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  barbara barnett
 
Professional/Personal Overview
  Whatever your editorial needs, I'm here for you! Feature articles, ghostwriting, online content, social media, content editing. My breadth of experience includes corporate, not-for-profit and government clients in a wide range of industries: entertainment, environmental, personal technology, food, chemical, pharmaceuticals, and health care.

I've written a book on a hit TV series and chapters in a book on spirituality and pregnancy. I've covered environmental policy from the corporate, government and concerned citizen angles, and have written books and numerous articles on environmental, health and safety management and the food processing industry.

I'm a polished interviewer and have published interviews with Hollywood stars and behind the scenes players, including executives, producers and writers. Serving as the co-executive editor of Blogcritics Magazine (Technorati Media), I not only write, but manage a large staff of editors and writers for a large, popular Internet site.
Work Info
 
Expertise
Content Editor (online) 7 Years
Editor 25 Years
Writer 30 Years
Specialty
Entertainment 7 Years
Science 10 Years
Government 15 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
30 Years
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Technorati Media (11+), Sony (3-5), ABC/Disney (1-2), National Geographic Channel (1-2)
Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
U.S. EPA (11+), Safety-Kleen (6-10), National Safety Council (1-2)
Other Work History
Author: Chasing Zebras: The Unofficial Guide to House, M.D. (ECW Press, 2010)
Contributed 2 Chapters to Spiritual Pregnancy: Nine Months That Will Transform Your Life (Llewellyn Worldwide, 2012)
Ritual Educator/Religion Writer
Public Affairs Consultant (U.S. EPA)
Consultant to Sunshine Committee Illinois State Senate
Technical Editor/Writer Harding-Lawson Engineers
Public Affairs Consultant: Clients included U.S. EPA, Safety-Kleen, Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Stericycle, Illinois Dept. of Transportation, etc.
Associate Editor Processed Prepared Foods
Regulatory Affairs Analyst: Pharmaceutical and Chemical Industries
Food Safety Microbiologist--Illinois Department of Public Health
Computer Skills
Word, Excel, Power Point, SCRIVE CMS, HTML,
OSX, Windows XP, Windows 7
Technical Skills
Photography, Social Media, ScriptIt, Scrivener
Equipment
Digital Audio Recorder, DSLR High Def Camera with HD movie capability, Macbook Pro i7 Core, Script It, Scrivener
Foreign Language Skills
French, Hebrew
References
on request
Awards
Gold Solomon Schechter Award for Publications (Parent-Tot Prayer Book)
Society for Technical Communications Award for Publications
Associations
Society of Midland Authors, Midwest Writers Association (Board), Chicago Writers Association
Other
My academic and professional background is as eclectic as my writing portfolio. With a B.S in Biology and Chemistry and a Master's Degree in Political Science and Public Policy, I've also studied English and History. I've been a lab scientist and a corporate public affairs consultant. I've worked for huge government clients and small non-profits. I've written entertainment (published a book on it), and spirituality. I am a fast, creative writer who can do whatever your writing/content-editing needs require.
Freelancer Availability
I freelance full-time. I live near Chicago, IL. I am willing to travel regionally. I have a driver's license. I have access to a car.
Work Samples
 
Advertiser-paid editorial content  
(Sony via Technorati Media, 3/1/2012)
Advertiser-paid feature (paid editorial) to accompany advertising for the DVD/Blu-ray release of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. A series of 10 blog-length posts about the characters, plot and actors associated with the hit 2011 movie The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.
Celeberity Interview  
(Blogcritics, 5/1/2011)
Exclusive interview with House, M.D. Showrunner/Executive Producer Katie Jacobs in her only interview during the 2010-2011 primetime TV season. My second interview with one of the creative engines of the hit series, Jacobs had declined interviews all year, opting to sit for an interview with me
Gadgets and Technology  
(Blogcritics, 2/29/2008)
Appreciating technology from a middle-aged, baby-boomer perspective
Travel Writing  
(Blogcritics, 8/20/2008)
Travel piece about seeing Alaska via cruise ship. Includes my original photography taken with a digital SLR aboard ship
politics  
(Blogcritics, 3/23/2010)
A piece on health care reform, humanized by a personal reflection about my mother.
Additional Writing Samples  
Archive of my nearly 500 Blogcritics articles
Contact Info
  barbara barnett
wheeling, IL 
USA

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