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  Katie Bacon
Professional/Personal Overview
  I'm an experienced writer and editor who's written long-form profiles, features, and book reviews for national publications and edited articles, books, and corporate projects. I've written about everything from the near-collapse and then meteoric rise of a top charter school to the story behind Obama's pick to head the FCC. I've edited major feature articles on genetics, the military, biotechnology, and many other topics.
Work Info
Copy Editor 10 Years
Writer 6 Years
Editor 15 Years
Education 5 Years
Law 6 Years
Books & Literature 12 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
19 Years
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Harvard Law Bulletin (6-10), Harvard Law Today (1-2), The Boston Globe (1-2)
Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Brandeis University (1-2), Picturelife (1-2), Sugarbush Mountain (1-2)
Other Work History
Worked at The Atlantic and at Legal Affairs before becoming a freelance writer and editor.
Computer Skills
Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OS X, HTML
Laptop, scanner, audio recorder
Foreign Language Skills
Basic French and Italian
Available upon request
Freelancer Availability
I freelance full-time. I live near Boston, MA. I am willing to travel regionally. I have a driver's license. I have access to a car.
Work Samples
(The Atlantic)
This is an example of one of the feature articles I helped conceptualize and edit while at The Atlantic. The article was selected for inclusion in Best American Science and Nature Writing and became the basis for a book nominated for the National Book Award.
(Brandeis University)
I was brought on as an outside editor/reader to do a line-by-line edit on Acting Together: Performance and the Creative Transformation of Conflict, Volumes I and II (released in 2011). I also gave feedback on the overall structure, flow, and organization of the works.
Writing Samples  
(The Boston Globe)
A book review of "The American Way of Eating" by Tracie McMillan.
(The Boston Globe)
A Q&A with a businessman and scholar with a plan for curbing the human-trafficking industry.
(Amherst Magazine)
A feature article about the struggle behind the creation of one of Boston's highest-performing charter schools.
(Harvard Law Bulletin)
A feature profile of Julius Genachowski, the head of the FCC under Obama.