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  Brooke ONeill
 
Professional/Personal Overview
  Want to get inside the head of a controversial filmmaker? Need someone to explain condensed matter physics in layman's terms? From the performing arts to the sciences, I've interviewed Oscar nominees, business revolutionaries, and some of the nation's top intellectuals. Check out samples on my Web site at www.brookeoneill.com.

* Plus...need some PR magic? I can help you attract consumers, promote your products, or just get your message out. Let me shape your public persona with attention-grabbing press releases, Web site copy, and other marketing collateral.
Work Info
 
Expertise
Copywriter 8 Years
Editor 8 Years
Writer 8 Years
Specialty
Arts & Humanities 8 Years
Business (general) 8 Years
Entertainment 8 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
8 Years
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Back Stage West (11+), BackStage.com (11+), University of Chicago Magazine (11+), Ross Reports (1-2)
Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Point of Contention Theatre Company (11+), Howsmatter.com (3-5), Fariba Shekari, Persian Artist (3-5), Heal the Bay (1-2), Eve Bordoli Music Studio (1-2)
Computer Skills
Word, Excel, HTML, Java, Flash
Technical Skills
Adobe, Web design
Equipment
Audio recorder, Sony digital camera, laptop
Foreign Language Skills
French proficient
References
What people are saying:

"Brooke is a very talented writer. She excels at all levels of the process: from pitching insightful stories to getting the right people to say the right things to stringing together the quotes and facts with accuracy, relevance, finesse, and professionalism. She comes in ahead of deadline and she is a pleasure to work with during edits. I look forward to working with Brooke again." - David Lott, Web Content Editor, HowsMatter.com

"Brooke wrote the only article about me that I ever wanted to show to anyone. She is a great writer with an energetic, economical style. The piece she wrote made me much funnier than I am in real life. I considered hiring her as my biographer, only to realize she boiled down whatever was interesting about me into one page." -David Goodman, Executive Producer, Family Guy

* Visit www.brookeoneill.com for more testimonials.
Associations
Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha Sigma Nu, Psi Chi
Other
I have a bachelor's in Honors English and psychology from Georgetown University, where I graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. I also hold a master's degree in cultural anthropology from the University of Chicago and studied French at L'Universit de Paris VII Denis Diderot. My master's thesis exploring the dynamics of improvisational comedy training is on the recommended reading list of the Chicago Improv Festival.
Freelancer Availability
I freelance full-time. I live near Chicago, IL. I am willing to travel anywhere. I have a driver's license. I have access to a car.
Work Samples
 
(Various)
I can help your company get the publicity it deserves with press releases, brochures, web site content, and more.
(Various)
Visit my Web site to meet Melora Hardin ("Jan") from NBC's The Office, peek inside the lives of Hollywood stunt performers, learn how Pokemon sheds light on Japanese culture, find out how new words get into the dictionary, and much more!
Contact Info
  Brooke ONeill
Chicago, IL 
USA

E-Mail: brooke@brookeoneill.com
Website: http://www.brookeoneill.com