Elliott Smith

Falls Church, VA USA

Professional Experience

I am a well-published freelance writer and editor with experience in sports, entertainment, travel, education and corporate writing. I thrive in deadline-pressure situations and in dealing with multi-task workloads.


15 Years
15 Years


10 Years
Sports & Recreation
15 Years
5 Years


Newspaper - Local/Regional
10 Years
Marketing (firm) - Small to mid-sized corp. cl
2 Years
2 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

15 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Entrepreneur (1-2), MLB.com (6-10), Washington Times (6-10), Medill Magazine (10+), Washington Post Express (10+), MSN (6-10), Modern Man.com (6-10), Men's Journal (1-2), American Way (1-2), Sports XChange (10+)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

University of Phoenix (10+), Horne Creative Group (3-5), SAIC (10+)

Other Work History

Author of Beltway Boys: Stephen Strasburg, Bryce Harper and the Rise of the Washington Nationals (Triumph Books)

Computer Skills

Skilled in MS Office suite of applications.


Laptop, digital camera, voice recorder



Game story, written on deadline, for Marlins-Nationals contest for MLB.com.
Informational piece for University of Phoenix on the burgeoning career field of forensic nursing.
Off-day feature on Washington Capitals hockey team before next round of NHL playoffs.
Ongoing Blu-ray/DVD review column for the Seattle P-I.com. Work with movie studios to procure new releases for review. Have been writing column for more than 10 years.
Story on fantasy football drafting, featuring an interview from ESPN fantasy sports expert.
Example of hotel descriptions I've written for Orbitz. Assignments included Seoul, Ibiza and Kyoto.
Recurring series of humorous movie reviews for Modern Man.com, a guy-centric website.
News story on the efforts of local group to eradicate invasive plants and shrubs from local parks.
Feature on Wizards guard John Wall prior to his first All-Star Game appearance.
Feature on the NHL's Stadium Series outdoor game in Los Angeles.
Feature on the 10 greatest winter/summer Olympics upsets.
Feature on Medill alumni living and working in Las Vegas.