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  Tauren Dyson
Professional/Personal Overview
  I've worked the last five years as a journalist, writing, reporting, editing, researching, and producing multimedia content for various web publications. During that time I've written political, health-related, human-interest, financial, and entertainment stories. My work has appeared on AARP Bulletin and Yahoo, as well as in publications owned by AOL and E.W. Scripps. I also have expertise in SEO writing, blogging, and interpreting web analytics. I hold an MA in journalism from American University and am working toward an MA in writing from The Johns Hopkins University.
Work Info
Reporter 5 Years
Writer 5 Years
Social Media 5 Years
Government 3 Years
Lifestyle 3 Years
Community 3 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
6 Years
Technical Skills
Adobe Audition, Final Cut, Photoshop, Soundslides, Taboola.
Best of Scripps Deadline Reporting Award 2012
Society of Professional Journalist, National Association of Professional Journalist
Freelancer Availability
I freelance full-time. I am willing to travel regionally. I have a driver's license. I have access to a car.
Work Samples
Writing Samples  
(Grading and Excavation Contractor Magazine, 9/8/2015)
Whether a contractor wants to excavate a trench to lay power lines or pipelines, the need for an orga- nized plan of attack is essential. Therefore, an A to Z approach for starting and ending a trenching project is necessary.
(Work Comp Central, 6/24/2015)
A Louisiana advisory council reconsiders support for a formulary bill that would limit the types of prescription drugs patients could use.
(Rochester (Minn.) Post-Bulletin, 4/24/2015)
The United States High Speed Rail Association hosted a three-day conference in Washington, D.C., where groups from around the country converged to outline plans for high-speed rail projects. One was the North American High Speed Rail Group, which says it hopes to build the Zip Rail between Rochester
(MSW Management, 4/15/2015)
Gone are the days when surveyors were forced to jam stakes into the dirt to grade landfills. Today, engineers have the option of using GPS or machine control to finish landfill construction projects in much less time than years past.
(Naples Daily News, 3/26/2011)
Naples officials proposed to have U.S. 41 turn east at Golden Gate Parkway by Coastland Center mall, then turn south at Goodlette-Frank Road until it connects back up with present-day U.S. 41 East. That idea didn't please many U.S. 41 business owners.
(Naples Daily News, 1/24/2011)
I spent the afternoon/early evening covering a stabbing death in Southwest Florida involving two high school students at a bus stop. As the story grew, it gained national attention when the suspect, Jorge Saaverdra, successfully used the 'Stand Your Ground' law as a defense.
Contact Info
  Tauren Dyson
Washington, DC 

Tel: 301-628-7553  
E-Mail: tdyson29@yahoo.com
Website: http://www.dicewrites.com