Jameson O'Neal


Professional Experience

Do you need one more ace copy editor than you can keep on staff? Hire a freelancer who works remotely. A veteran copy chief, I offer well-honed skills, seasoned judgment and a passion for excellence. I make deadline. No reasonable offer refused. I'm also a masterful feature writer. I produce colorful personality profiles, clever columns and engaging trend stories. I submit letter-perfect copy on deadline.


Copy Editor
25 Years
6 Years
10 Years


10 Years
3 Years
Other, Specify
3 Years


Newspaper - Local/Regional
30 Years
Newsletter - Consumer
1 Year

Total Media Industry Experience

33 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

The Source Weekly (10+)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

BendBroadband (10+)

Other Work History

I worked as a copy editor and slot at the Rocky Mountain News, The Gazette of Eastern Iowa, the Omaha World-Herald and The Bulletin of Central Oregon. I worked as a writer, copy editor and managing editor at the Suburban Journals of Greater St. Louis. I also served as a general assignment reporter and feature writer at The Gazette.


Dell PC laptop, Sony digital recorder, Digital Voice Editor software, Dragon Naturally Speaking 11.5 transcription software, Sony Cybershot digital camera


Abundant references provided on request.


General News Feature, second place, Iowa Associated Press Managing Editors Association editorial excellence contest, 2006; Narrative Feature, second place, IAPMEA contest, 2006. Serious Column, first place; Humorous Column, third place, Better Newspaper Contest of the National Newspaper Association, 2002. Best Column, Press Association of Greater St. Louis, 1990. Headline Writer of the Month, June 1982, July 1982, Scripps-Howard Newspapers Honors.



This news story presents the challenges faced by an overburdened homeless shelter. Interviews with the shelter's director and a homeless man flesh out official data on the unmet demand.
This portrait of the world-famous Iowa State Fair interweaves descriptive prose, touching vignettes, brief interviews and hard numbers. It's a fascinating look at a classic family fun destination.