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  Christine Van Dusen
Professional/Personal Overview
  I'm an award-winning journalist and communications professional, a jack-of-all-trades -- with expertise in business news, culture, style, fitness, justice, travel, dining, education, Atlanta -- who has 18 years of experience writing, editing and blogging for numerous national news organizations, corporations and nonprofits.
Work Info
Editor 8 Years
Reporter 18 Years
Writer 18 Years
Fitness 8 Years
Music 18 Years
Business (general) 18 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
18 Years
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Prospect News (11+), Walden Magazine (11+), Atlanta Magazine (11+), Fodor's Travel (3-5), Chicago Tribune (1-2)
Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
International consulting firm (confidential) (11+), Kendall College (6-10), Santa Fe University of Art and Design (6-10), Chattahoochee Riverkeeper (3-5), Emory Law School (3-5), Georgia State University's Robinson College (1-2), Georgia-Pacific (1-2)
Other Work History
Georgia College and State University: adjunct professor of journalism
Atlanta (Ga.) Journal-Constitution: 6 years, writer/editor
Rochester (NY) Democrat and Chronicle: 2 years, writer
Utica (NY) Observer-Dispatch: 1.5 years, writer
Computer Skills
Word, Excel, Windows, OS 10, Powerpoint, Adobe Pagemaker, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Acrobat
Technical Skills
FinalCut Pro, iMovie, ArcSoft Photostudio, basic web design
MacBook laptop, Canon Rebel Xsi, Panasonic RR-QR180 digital recorder, JVC digital video camera
Foreign Language Skills
Some proficiency in French and Spanish
Janice Winburn, editor, CNN: jan.winburn@turner.com;
Cynthia Good, editor, PINK Magazine: cgood@pinkmagazine.com;
Rebecca Burns, deputy editor, Atlanta Magazine: rburns@atlantamag.emmis.com
2007 Folio Eddie and Ozzie Awards, Bronze in Business/Finance, for Double Your Salary in Pink Magazine; 2005 Livingston Award finalist, for "Do you believe in second chances?" about an ex-con's fight for a new life, in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution; 2005 Georgia Press Association, First Place, Feature Writing, for "second chances;" 2005 Georgia Associated Press Association, Third Place, Feature Writing, for second chances;" 2004 Georgia Press Association, First Place, Feature Writing, for "Finding her way in the dark," about the struggle to cope with impending blindness, in the Journal-Constitution; 2004 National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation, award finalist, for "Finding her way;" 2002 Society of American Business Editors and Writers Small Business Reporting Conference, selected as one of the country's "leading small-business writers;" 1999 Dean Gysel Writing Award, for the best writer under 35 at the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle.
Master's of Science in Journalism from the Medill School at Northwestern University; spouse-participant in the elite Knight-Wallace Journalism Fellowship at the University of Michigan; Certified Spinning (indoor cycling) instructor; classically trained vocalist; volunteer in the NICU at Dekalb Medical in Georgia
Freelancer Availability
I freelance full-time. I live near Atlanta, GA. I am willing to travel anywhere. I have a driver's license. I have access to a car.
Work Samples
(Chicago Tribune, 8/4/2013)
The Romance Writers of America conference falls under the sway of 'Fifty Shades of Grey'
(Atlanta Magazine, 3/1/2013)
Decatur teen Morgan Saylor is definitely not her character on "Homeland." STORY: The face -- knitted brow, scrunched nose, curled lip, eye roll at the ready -- is familiar to anyone who's ever been, or been in the orbit of, a teenager. With elegant simplicity, it says one thing: You suck.
(Atlanta Magazine, 10/1/2012)
Time may wait for no man, but it seems to have waited for Hilson. The question, as she records the tracks for her new album, is whether she pressed her luck too hard this time, and waited too long to come back.
(Atlanta Magazine, 8/1/2011)
In just nineteen months, Scoutmob has gone from Groupon wannabe to the darling of Atlanta deal seekers. But for the merchants, is it worth the price?
(Atlanta Magazine, 5/1/2009)
An egg-freezing technique pioneered by a lab in Atlanta, Ga., is giving women the chance to stop their biological clocks — cold.
(Atlanta Magazine, 9/1/2008)
Shiny spandex, spangly scarves, and self-reflection came with my gig as front woman for She-Ruption, the world's only all-female tribute to classic Van Halen.
(The Progressive Magazine, 8/1/2008)
Sabulal Vijayan and nearly 500 other Indians brought to the U.S. to work for Signal International say the company cheated them of their life savings and forced them into peonage.
(Creative Loafing Atlanta, 2/27/2008)
"Surrea Oglesby has saved 40 child prostitutes from the streets. But nothing could prepare her for a girl named Katelyn."
(Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 11/27/2005)
Award-winning, Page One narrative about an ex-felon who, after his prison release, attended a top college but later was denied the second chance he was promised.
(Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 12/12/2004)
Award-winning, Page One narrative about a Georgia woman coping with impending blindness.
Contact Info
  Christine Van Dusen
Atlanta, GA 

Tel: 678-613-8956  
E-Mail: christine@linchpinmedia.com
Website: http://www.linchpinmedia.com