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  Christianna McCausland
 
Professional/Personal Overview
  Award-winning freelance writer with 14 years experience writing feature articles, books and corporate content. My diverse writing expertise includes articles on horseracing and human gut bacteria as well as home style and personality profiles. My feature specialties are profiles, lifestyle, interior design/architecture and business. I write content for companies and nonprofits -- annual reports, newsletters, web copy, brochures, books -- and have experience working as a PR and media consultant. I've appeared as a guest commentator and expert on radio, television and in documentary films.
Work Info
 
Expertise
Account manager 3 Years
Book Author 11 Years
Writer 14 Years
Specialty
Business (general) 14 Years
Home & Garden 14 Years
Lifestyle 14 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
17 Years
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Baltimore magazine (11+), Chesapeake Home + Living (6-10), AAA World (3-5), SmartCEO (3-5), Preservation (1-2), Christian Science Monitor (1-2), Fast Company (1-2)
Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Melville Thomas Architects (11+), Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (6-10), Mercy Health System (3-5), MSN (3-5), University of Maryland School of Pharmacy (3-5), Morabito Consultants (1-2), Bull Dog Tours (1-2)
Other Work History
I have published one book (a history of horseracing) and two commissioned books for clients.
Computer Skills
Word, Excel, PowerPoint,
Technical Skills
Copyediting
Equipment
Laptop, color and b/w scanners and printers, Nikon digital camera, Olympus digital recorder
Foreign Language Skills
Some conversational Spanish
Work Permits & Visas
n/a
Unions
none
References
Ken Iglehart, managing editor Baltimore magazine, iken@baltimoremagzine.net
Ken Karlic, Splice Design Group, ken@splicedesigngroup.com
Awards
Excellence in Journalism award from The American College of Emergency Physicians (for “Everything You Wanted to Know about the ER But Where Afraid to Ask.”)
Excellence in Journalism award from the Maryland chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists for “The Warden’s Story,” a piece on urban violence in Baltimore City.
Other
Pursuing a Masters in Creative Writing at Johns Hopkins University. Graduate of Emory University.
Freelancer Availability
I freelance full-time. I live near Washington, DC. I am willing to travel anywhere. I have a driver's license. I have access to a car.
Work Samples
 
Editorial  
(AAA World, 5/1/2014)
Travel piece on the World War II Memorial.
(Men's Health online, 1/1/2014)
Part of the Everyday Heroes series, a profile of Murdock Henderson, a man who is deaf who is paddling the Amazon River for charity. I took the headshot with my Nikon digital.
(Baltimore, 5/1/2013)
Profile of Stuart Janney, owner of the 2013 Kentucky Derby winner, Orb. Published just as the horse was preparing his triple crown run, prior to the Preakness.
(SmartCEO magazine, 9/1/2012)
Profile of the surfer cum CEO of South Moon Under.
Corporate  
(Morabito Consultants, 1/1/2014)
This website was completed from the ground up with little to no existing information from which to work. In conjunction with the client and graphic designer, I coordinated the creation and writing of all content including biographies and the entire portfolio. Site launched in January.
(Stella Maris/Mercy Health System, 4/1/2012)
Reflections is the development magazine for Stella Maris, a division of the Mercy Health System. I created all content for the publication and coordinated production with the client and designer.
(Buick/MSN, 12/1/2011)
Buick sponsored MSN.com microsite that featured content as part of Buick's nationwide Re:discover campaign. I created a complete guide to the City of Charleston, one of Re:discover's feature cities, that included profiles with notable residents such a Hootie & the Blowfish guitarist Mark Bryan
Contact Info
  Christianna McCausland
Baltimore, MD 
USA

E-Mail: mccausland.c@gmail.com
Website: http://www.ChristiannaWrites.com