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  Erin English
 
Professional/Personal Overview
  My passion for writing goes back to elementary school, when I first laid my hands on a copy of Louise Fitzhugh’s novel Harriet the Spy. I read the book cover-to-cover in a matter of days, and acquired my own spiral-bound notebook to jot down observations about people and places. My love for storytelling has never waned. In the last 20 years, I have worked as a technology reporter, television producer, freelance writer, and marketing professional in the nonprofit sector.

I have a special interest in writing about outdoor pursuits (especially hiking, biking and skiing on the Western Slope of Colorado), adventure activities for adults and children with disabilities, home/design/architecture, and travel.

I currently reside in a remote ski town with a population of roughly 3,000. I freelance part-time (writing and marketing consulting), and otherwise spend my days keeping up with a precocious two-year-old boy.

Work Info
 
Expertise
Coordinator 7 Years
Producer (television) 5 Years
Writer 17 Years
Specialty
Outdoors 4 Years
Disabilities 4 Years
Technology 6 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
20 Years
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Colorado Homes & Lifestyles (6-10), Crested Butte Magazine (6-10), The Elk Mountain Real Estate Review (6-10), Powder (3-5), Gunnison Country Times (1-2), Denver Life Magazine (1-2)
Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Adaptive Sports Center (6-10), Center for Restorative Practices (6-10), Flatiron Sports (3-5), Gunnison Valley Health Foundation (1-2)
Other Work History
Marketing Director, Adaptive Sports Center (4 years)
Communications Coordinator, Eco-Cycle (3 years)
Producer, TechTV's "Internet Tonight" (3 years)
Writer/Production Assistant, "The Site" on MSNBC (1 year)
Reporter, Edittech International (2 years)

Past freelance video production work: TiVo, CNET Media Productions, Oxygen Media, Premier Retail Networks

Past freelance writing assignments: Dirt Rag, Bicycle Times, Mountain Flyer, Sports 'n Spokes, NSAA Journal, digitalFOTO, San Francisco Downtown
Equipment
MacBook, Canon PowerShot G15 digital camera, iPhone
Awards
Northern California Emmy Award, Best Entertainment Program, “Movies Online” (2000)
Other
B.A. Journalism, Minor in Recreation
Freelancer Availability
I occasionally freelance. I live near Grand Junction, CO. I am willing to travel anywhere. I have a driver's license. I have access to a car.
Work Samples
 
Brochure  
(Adaptive Sports Center)
Copy created for an Adaptive Sports Center sponsorship brochure.
Travel Writing  
(Colorado Homes & Lifestyles)
(Colorado Homes & Lifestyles)
(Colorado Homes & Lifestyles)
Sports  
(www.powdermag.com, 9/8/2014)
(powdermag.com)
(powdermag.com)
(Dirt Rag)
Home & Design  
(Colorado Homes & Lifestyles)
(Colorado Homes & Lifestyles)
(Colorado Homes & Lifestyles)