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  Carol Cole-Frowe
 
Professional/Personal Overview
  Award-winning freelance writer/editor/photographer and former Associated Press and daily newspaper writer/editor. I'm versatile, creative, fast and accurate and have written everything from profiles on billionaires to exposes on river contamination. I most often cover breaking news, business, food, travel, gardening, arts and entertainment, criminal justice, government and environmental (particularly water) issues.
Work Info
 
Expertise
Editor 6 Years
Photographer 18 Years
Reporter 18 Years
Specialty
Lifestyle 2 Years
Arts & Humanities 4 Years
Government 10 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
20 Years
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Norman (Okla.) Transcript (11+), Oklahoma Gazette (11+), OklahomaWatch.org (3-5), Agence France Presse (3-5)
Other Work History
Newswoman, weekend supervisor - The Associated Press, Oklahoma City bureau
Computer Skills
Word, Excel, Operating System OS 10.6.8, Quark Xpress, News Edit Pro IQ
Technical Skills
Photo editing (Adobe Photoshop, iPhoto), video editing (iMovie),
Equipment
MacBook Pro, iPad, Sony and Flip video cameras, Nikon 300, Nikon 90, digital audio recorders
Foreign Language Skills
limited Spanish, French
Work Permits & Visas
Nigeria (visa)
References
Rob Collins, editor, Oklahoma Gazette, (405) 528-6000, editor@okgazette.com; Jenn Scott, lifestyles editor, Oklahoma Gazette, (405) 528-6000; Andy Rieger, executive editor, Norman Transcript, (405) 366-3543, editor@normantranscript.com
Awards
AP/ONE Carl Rogan Sweepstakes award winner, 2008, 2005; dozens of AP first place awards and SPJ/Oklahoma awards in investigative, in-depth enterprise, features, business features and reporting, spot news reporting, criminal justice reporting, sports features, entertainment features, spot news reporting, environmental reporting, political/governmental reporting, health reporting
Associations
Society of Professional Journalists, immediate past president, Oklahoma Pro Chapter; Society of Environmental Journalists; Investigative Reporters and Editors, FOI Oklahoma
Other
BA in journalism/professional writing from University of Central Oklahoma 1994.
Freelancer Availability
I freelance full-time. I live near Oklahoma City, OK. I am willing to travel anywhere. I have a driver's license. I have access to a car.
Work Samples
 
Profiles  
(Tulsa People, 6/28/2009)
How the infamous former billionaire is bouncing back from the business abyss after a decade of hard times
Features  
(Norman Transcript, 7/6/2008)
Feature on cancer patient, poet, author, attorney Jim Chastain
(Norman Transcript, 6/23/2008)
Entertainment feature on the "Roman Art from the Louvre" exhibit at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art. Also shot all photos in slide show.
(Norman Transcript, 4/26/2008)
Feature on deaf football player Eric Thunander turned author
General News  
(Oklahoma Gazette, 8/26/2009)
Inspectors investigate pipe dumping into Oklahoma River
(Oklahoma Gazette, 6/17/2009)
Agencies differ on what contaminated the Oklahoma River
Contact Info
  Carol Cole-Frowe
P.O. Box 720102
Norman, OK 73070
USA

Tel: 405-326-4539  
E-Mail: carol.colefrowe@gmail.com
Website: http://www.carolcolefrowe.com