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  Christopher Gigley
 
Professional/Personal Overview
  Accomplished freelance writer specializing in food writing with a focus on regional specialties, travel writing with a focus on U.S. destinations, and sports writing with a focus on baseball and ice hockey.
Work Info
 
Expertise
Editor 16 Years
Reporter 16 Years
Writer 16 Years
Specialty
Food 7 Years
Sports & Recreation 7 Years
Travel 7 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
16 Years
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Los Angeles Dodgers (11+), Our State (NC state magazine) (11+), St. Louis Cardinals (11+), Winston-Salem Monthly (11+), Seattle Magazine (1-2), National Geographic Traveler (1-2)
Other Work History
Editor, Giftware Business, 1993-2002
Computer Skills
Mac OS X, Word, Excel
Equipment
MacBook, iPod voice recorder
Other
Ohio University, BS in Journalism with specializations in economics and English, 1993 Graduate
Freelancer Availability
I freelance full-time. I live near Greensboro, NC. I am willing to travel anywhere. I have a driver's license. I have access to a car.
Work Samples
 
Travel Writing Samples  
(Our State, 10/1/2009)
Based on a story I wrote about a farmer's market vendor who sold fresh North Carolina shrimp, I pitched and won an assignment focusing on this small fishing village.
(North Carolina Signature, 1/1/2008)
A feature on boutique hotels across North Carolina, highlighting the particular room in which I stayed, key perks and the overall atmosphere of the hotel. This was also my pitch.
Food/Drink Writing Samples  
(Our State, 10/1/2009)
An Our State piece that I pitched for October, using the World Series as a hook for this North Carolina peanut producer, which happens to supply most of the Major and Minor League ballparks in the U.S.
(Greensboro Monthly, 3/1/2008)
A feature on a local brewer I pitched to Greensboro Monthly.
Sports Writing Samples  
(Winston-Salem Monthly, 10/8/2009)
A humanizing feature on the new minor league hockey team in Winston-Salem.
(Houston Astros, 5/1/2009)
Profile on Ivan "Pudge" Rodriguez, not the most media-friendly baseball player on the planet. With little to go on, I managed to write a feature about his significance to his new team.
(Texas Rangers, 4/1/2009)
Feature on Texas Rangers second baseman Ian Kinsler, shortly after the team signed him to a long-term contract. I traveled to spring training in Arizona to work on this piece.
Contact Info
  Christopher Gigley
Greensboro, NC 
USA

E-Mail: cgigley@yahoo.com
Website: http://chrisgigley.com