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  Leah Shepherd
Professional/Personal Overview
  Communicating complex information well is what I do best. I specialize in covering health care, human resources, personal finances, and employee benefits.
I have written extensively about trends, legislation and regulations on those topics. I take pride in reliably meeting deadlines and consistently crafting quality pieces.
I'm also a RYT200 yoga instructor trained in vinyasa, ashtanga and yin yoga.
Personal experience gives me far-reaching knowledge of gymnastics, adoption, ballroom dancing, and dogs.
A versatile player, I can successfully deliver for daily newspapers, monthly magazines, electronic newsletters, frequently updated Web sites, white papers and corporate communications projects.
Work Info
Editor 10 Years
Reporter 15 Years
Writer 15 Years
Business (general) 11 Years
Finance 11 Years
Health 11 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
15 Years
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Employee Benefit Adviser (11+), Employee Benefit News (11+), InsuranceQuotes.com (6-10), AGD Impact magazine (3-5), USA Today Best Years (1-2)
Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Wrike (11+), AARP (6-10), Ledermark (3-5)
Other Work History
I co-authored a book called "The Three Rs of Employee Benefits: Recruiting, Retention and Rewards." I have worked for Employee Benefit News, the Gazette (Montgomery County, Md.), Capital News Service, the Patriot-News (Harrisburg, Pa.) and the Sentinel (Carlisle, Pa.)
In addition, I have experience in editing and proofreading nonfiction books and corporate communications.
Computer Skills
Quark, InDesign, WavePad, Pagemaker, HTML coding, Word, Outlook
Technical Skills
voice recordings, podcast editing, page layout on InDesign and Quark
laptop, digital camera, digital voice recorder, scanner, high-speed Internet, photo printer
Foreign Language Skills
Work Permits & Visas
U.S. citizen
available upon request
My coverage of a train wreck was part of a package that won the Gazette a first place award for breaking news from the Suburban Newspapers of America in 2002. It also was part of a package that won the Gazette a second-place award for spot news from the Maryland, Delaware, D.C. Press Association.
MediaBistro and Editorial Freelancers Association.
I have a bachelor's degree in print journalism from the University of Maryland, College Park.
Freelancer Availability
I freelance full-time. I live near Baltimore, MD. I am willing to travel locally. I have a driver's license. I have access to a car.
Work Samples
(Employee Benefit Adviser, 9/24/2014)
(Employee Benefit News, 4/1/2007)
(Employee Benefit News, 6/1/2006)
(Employee Benefit News, 10/1/2004)
(The Gazette, 4/13/2003)