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  Patrick Jones
 
Professional/Personal Overview
  View my writing portfolio at www.patrickjones.com. Clients include American Airlines Latitudes, AirTran's GO, Luxury Living, Arnold Palmer's Kingdom and MGM's M Lifestyle. I have daily newspaper and Fortune 250 corporate writing experience with writing-specific degrees: M.A. Communications, B.A. Journalism. Deadlines are met without fail. References from satisfied editors are available on request. Recent magazine freelance feature topics include personality profiles, technology, business, golf, travel destinations, wine, lifestyle and real estate. I have won top press association awards for feature and column writing. Active memberships include the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW) and the N.C. Golf Panel. For those interested in real estate features, I hold licenses as a residential appraiser and broker. Please view my online portfolio at www.patrickjones.com.
Work Info
 
Expertise
Reporter 25 Years
Writer 25 Years
Freelance Writer, Features Writer, Travel Writer, General Assignment Writer, Golf Writer 20 Years
Specialty
Sports & Recreation 25 Years
Travel 15 Years
Magazine Writer, Sports Writer, Real Estate Writer, Feature Writer, Georgia, Outdoors Writer 15 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
25 Years
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
GolfStyles (11+), Arnold Palmer's Kingdom Magazine (11+), North Carolina Magazine (11+), Numerous daily newspapers (11+), Luxury Living (11+), VisitNC.com (11+), TravelGolf (11+), Triangle Golf Today (11+), The Affluent Page (11+), Rezoom (6-10), WhereGeorgia (6-10), Charlotte Observer Magazines (3-5), Classic Style Magazine (1-2), AirTran's GO Magazine (1-2), American Airlines Latitudes (1-2), Haven (1-2), M (Mirage) Magazine (1-2), MGM's M Magazine (1-2), One+ - Meeting Event Planners (1-2), Myrtle Beach Magazine (1-2), New Jersey Life (1-2), Rebel (1-2)
Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Encore Systems (11+), IBM (11+), INPO (11+), Intellimedia (11+), KnowledgeWare (11+), Misys Healthcare (11+), Peachtree Software (11+), Progress Energy (11+), Total Sports (11+), Verizon (11+), GolfTEC (3-5)
Other Work History
o View additonal background at www.patrickjones.com More than 10 years as a daily newspaper columnist, editor and staff writer with first-place awards for column and feature writing
o Recent feature stories on exclusive second-home options on the Outer Banks and the N.C. Mountains
o Profile of the lake home of Mitchell Gold, founder of Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, a furniture design business with annual sales surpassing $100 million
o Contributing writer -- profiles, course reviews, travel features, essays -- to GolfStyles Magazine with editions in Atlanta, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Ohio, New Jersey and the Carolinas
o Four-plus years writing corporate communications for a Fortune 250 utility
o M.A. Communications; B.S. Journalism
o Writing has also appeared in North Carolina Magazine, WhereGeorgia, GolfWeb and other Web sites and publications
o Extensive background in online editing and new media
o Expert computer skills
Computer Skills
All Microsoft Office applications, Windows and Mac operating systems, Dreamweaver, Flash, HTML and DHTML, content management systems, Adobe Premiere and Photoshop, Sony Sound Forge, Sorenson Squeeze, WebTrends and Google Analytics Web analysis tools, all streaming media formats, DVD and CD authoring
Technical Skills
Dreamweaver, Premiere, Photoshop
Equipment
Laptop, desktop, digital camera, 35mm camera, mini DV video recorder, video and audio editing software
References
Available on request
Awards
First Place - Column Writing: Texas Press Association
First Place - Column Writing: Florida Press Association
First Place - Feature Writing: Florida Press Association
Award of Excellence - Streaming Media Presentations: American Society of Communications Professionals
First Place - Best Corporate Intranet: Ragan Communications (team award)
Associations
Society of American Travel Writers, North Carolina Golf Panel
Other
M.A. Communications - Georgia State University
B.S. Journalism - Georgia Southern University
Freelancer Availability
I freelance full-time. I live near Raleigh-Durham, NC. I am willing to travel anywhere. I have a driver's license. I have access to a car.
Work Samples
 
(Rebel, 9/30/2010)
Oregon has established itself as an alternate West Coast travel spot for dedicated wine lovers.
(Freelance writer, 1/1/2010)
View my online portfolio of work.
(British Open Magazine, 8/1/2009)
The title of James Taylor's iconic song sums up the particular attraction of the state of North Carolina. Once witnessed in all its stunning beauty, it will never be forgotten.
(Arnold Palmer's Kingdom Magazine, 7/1/2009)
Golf travel feature: Best known in golf circles as the home of the swashbuckling Chi Chi Rodriguez, Puerto Rico has solidified its position as a Caribbean golf destination with its hosting of the PGA Tour's Puerto Rico Classic. The Caribbean island nation offers an array of sightseeing, dining and r
(One+ Magazine, 6/1/2009)
Dr. Mitzi Montoya sometimes spends her days roaming through virtual worlds. These computerized artificial environments, where our online alter egos are represented in 3-dimensional avatar forms, are not as futuristic as you might think. Major technology companies use virtual worlds to bring together
(Classic Styles, 10/1/2008)
Profile of Richie Rosenberg, aka LaBamba, who is one of the best-known trombonists in the business. Rosenberg is the slide man and straight man in the Max Weinberg 7, the house band for Late Night with Conan O'Brien.
(New Jersey Life, 11/1/2007)
Furniture maverick Mitchell Gold, founder of Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams furniture design company, has built a $100 million per year business and a 14-carat home in the Carolinas to match.
(Luxury Living, 8/1/2006)
North Carolina's mountains showcase an abundance of views, gorgeous homes and fabulous golf.
(Luxury Living, 4/1/2006)
North Carolina's Outer Banks region is a a magnet for affluent second-home owners.
(GolfStyles Magazine, 3/1/2006)
A 2,000-word profile on Jeff Foxworthy that details his philanthropic work with the Duke Children's Hospital, his skyrocketing comedy career and his hibernating golf game.
(GolfStyles Magazine)
Personal essay: Fathers, sons and the game of golf
Imprints of some of the world's best Bear tracks are found along the banks of the Chattahoochee Rive outside of Atlanta.
Contact Info
  Patrick Jones
Raleigh and Charlotte, NC 27511
USA

Tel: 919-460-0727  
E-Mail: patrick@patrickjones.com
Website: http://www.patrickjones.com