Jackie O'Neal
 
Professional/Personal Overview
  A well-published freelancer, I've covered everything from soulful jazz concerts and The Miss America pageant in Atlantic City to the New York Marathon in New York, the first U.S. Virgin Spa for local papers and regional magazines as well as web-based publications.
Contact Info
  Jackie O'Neal
351 N New Hampshire Ave # 307
Atlantic City, NJ 0-8401
USA

Tel: 609 4410115  
E-Mail: jonealarts@verizon.net
Website: http://www.bellaonline.com/site/charity
Interview
 

What are some of the highlights of your career?
I'm delighted to be able to use my writing skills to help others in many ways. Very often people in the arts need publicity and I'm able to help them in that direction. That's just one example, I'm a lover of the arts, so it is important to me. One of my recent projects was covering the Wounded Soldiers Project and I hope to raise more awareness of the meritorious nature of The Soldier's Angels, as well as get more laptops into the hands of our troops.

Work Samples
 
(Bella Online, 12/27/2005)
Marie Osmond celebrates the 15th Anniversary of Marie Osmond Dolls.
Non-Fiction  
(The Press of Atlantic City, 8/1/2007)
Henritta Shelton, president of the Chicken Bone Beach Historical Foundation, Inc. is on a mission to share Atlantic City's black history with local residents and visitors alike.
(Bella Online, 12/28/2006)
Hattie Cope Elliot is on a mission to raise funds for an AIDS Orphanage in South Africa. Her entrpreneurial spirit combined with her love of pets lead her to found Socially Conscious Companion.
(The Blessed Room Magazine, 11/21/2006)
Get ready to enjoy wearing the flattering skinny jeans! Long Elegant Legs offers many beautiful options for the tall woman.
(Mar Magazine, 8/2/2006)
The Virgin Spa at Natirar, located in Peapack, NJ promises relaxation, a tranquil setting and massage sessions on a hot-air balloon! As the first and only Virgin Spa in the United States, its grand opening will be greatly anticipated.
(TBR Magazine, 5/13/2006)
Fashion column with suggestions for the bride and bridal party on that special day!
(originally appeared in The Press of Atlantic City, 3/22/2006)
Ronan, a Black English Labrador brings smile to the faces of residents at a local Nursing Home.
(Bella Online, 12/29/2005)
The Soldier's Angels, a non-profit agency in California has intitiated The Wounded Soldiers Project. To date, they have donated over 200 laptops to wounded soldiers who need to stay in touch with family and friends.
(Bella Online, 12/27/2005)
Rev. Monserrat, Staff Chaplain at AtlanticCare Regional Mainland campus in NJ, finds a higher calling than his former life as a locksmith.
(Bella Online, 12/27/2005)
Phyllis London, watercolor artist and cancer survivor shares how she gives back through her art.
(originally appeared inThe New York Amsterdam News, 12/16/2004)
Caucasian families learn to adjust after adopting Black babies.
Religon  
(The Press of Atlantic City, 6/14/2007)
St. Andrews By-the-Sea, Lutheran Community Church celebrates its grand opening with a regular Sunday worship service.
Broadcasts  
(Business resource Podcast Directory, 7/3/2007)
Rev. Jackie O'Neal, Bella Online Charity Editor shares valuable information about how business can partner with charity for mutual benefit. (Podcast)
Work Info
 
Expertise
Editor 4 Years
Reporter 6 Years
Writer 15 Years
Specialty
Arts & Humanities 10 Years
Education 20 Years
Theater 21 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
10 Years
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Bella Online (11+), The Press of Atlantic City (11+), The Blessed Room Magazine (6-10), The New York Amsterdam News (3-5), Mar Magazine (1-2)
Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Article Mojo (11+), National Black Business Trade Association (11+), Women's Online Magazine (11+), The Miss America Organization (3-5), Soleil Press (1-2)
Other Work History
kidsnewsroom.org (internship)
Women's Online Magazine(staff)
Computer Skills
Word, Excel, Windows XP
Equipment
audio recorder, digital camera
Foreign Language Skills
Fluent Spanish
Work Permits & Visas
NYC press Id/
Unions
SAG
References
Scott Eisenhorn, The Press of Atlantic City
Rima McDonald, Women's Online Magazine
Yasmin Muhammed, The Cape Town Bollywodd Film Festival
Ralph Hunter, African American Heritage Museum, N.J.
Awards
Blanche Colton Williams Fellowship, Through Her Eyes Award 2001, Paul Aiken Encore Award 2004
Bella One Year Award 2007
Associations
Screen Actors Guild
Other
MFA Fiction /Poetry Writng, Sarah Lawrence College, BA English,cum laude,
Hunter College
Masters/Theology, Agape Seminary
Doctoral candidate, Pastoral Psychology,
Agape Seminary, Clearwater, Florida
Freelancer Availability
I occasionally freelance. I live near New York, NY. I am willing to travel anywhere. I have a driver's license. I have access to a car.