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  Heather Chin
 
Professional/Personal Overview
  A fresh-faced, yet veteran writer and editor, Heather has six years of editorial and production experience with daily newspapers, national lifestyle magazines, and educational publishing.

She specializes in topics of health, food, culture and education. In her free time, she writes short stories and mentors high school students.

Heather is available for reporting, editing and photography assignments in the New York City and Philadelphia areas.
Work Info
 
Expertise
Photographer 2 Years
Reporter 3 Years
Editor 3 Years
Specialty
Food 1 Year
Health 2 Years
Lifestyle 2 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
3 Years
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Brooklyn Home Reporter and Sunset News (11+), Brooklyn Spectator Magazine (11+)
Other Work History
Editor/Staff Reporter/Photographer, Brooklyn Media Group, 1/2011-Present

Editorial Intern, Weight Watchers magazine, 06/2010-08/2010

Health Intern, The Philadelphia Inquirer, 06/2009-08/2009

Editorial Intern, Parenting magazine, 03/2009-05/2009

Reporting Intern, The Philadelphia Bulletin, 06/2008-08/2008

Editorial Intern, New York Moves Magazine & Roam Magazine, 04/2008-06/2008

Features Intern, www.thecelebritycafe.com, 03/2008

Content/Production Editor, Purun NY, 10/2006-04/2008

Staff Writer & Photographer, Release/Pipe Dream, Binghamton University, NY, '04-'06

Intern, Flame Tree Publishing, London, UK, 09/2005-12/2005

Intern, Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Co., NY, NY, 05/1998-09/2006
Computer Skills
Word, Excel, Acrobat, Windows XP, Skype
Technical Skills
Final Cut Pro, Photoshop CS3, InDesign CS3, Soundslides, Windows Media Player, Wordpress, Blox
Equipment
Mac, PC, Canon SD750, Canon Rebel XTi, Marantz recorders
Foreign Language Skills
Familiar with Spanish and Chinese (spoken Toi-San)
Unions
I do not belong to a union.
References
Steven Strasser, Professor at CUNY Journalism, steven.strasser@journalism.cuny.edu

Karl Stark, SMASH Editor, The Philadelphia Inquirer, kstark@phillynews.com

Christina Vercelletto, Senior Editor, Parenting, christina.vercelletto@bonniercorp.com, 212-779-5080

Helen Cha, EIC Purun NY, helencha212@yahoo.com, 347-809-6853

Edna Sobiesiak, CST&T Co., edna.sobiesiak@yahoo.com, 212-845-3201

Charlotte Owens, Kiwanis NYCYP Board Member, charlotte.c.owens@gmail.com
Associations
Society of Professional Journalists, Association of Health Care Journalists, Asian American Journalists Association, Asian American Writers Workshop, New York Women in Communications, Kiwanis Club of NYC Young Professionals
Other
InDesign CS3 course - MEDIABISTRO
Photoshop CS3 course - MEDIABISTRO
Continuing Ed., CUNY Graduate School of Journalism
"Writing for NYC Newspapers and Magazines" - MEDIABISTRO/NEW SCHOOL
"Investigative Reporting" - MEDIABISTRO
Freelancer Availability
I occasionally freelance. I live near New York, NY. I am willing to travel regionally. I have a driver's license. I have access to a car.
Work Samples
 
(The Philadelphia Inquirer, 9/4/2009)
(The Philadelphia Inquirer, 8/17/2009)
(NY City News Service, 6/5/2009)
"Brooklyn Terminal Market has occupied 15.5 acres of city-owned land in Canarsie for the last 67 years. Predominantly Italian and Jewish vendors have given way in recent years to Dominican, Korean, and Guyanese merchants, reflecting changes in the neighboring population. But the latest change is
(New York Press, 8/1/2007)
Book review of an anthology.