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  Christian Lewis
 
Professional/Personal Overview
  A staff editor for Portfolio Media (the news arm of LexisNexis), I write, edit and research on a freelance basis covering travel, literature, new media, ecology and law. My work has appeared in The Strand Magazine, Outside Magazine, Multichannel News, Narrative Magazine, Bedford Magazine, The Rambler, and Hersam-Acorn Newspapers. Please consider my work samples and give me a call to discuss your project.
Work Info
 
Expertise
Editor 10 Years
Researcher 10 Years
Writer 10 Years
Specialty
Most recently, editing manuscripts for consideration by publishing houses. 4 Years
Arts & Humanities 10 Years
Entertainment 10 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
10 Years
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
The Strand Magazine (11+), Portfolio Media, Inc. (11+), Author Published By Random House (1-2), Author Pitching First Novel (1-2)
Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
OpitConsulting (1-2), Ridgefield Economic Development Commission (1-2), Craig's Fine Jewelry (1-2)
Other Work History
Carlson Marketing Group
Event Planner 2000 - 2002
Clients: Pfizer, Daimler-Chrysler, General Motors, Lucent, Subaru, Texaco / Events: Chrysler Classic; Winter Olympics / Other Destinations: Barcelona, Cabo San Lucas, Chicago, Dallas, Las Vegas, Orlando, Phoenix, San Francisco, Sydney, Vancouver
Computer Skills
Proficient in MS Office, News Edit Pro and Adobe InCopy; experience with Adobe InDesign, Quark XPress, Photoshop, MS Publisher and Lyris marketing software; experience with digital photography; proficient in Internet research; Mac and PC compatible.
Technical Skills
Proficient in Avid Pro Tools, Apple GarageBand.
Equipment
MacBook Pro; Canon PowerShot SX10; digital recorder.
Foreign Language Skills
Conversational Spanish
References
Available upon request
Awards
Nominated for 2009 Pushcart Award by The Rambler Magazine
Finalist, 2008 Story Quarterly Contest, Narrative Magazine
Honorary Mention, 75th Annual Essay Competition, Writer's Digest
Associations
Freelance Writing Organization International
Mediabistro
Other
Graduate, The School for Field Studies, Athi River, Kenya
Graduate, National Outdoor Leadership School, Lander, WY
Certificate of Completion, Leave No Trace, Center for Outdoor Ethics, Boulder, CO
SCUBA certified
Freelancer Availability
I occasionally freelance. I live near New York, NY. I am willing to travel anywhere. I have a driver's license. I have access to a car.
Work Samples
 
EDITING  
(Portfolio Media, 12/15/2012)
The Newswire For Business Lawyers
(The Strand Magazine, 11/1/2010)
The Magazine for Mystery & Short Story Lovers
INTERVIEWS  
(Ridgefield Press, 4/10/2008)
Actor/writer/producer Giancarlo Esposito discusses his directorial debut, Gospel Hill, a race relations film starring Samuel L Jackson, Danny Glover, Angela Bassett and Julia Stiles.
(Hersam Acorn Newspapers, Arts & Leisure, 12/15/2005)
Interview with MSNBC anchor Rita Cosby.
(Hersam Acorn Newspapers, Arts & Leisure, 9/24/2005)
Author Rick Moody discusses his new novel, The Diviners, and his life and work since his early success with The Ice Storm.
(Hersam Acorn Newspapers, Arts & Leisure, 7/15/2004)
Performers Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward discuss the jazz string trio, Time for Three.
NEWS / REVIEWS  
(Multichannel News, 7/9/2007)
HBO churned up some buzz recently by projecting onto the white wall of a Lower East Side apartment building its newest original ... series? Music video? Multiplatform diorama ballet?
(Multichannel News, 3/12/2007)
After five years in the making, Discovery Channel's nature miniseries, Planet Earth, is ready to debut March 25, but in a bid for buzz, the network is jumping the gun nine days early with a sneak preview on its video-on-demand service.
(Multichannel News, 3/11/2007)
With an eye on harnessing affiliate interest in environmental conservation, National Geographic Channel is rolling out a multiplatform educational initiative called Preserve Our Planet.
(Multichannel News, 1/29/2007)
Profile of Comedy Central President Michele Ganeless.
(Ridgefield Press, 6/24/2004)
After months of deliberation, the Federal Bureau of Indian Affairs denies the Connecticut-based Golden Hill Paugussetts recognition as a tribe.
(Ridgefield Press, 6/17/2004)
While no one can predict the range a radioactive plume might affect, a 2001 study by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission discusses potential health impacts up to 500 miles away from nuclear facilities.
(Ridgefield Press, 3/4/2004)
Connecticut officials react to pending legislation that would require all public office holders to disclose personal finances.
WEB CONTENT  
(Craig's Fine Jewelry, 1/1/2008)
Wrote all content for website, including product catalog, home page, employee bios.
Contact Info
  Christian Lewis
Brooklyn, NY 11217
USA

Tel: 203-209-6458  
E-Mail: christianlew@gmail.com
Website: http://