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  Holly Lang
Professional/Personal Overview
  A versatile writer and researcher, I can tackle any topic with speed and skill, and handle any style of writing, from straightforward journalism to legislative policy to humor copy. I can explain complex issues in simple, easy-to-read language.

I have worked for wires, dailies, weeklies, monthlies and nonprofits both in a staff and a freelance capacity. I've overseen editorial and design staff, and have managed budgets both large and small. I have written three books, and heavily contributed to a fourth. Ive developed policy and position papers, and have written more than a dozen white papers on legislative issues. I also have extensive experience preparing press releases, speeches and talking points. Additionally, I have often served as a spokesperson on a variety of topics.
Work Info
Editor 10 Years
Researcher 10 Years
Web Designer 6 Years
Government 7 Years
Health 5 Years
Project management 9 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
13 Years
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Pine Magazine (11+), Little Five Fest (3-5)
Other Work History
Health Access Program Director, Georgia Watch; Founding Publisher, Pine Magazine
Reporter, Birmingham Post-Herald, Scripps Howard News Service; Staff, Performer Publications; Staff, Atlanta Press.
Computer Skills
HTML, Dreamweaver, WordPress, Ruby on Rails, jQuery, all Microsoft applications,
Technical Skills
Fireworks, Photoshop, InDesign, Adobe Pro
Mac iBook, professional-grade digital camera, several audio recorders
Foreign Language Skills
Currently learning Spanish and Italian
Many professional references upon request.
Various journalism awards.
I have traveled extensively through Central America, South America and Western Europe.
Freelancer Availability
I freelance full-time. I live near Atlanta, GA. I am willing to travel anywhere. I have a driver's license. I have access to a car.
Work Samples
(Pine Magazine, 1/17/2009)
This is the front image of the magazine I created.
(Pine Magazine, 1/9/2009)
Propaganda has often proved to be an effective tool to convey ideas. The images are almost a visual onomatopoeia, instantly conveying a thought or idea most often without the need for words. Think Russia during wars, or the image of Che Guevara, which is one of the world's most universally merchandi
(Pine Magazine, 10/26/2008)
Springfield, Ga. -- Eyes darkened by a persistent strain of the flu that won't leave her slight body, my sister Traci Bishop sat center of a cramped living room in Springfield, Ga., weighing her limited options on how to finally feel better. She could again try over-the-counter remedies, though they
(Greenwood Publishing Group, 10/31/2007)
"The Notorious B.I.G.: A Biography" will be released late October 2007. Sample text coming soon.
(Georgia Watch, 10/1/2007)
This white paper on credit freeze legislation in Georgia and in the United States received national attention, having become one of the more comprehensive overviews of the legislation. News outlets that ran stories on this paper include the Associated Press, NPR, CNN and Fox.
(Knock Knock, 8/1/2007)
A parody of self-help books, "How to Procrastinate" is part of Knock Knock's series of self-hurt guides. The book's main goal was to help others learn to procrastinate. Sample text coming soon.
(Knock Knock, 8/1/2007)
"...Of course you already know that intellectually traversing the vast array of human medical conditions is an exhilarating adventure inside your own mind, like riding a roller coaster or screaming through a good horror movie. ...There’s never been a better time to be a hypochondriac. ... Print and
(Greenwood Publishing Group, 12/31/2006)
"Dr. Dre: A Biography" was published by Greenwood Publishing Group in late 2006. Sample text coming soon.
(Pine Magazine, 7/28/2006)
"...Fast-forward from the April show to a few weekends back in July, the pool tables at Lenny’s replacing the washer and dryer in the corner of that early house show, as the harder, methodical rock of the Liverhearts is put aside for easier, quirky pop of several solo artists. The crowd, quieter but
(Birmingham Post-Herald, 8/6/2005)
LA CEIBA, Honduras — Still bloody from being beaten the day before, Oscar Martinez pulled a .38-caliber special from his jeans and shot Raeton Gualino dead. Second in command for a rival gang, Gualino wasn't a man Martinez said he knew personally. But to prove his loyalty to gang Mara Salvatrucha 1
(Birmingham Post-Herald, 7/30/2005)
LA CEIBA, Honduras — The small, thin girl holds out dirty hands to Mario Miralda, her eyes glancing down. "Please, sir, please," she says in Spanish, her voice quiet against the loud laughter of the other children. She wears a torn, black dress and no shoes. Each foot has six toes, her teeth — too
(Birmingham Post-Herald, 6/15/2005)
from text: The federal inmates at Keaton Correctional Institute watched intently as Neonta Williams held the bright green condom firmly in her hand. "Check for tears," she said, the words "Acquired Immune Deficiency" in large letters on the white board behind her. "And make sure there are no rips,
Rice's Titusville Roots
(Birmingham Post-Herald, 11/23/2004)
From text: Condoleezza Rice was the girl many remembered as always studying, her face close to her books as darkness would fall on her Titusville street in the 1950s and '60s. ''Condi always put her studies first, even though we always played sports like baseball in the afternoon,'' Birmingham Ci
Aging with AIDS
(Birmingham Post-Herald, 3/1/2004)
From text: Cal McCloskey sat in his apartment, a pale, tan box of two rooms perched on the 11th floor of a Southside complex for senior citizens, his pills laid out on the coffee table. There were two slender blue ones for diabetes, two larger white pills for congenital heart disease, and another
Contact Info
  Holly Lang
Atlanta, GA 30307

Tel: 404-512-8808  
E-Mail: hollylang@gmail.com
Website: http://www.pinemagazine.com