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  Jessica Jones
Professional/Personal Overview
  When I first started covering fashion for my hometown newspaper in 1999, I was assigned to draft a 20-inch piece based on a sit-down with former Redskins quarterback Joe Theisman. He was dying his salt-and-pepper gray hair this beautiful chestnut brown with some "Just for Men" box brand and the media was going crazy for it. For a diehard news junkie, the piece was fluff, but it was fun. And I was suddenly hooked on writing about the lighter side of life. Eleven years later, my career as a fashion and features writer has placed me in all kinds of interesting places and introduced me to more than a few interesting faces. And while fashion and beauty have been my focus, I've also been able to concentrate on plenty of home, parenting and other general lifestyle stories. Today, I'm taking my staff experience and turning it into a lucrative freelance career.
Work Info
Copy Editor 8 Years
Editor 8 Years
Writer 10 Years
Family, Children & Teenagers 3 Years
Real Estate 3 Years
Book Editing/Proofreading 4 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
10 Years
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Scholastic (11+), AOL, Patch.com (11+), Conde Nast Publishing (11+), Industry Magazine (11+), Newark Star Ledger (11+), Country Club Quarterly (6-10), Demand Studios (3-5), Examiner.com (3-5), Juli b (3-5), Nuevo Retro Games (1-2)
Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
St. John's University (1-2)
Other Work History
Staff writer/editor for the Staten Island Advance, a daily newspaper in New York city, for the past 8 years.
Currently working as a copyeditor for Patch.com, an AOL sponsored local news website.
Assistant adjunct professor of journalism at St. John's University, 2003 - present.
Computer Skills
Microsoft Word, Harris Newsmaker
Technical Skills
Page design
PC desktop, scanner, digital camera
Upon request
Freelancer Availability
I freelance full-time. 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
(Staten Island Advance, 3/17/2006)
This article took a look at the many varieties of designer water on the market, including a few rain water brands from Tasmania.
(Staten Island Advance, 8/22/2005)
The Demeter Fragrance Library, which markets colognes with titles like "Dirt" and "Funeral Parlor" was celebrating 10 years in the beauty business, so this article celebrated the burgeoning line of oddly average scents.
(Staten Island Advance, 7/21/2005)
This was an article about Udi Avshalom, New York city's "sneaker king" who got his start hawking special order kicks to members of the Staten Island-based Wu-Tang Clan.
Contact Info
  Jessica Jones
Staten Island, NY 

E-Mail: jonesgorman@verizon.net
Website: http://growingupgorman.blogspot.com/