achieved by a simple and aggressive PR campaign on behalf of creative wizard Philip Owens and Space Virus. His Quiksilver display in Times Square was impossible to miss -- and I was able to get him press to match!
(AdSlogans in the Financial Times, 9/8/2003)
Another sample success for client AdSlogans in a full-length feature for the distinguished Financial Times.
(Timothy R. V. Foster, AdSlogans, 8/20/2003)
A terrific example of PR visibility for ongoing client Timothy R. V. Foster and AdSlogans, in this terrific piece in the Wall Street Journal spotlighting the slogan expert's unique industry niche.
(Frantic Films, Digital Content Producer, 3/1/2003)
Another sample production/post success, for effects studio Frantic Films, with a major feature on their beautiful work for the motion picture, The Core.
(Brandweek, 2/3/2003)
An example of a major article placement for global advertising expert Timothy R. V. Foster. Created the article in tandem with foster, then pitched and achieved successful publication in Brandweek within 1 week of submission.
(The Fledgling, USA Today, 8/17/2000)
Another example of PR persistence achieving big results -- our PR for the Fledgling resulted in a number of high-profile pieces nationwide, including this one for USA Today.
(The Seattle Wedding Show, The Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 5/1/2000)
Another sample success, this time a frothy PR success for The Seattle Wedding Show, with major visibility achieved in all major local papers and TV outlets.
(The Seattle RV & Outdoor Rec Show, The Seattle Times, 3/3/2000)
PR Success for the Seattle RV & Outdoor recreation show -- we achieved full-page features in both the Seattle Times and Seattle Post-Intelligencer, as well as TV features by all 3 local networks.
(Big Blue Dot in FAST COMPANY, 8/1/1998)
Another sample success, with this great full-page feature for our creative client, Big Blue Dot, in high-profile print magazine Fast Company.
(Teeter Hangups, The New York Times, 9/15/1997)
A great example of what pitching the press can achieve, with this feature in The New York Times spotlighting Teeter Hang Ups and their inversion therapy products.
Published Article Samples  
Ghostwriting Successes (article and Book-length)
(Various, 9/3/2009)
I've achieved over a dozen ghostwritten article credits for clients in such publications as RealScreen, Electronic Media, Underwater, Antique Trader Weekly, Brandweek, Game Developer, and many more. I also most recently ghostwrote a full-length nonfiction book for a client that was written on an
(Computer Currents, 1/1/1995)
A sample of one of my dozens of editorials written as the Managing Editor of the Texas editions (D/FW, Houston, and Austin/San Antonio) of Computer Currents Magazine. In my two years as editor, I published dozens of editorials, features, cover stories, and also served as a local quotable source on t
(WE Magazine (1993-2006))
Just one of over 100 articles published for my ongoing TechWatch column at WE (Women's Enterprise). Please contact me for additional samples.
Graphic Design Samples (Paranoid Creative Products)  
(Paranoid Creative, 9/3/2009)
Copy/Graphic Design Sample (for successful Cafepress line of products)
(Paranoid Creative, 9/3/2009)
Copy/Graphic Design Sample (for successful Cafepress line of products)
(Paranoid Creative, 9/3/2009)
Copy/Graphic Design Sample (for successful Cafepress line of products)
(Paranoid Creative, 9/3/2009)
Copy/Graphic Design Sample (for successful Cafepress line of products)
(Paranoid Creative, 9/3/2009)
Copy/Graphic Design Sample (for successful Cafepress line of products)
(Paranoid Creative, 9/3/2009)
Copy/Graphic Design Sample (for successful Cafepress line of products)
(Paranoid Creative, 9/3/2009)
Copy/Graphic Design Sample (for successful Cafepress line of products)
(Paranoid Creative , 9/3/2009)
Copy/Graphic Design Sample (for successful Cafepress line of products)
(Paranoid Creative, 9/3/2009)
Copy/Graphic Design Sample (for successful Cafepress line of products)
(Paranoid Creative)
Copy/Graphic Design Sample (for successful Cafepress line of products)