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  Gayle S. Putrich
Professional/Personal Overview
  If you want it covered, I can cover it... mixing it up as a freelancer after more than 7 years editing/reporting on the wild world of defense (from industry to policy to Pentagon budgeting and operations). Now I'm getting back to my policy/politics roots with the Council on Foreign Relations' campaign coverage; expanding my horizons with food, camping and travel writing; and looking to expanding my horizons and tell great stories for new publications.
Work Info
Editor 5 Years
Reporter 11 Years
Writer 11 Years
Food 5 Years
Government 10 Years
Defense, National Security, Foreign Policy, Aerospace 7 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
11 Years
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Washington Business Journal (1-2)
Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Council on Foreign Relations (11+)
Other Work History
UAV and Spaceflight Editor (and de facto US vidoe producer) at Flight International magazine and flightglobal.com; Editor of Training & Simulation Journal, Air and Space Warfare Reporter at Defense News; Healthcare Reporter for the Military Times' internal wire service, Times News Service; Reporter at Marine Corps Times; Reporter covering defense, foreign policy and the Senate at Congressional Quarterly; Education Reporter at The Gwinnett Daily Post in Atlanta, Georgia
Computer Skills
Adobe Creative Suite, Final Cut Pro, iMovie, Microsoft Office, Wordpress platform, various content management systems, databases and Web browsers.
Technical Skills
Video editing (Final Cut, iMovie), photography and editing (Adobe, Aperture, iPhoto), some design experience (Adobe CS)
I use an Apple laptop for writing, photo editing and video work and Nikon photographic gear.
Former dance instructor, lifeguard and competitive swimmer; accomplished outdoorswoman and crafty lass; dispenser of gastronomic advice.
Freelancer Availability
I occasionally freelance. I live near Washington, DC. I am willing to travel regionally. I have a driver's license. I have access to a car.