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  Kara Watkins
 
Professional/Personal Overview
  Go on, give me an assignment; I'll deliver. A well-rounded, experienced freelancer, I offer a full package of editorial services, from writing and editing print/online content to social media management, desktop publishing, and Web production.

I approach each project — whether it be a grant proposal, direct mail fund-raising package, marketing collateral, a breezy lifestyle, arts/culture, or travel article, or an insightful personality profile — with expertise, enthusiasm, and attention to detail.

I'm based in the metro Los Angeles area.
Work Info
 
Expertise
Copy Editor 15 Years
Editor 15 Years
Writer 15 Years
Specialty
International Development 7 Years
Arts & Humanities 15 Years
Education 15 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
15 Years
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
HCP/Aboard Publishing (1-2)
Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Quiet Hour Ministries (11+), The World Bank/Water and Sanitation Program (11+), ReUse Connection (6-10), Devex (3-5), Joint Aid Management (JAM) (3-5), American Immigration Council (1-2)
Other Work History
Senior Public Relations Manager for a global international development agency based in the Washington DC metro area.

Publications Manager for a school of medicine alumni association.
Computer Skills
Microsoft Office, OS 10+, Tiger, Windows XP/Vista/7, CSS, HTML, Social Media (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn)
Technical Skills
desktop publishing (Adobe Creative Suite); photo editing (PhotoShop); video editing (iMovie); Web production/design (Drupal, HTML, CSS)
Equipment
Mac laptop fully loaded with word-processing, desktop publishing, and photo-editing programs; digital camera; voice recorder
Foreign Language Skills
Italian (proficient); Spanish (conversational, reading)
References
Gladly provided upon request.
Other
Master's in English Literature; Single-Subject California Teaching Credential (English and Biology)
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
 
(Fielding Graduate University, 6/30/2006)
Summer 2006 issue of Fielding Focus, the news and events magazine of Fielding Graduate University. As editor, I oversee production, and write and edit content. See my interview with cover subject Yvette Burton, Ph.D.
Fielding Focus (Winter 2006)
(Fielding Graduate University, 1/9/2006)
Winter 2006 issue of Fielding Focus, the news and events magazine of Fielding Graduate University. As editor, I oversee production, and write and edit content. See cover story I wrote on disaster psychologist Gil Reyes, Ph.D., who discusses the mental health issues surrounding disaster survivors
(Fielding Graduate University, 2/1/2005)
Winter 2005 issue of Fielding Focus, the news and events magazine of Fielding Graduate University. As editor, I oversee production, and write and edit content. See my cover story/interview with DC attorney and Fielding Graduate University board member Michael B. Goldstein, J.D., where he discusse
Writing Samples  
(Latitudes/American Eagle Inflight Magazine (HCP/Aboard Publishing), 11/1/2011)
Arts & culture article introducing American Eagle airlines passengers/Latitudes readers to Washington DC's burgeoning Atlas District.
(Woman magazine (SB News-Press), 11/6/2005)
1700-word cover story profiling Catherine Cole, Ph.D., UC Santa Barbara drama professor, cancer survivor, and amputee.
(Coastal Woman magazine, 11/1/2005)
Feature profiling Santa Barbara landscape painter and issue cover girl Nicole Strasburg. One of three profiles written for the Winter 2005 "Women in the Arts" issue of Coastal Woman.
(Coastal Woman magazine, 11/1/2005)
250-word profile of Santa Barbara-based singer Dana Musgrove, one of several local female artists featured in the "Women in the Arts" issue.
(Coastal Woman magazine, 11/1/2005)
250-word profile of Santa Barbara sculptor Lucy Brown, one of several local female artists featured in the "Women in the Arts" issue.
(Woman magazine (SB News-Press), 8/28/2005)
Fun, informational article highlighting skincare options available in the Santa Barbara area.
Contact Info
  Kara Watkins
Los Angeles, CA 
USA

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