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  Kay Day
 
Professional/Personal Overview
  Self-employed 20 years. Published in The Writer, Christian Science Monitor, Coastal Homes, Florida Times Union and many others. Content for United Press International, Sky News, Beneath the Brand, The Writer website and others. Provide content for print media, online sites, non-profit organizations and corporations. Areas of specialty include health, lifestyle, social commentary, criminal justice, environment, marketing, creative writing. Recent projects: feature for daily newspaper about a family's visit to Israel during conflict with Lebanon, article about kumquats, articles about book business and publishing, essay about parenting, arts-in-medicine project for large teaching hospital, interviews with musicians and writers, book and movie reviews. Writing residency/Arts-in-Medicine program at Shands Jacksonville.

Columnist for "Web Savvy" at The Writer online.

If it can be researched and/or experienced, I can write it.

Blogs: theusreport.com
coveringflorida.blogspot.com
Work Info
 
Expertise
Book Author 7 Years
Content Editor (online) 10 Years
Reporter 21 Years
Specialty
Books & Literature 20 Years
Environment & Nature 20 Years
Lifestyle 20 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
25 Years
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
St. Johns Sun (11+), The Writer (Magazine) (11+), United Press International (UPI) (11+), The Writer (Web site) (11+), Florida Times Union (11+), Beneath the Brand (11+), 451press.com (11+), Family Security Matters (11+), Family Security Matters (11+), Christian Science Monitor (3-5), Coastal Homes (3-5), Faces of Freedom (1-2), ForeWord (1-2), NewsMax (1-2), Sky News (1-2), The Writer's Handbook (1-2)
Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Palmetto Pharmacist (11+), SC Dept. Natural Resources (11+), Shands Jacksonville (1-2), Southeastern Writers Association (1-2)
Other Work History
Staff, SC Wildlife Magazine; Communications Director, SC Forestry Association.

Freelance: editor, Palmetto Pharmacist; technical writer, SC Department Natural Resources; special sections writer for State Newspaper; newsletter editor hospital pharmacy association and criminal justice organization.
Computer Skills
Word, Windows XP,blog (Wordpress, Blogger, Typepad), various HTML editing programs; social media
Technical Skills
Familiarity with HTML. Moderately competent at photo editing. Simple Web design.
Equipment
laptop, audio recorder, digital camera, scanner,video cam
Foreign Language Skills
moderately fluent, Spanish
References
Supplied upon request.
Awards
National League American Pen Women (Florida), Florida Times Union, Sandoz Medical Journalism (cited for editorial excellence)
Associations
American Society Journalists and Authors, Authors Guild, Online News Association, Florida Writers Association
Other
Background in marketing, creative nonfiction. Workshop facilitator creative and business writing; experience in providing marketing materials for retail clothing. Books and criticism, poetry.
Freelancer Availability
I freelance full-time. I live near Jacksonville, FL. I am willing to travel anywhere. I have a driver's license. I have access to a car.
Work Samples
 
Writing Samples  
(451press.com, 7/18/2007)
Tips for safety with the benign risk known as the swimming pool.
(Florida Times Union, 7/11/2007)
Refugees join the Jacksonville community in celebrating World Refugee Day.
(Family Security Matters, 6/12/2007)
Join the candidates in a rousing version of 'Shall We Gather at the Potomac?'
(The Writer, 6/12/2007)
Stage fright? We can help.* *Can be read as MS Word document; can be read online at The Writer only by premium subscribers. First publication in recurring column "Poetry Beat" at The Writer.
(The Writer, 5/15/2007)
An interview with the founder of Foetry, a watchdog site monitoring poetry contests and poetry publishers. Original article can still be accessed by subscribers; premium content at The Writer Web site (http://writermag.com).
(Christian Science Monitor, 2/13/2007)
Adventures of two poets who decide to hold a love poems clinic.
(Florida Times Union, 2/10/2007)
Who knew a bonsai could be such a complicated creation?
(Christian Science Monitor, 1/31/2007)
Walnut-size kumquats fill a basket. The peel of the tiny citrus fruit is sweet, and the pulp inside is tart. Kumquats are eaten peel and all, or may be puréed for use in pies, cakes, and jams. She gets reacquainted with the tiny, unusual fruit from her childhood – and shares it with her own chil
(Family Security Matters, 10/6/2006)
America is the most violent culture in the world, according to the governor of Pennsylvania. He's wrong. (originally published Family Security Matters)
(Florida Times Union, 9/13/2006)
Even though violence was escalating, one Jacksonville family decided to stay on course with plans for a vacation to the ancestral homeland in Israel.
(The Writer, 8/1/2006)
Experts weigh in on what makes a poem great.
(Christian Science Monitor, 6/29/2006)
Helping stray animals
(Florida Times Union, 3/3/2006)
A family from Afghanistan shares their native country's culture with their new neighbors in America.
(Florida Times Union, 7/23/2005)
A boy, his dogs, and a rattlesnake converge in rural Georgia.
Movie Review  
(Florida Times Union, 8/4/2006)
Review of IMAX film
Contact Info
  Kay Day
Jacksonville, FL 
USA

Tel: 904-880-4516  
E-Mail: kaydayed@theusreport.com
Website: http://kayday.com