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  Patricia Terry
 
Professional/Personal Overview
  A freelance professional, I deliver clean, colorful and well-researched copy on everything from landscape gardening, the environment and home design to Habitat home-building in the Mekong Delta. Along with Pat Terry photos, my travel, home and environmental articles have appeared in magazines, major newspapers and Internet media. On travel stories, I often team up with Cliff Terry, an award-winning feature writer who's also authored guidebooks to Chicago.
Work Info
 
Expertise
Copy Editor 4 Years
Reporter 10 Years
Writer 15 Years
Specialty
Environment & Nature 3 Years
Travel 10 Years
Home & Garden 15 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
20 Years
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Chicago Tribune (6-10), rugnews.com (3-5), Chicago Sun-Times (1-2)
Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Tandem Design (1-2)
Other Work History
Chicago Tribune, Fairchild Publications (Home Furnishings Daily, WWD), Retail Floorcovering Institute, International Home & Housewares Association
Computer Skills
Word, Excel, OSX 10
Technical Skills
Photoshop, Adobe
Equipment
Nikon DSL70, 3 Mac computers, audio recorders
Foreign Language Skills
Spanish - speak decently, read with help of a dictionary but comprehend less.
References
Upon request
Awards
Silver Trumpet-International, Publicity Club of Chicago; Silver Dome-Excellence in Broadcasting, Illinois Broadcasters Association.
Associations
Association for Women Journalists, board of directors; Society of Professional Journalists; Chicago Headline Club; Independent Writers of Chicago; Publicity Club of Chicago; Freelance Success; Media Bistro
Other
Extensive travel, from the Pine Ridge (S.D.) Indian Reservation to Tibet and China, South and Central America. Cultural awareness from volunteer projects with local residents in Vietnam, Chile, Peru, Brazil and the U.S.
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
 
(Chicago Sun-Times)
Avid collector of Mexican art designs her living space as a gallery.
Home & Garden  
(Midwest Home Chicago)
Chicago restaurateur built an intimate, enclosed garden in the heart of Chicago, reminiscent of villas in his native Italy, and starring a spectacular cascade down the wall of his garage.