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  Gayle Falkenthal
 
Professional/Personal Overview
  Award-winning content creator, journalist and PR pro. Adept with articles, columns, op-eds, blog posts, website copy. Can write any length, any style, all formats. National columnist for Communities Digital News. I write quickly, concisely, and without drama, grammatically correct and error free. Let me help you tell your story and find your voice.
Work Info
 
Expertise
Content Editor (online) 20 Years
Editor 20 Years
Writer 20 Years
Specialty
Law 10 Years
Sports & Recreation 10 Years
Business (general) 15 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
20 Years
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Communities at Washington Times (11+), Patch.com (6-10), San Diego Daily Transcript (6-10)
Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Associated Builders and Contractors, San Diego (11+), Fleischer & Associates (11+), San Diego County Taxpayers Assn. (11+)
Other Work History
Director of Public Affairs, San Diego District Attorney; Communications Director and Disaster Public Affairs Officer, American Red Cross (San Diego)
Computer Skills
Microsoft Office suite, general CMS
Technical Skills
Photoshop
Equipment
MacBookPro user (but not a total fanboy)
Foreign Language Skills
N/A
Work Permits & Visas
N/A
Unions
N/A
References
Contact me for references.
Awards
San Diego Press Club, Health Care Communicators of San Diego, RTNDA Golden Mikes (Southern California broadcasting)
Associations
San Diego Press Club, Online News Association
Other
Adjunct professor, San Diego State University and National University; journalism, PR, speech communication
Freelancer Availability
I occasionally freelance. I live near San Diego, CA. I am willing to travel regionally. I have a driver's license. I have access to a car.
Work Samples
 
(Communities Digital News at Washington Times, 2/1/2013)
Column on current media issues; opinion, news and interviews
(Communities Digital News at Washington Times, 2/1/2013)
Boxing column for national online news platform.
(Communities Digital News at Washington Times, 2/1/2013)
Feature story with interview.
(Communities Digital News at Washington Times, 12/26/2012)
Consumer or "how-to" story example.