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  Diane Curtis
Professional/Personal Overview
  Seasoned editor and writer with specialties in education, politics and law but with a generalist background and interest as well. Adept at writing think pieces as well as light features. Long-time UPI reporter, which included stint as White House correspondent. Also have been an editorial writer at the San Francisco Chronicle. Willing to take on any assignment. My education stories can be viewed by doing a search for Diane Curtis at www.edutopia.org. Legal stories on the California Bar Journal website are at www.calbar.ca.gov. (Do a search for Diane Curtis.)

Work Info
Content Editor (online) 6 Years
Copy Editor 25 Years
Writer 25 Years
Law 7 Years
Education 20 Years
Government 25 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
25 Years
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
California Bar Journal (11+), Boalt Hall Law School (1-2), After-School Magazine (1-2)
Other Work History
The George Lucas Educational Foundation, staff writer/editor; San Francisco Chronicle, education reporter, editorial writer; Associated Press, United Press International, San Jose Mercury, Sacramento Bee (staff positions)
Computer Skills
Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Windows, Mac (use MacX for freelance)
Technical Skills
Fireworks, Dreamweaver, Adobe, DNN, Rapidweaver
laptop, 35 mm camera, tape recorder
California Teachers Association 1996, first place for editorial writing; Best in the West 1995, first place for editorial writing; Pannell Kerr Forster Achievement Awards 1986, outstanding financial writing (team coverage)
Freelancer Availability
I freelance full-time. I live near San Francisco, CA. I am willing to travel anywhere. I have a driver's license. I have access to a car.
Work Samples
(California Bar Journal, 11/1/2011)
Story about the Stolen Valor Act for the California Bar Journal. Other stories from the California Bar Journal can be found by doing a search for Diane Curtis at www.calbar.ca.gov.
(The George Lucas Educational Foundation, 11/1/2001)
Overview of the benefits of project-based learning. Other stories written for The George Lucas Educational Foundation can be found by doing a search for Diane Curtis at www.edutopia.org.