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  April Peveteaux
 
Professional/Personal Overview
  In addition to being a food writer with a sense of humor (see: Gluten Is My Bitch); I write satire and parenting articles, sometimes at the same time. Other areas I've covered include sex and entertainment (music, book, TV and movie reviews.) My work at Radar, The Stir, Babble and Nerve typify my style.
Work Info
 
Expertise
Content Editor (online) 5 Years
Editor 7 Years
Writer 17 Years
Specialty
Family, Children & Teenagers 6 Years
Humor 8 Years
Entertainment 17 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
15 Years
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Babble.com (11+), CafeMom/The Stir (11+), Nerve.com (11+), Radar Magazine (11+)
Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
BMG Music Entertainment (11+), SXSW Music & Media Conference (11+)
Other Work History
I am the author of "Gluten Is My Bitch: Rants, Recipes, & Ridiculousness for the Gluten-Free" coming out on Abrams in May 2013. Based on the blog by the same name.
Computer Skills
HTML, Dreamweaver, Word, Excel, Photoshop
Technical Skills
n/a
Equipment
Laptop, digital camera, Flip camera, audio/phone recorder
Foreign Language Skills
some French
Work Permits & Visas
US Citizen
Unions
Freelancers Union
References
Ada Calhoun, EIC of Babble.com,
Mac Montandon, Editor at Penthouse (former editor at Radar), Amy Boshnack, Editorial Director at The Stir
Awards
As an editor at Babble, we were nominated for an ASME for General Excellence Online for 2007. We won Best Editorial Consumer Website, Silver Medal: (Gold: TIME; Bronze: Newsweek) for Folio Magazine's 2008 Eddie and Ozzie Awards.
I was also a semi-finalist for my comedy feature for the PAGE screenplay awards.
Other
In the beginning of my writing career, I worked in the music business as my 'day' job so I have extensive experience in the music industry.
Freelancer Availability
I freelance full-time. I live near Los Angeles, CA. I am willing to travel anywhere. I have a driver's license. I have access to a car.
Work Samples
 
writing samples  
(Radar, 12/1/2007)
Humor piece for Radar outing the biggest celebrity catfights of '07.
(Babble.com, 4/1/2007)
Personal essay about my online nemesis from my parenting message board.
interview  
(Babble, 2/13/2009)
Interview with Alex McCord and Simon van Kempen - the couple you love to hate - on their new parenting book.
(Babble.com, 3/1/2008)
Interview with two mothers and a child with autism surrounding the HBO documentary, Autism: The Musical