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  Dan Sweeney
 
Professional/Personal Overview
  Concentrating on music and travel in my freelance career, I have covered the cigar industry in Honduras; driven across Ireland in search of folk music; and interviewed a wide array of bands, from heavy hitters such as the Pogues and Phish to up-and-comers like the Heavy Pets. I have also written about local and national politics as a contributor to the Huffington Post and in my column, Danation, which appears biweekly at Saltyeggs.com, a news and entertainment website I co-founded in 2011. You can reach me at dansweeney1976@yahoo.com.
Work Info
 
Expertise
Editor 12 Years
Reporter 16 Years
Writer 16 Years
Specialty
Travel 3 Years
Politics 6 Years
Music 11 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
14 Years
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Z-Life, the magazine of Zumba Fitness (6-10), Ocean Drive Magazine (3-5), American Airlines Publications (3-5), Biltmore Magazine (1-2), Florida Independent (1-2), South Florida Sun-Sentinel (1-2)
Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
All Trade Consultants, Ltd. (1-2), Harvest Moon Publications (1-2)
Other Work History
Before my current gig, which generously encourages freelance work and offers plenty of time off to tackle outside projects, I was the associate editor at City Link Magazine (2003-2011), the calendar editor of New Times Broward Palm/Beach (2000-2003), the music editor of Vox Magazine (1999-2000), a staff writer at the Columbia Missourian (1997-1998), and a stringer at the Colorado Springs Gazette-Telegraph (1996-1997)
Computer Skills
Completely literate on both Mac and PC, some html coding ability
Technical Skills
Adobe Photoshop and InDesign
Equipment
laptop, digital camera, digital recorder, yo-yo
Foreign Language Skills
some Spanish
References
Adam Pitluk, Editor of American Way Magazine, adam.pitluk@aapubs.com
Joe Rosenberg, Owner of All Trade Consultants, Ltd., tshirt01@aol.com
Other
Bachelor of Journalism from the University of Missouri, the finest J-School on the planet, if I do say so myself.
Freelancer Availability
I occasionally freelance. I live near Miami, FL. I am willing to travel anywhere. I have a driver's license. I have access to a car.
Work Samples
 
(American Way Magazine, 9/15/2009)
I was sent by American Way, American Airlines' in-flight magazine, to Danli, Honduras, to tour a cigar factory and write a story on how some of the best cigars in the world make it from the tobacco fields, to the factories, to a warehouse near Miami, Fla., and finally to shops around the world.
(American Way Magazine, 9/15/2009)
Page 2 of the American Way cigar story.
(American Way Magazine, 9/15/2009)
Page 3 of the American Way cigar story
(American Way Magazine, 9/15/2009)
Page 4 of the American Way cigar story.
(Relix Magazine, 11/1/2007)
Page 2 of the Relix Spotlight article.
(Relix Magazine, 11/1/2007)
I wrote this article on South Florida jam band The Heavy Pets for Relix Magazine's Spotlight section, a regular feature of the magazine.
Contact Info
  Dan Sweeney
Pompano Beach, FL 
USA

E-Mail: dansweeney1976@yahoo.com
Website: http://