Jill Jaracz

Waltham, MA USA
Website: http://jilljaracz.com
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Professional Experience

Insanely curious about the world, I'm a versatile freelance writer who produces compelling copy on deadline. I've written for both trade and consumer publications about brides and weddings, credit cards, security and authentication technology, food, travel, and general interest stories. Along with writing articles, I have an extensive background as a consumer goods researcher, and I excel at assignments that involve research. I have also designed and written certification tests for a sporting association. Contact me at jilljaracz@yahoo.com.

Expertise

Researcher
14 Years
Writer
10 Years
Other, Specify
3 Years

Specialty

Sports & Recreation
1 Year
Travel
4 Years
Personal Finance
6 Years

Industries


Magazine - Trade magazines/publications (B2B)
5 Years
Online/new media
10 Years
Wire Service
5 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

12 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

CreditCardReviews.com (10+), Content That Works (10+), Avisian (3-5), AAA Midwest Traveler (1-2), Consumers Digest (1-2), NetWorldMedia (6-10), Growth Laboratories (1-2), GateHouse Media (10+)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Women's Flat Track Derby Association (6-10), Fortune 500 Retailer (1-2), Leading Building Products, Paper and Packaging Mfr (3-5), LinkedIn Makeover (10+)

Other Work History

Host and Executive Producer at Olympic Fever Podcast; Consumer Goods Lead Researcher at The Boston Consulting Group.

Technical Skills

audio editing

Foreign Language Skills

German

Computer Skills

Word, Wordpress, MailChimp, Audacity

References

upon request

Work Samples

Articles

You can't have a wedding without someone to marry you! This article looks at how to choose a wedding officiant.
Northwest Indiana isn't just steel mills--it also includes the stunning beaches of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. This article explores things to do here and in nearby Valparaiso, the county seat of Porter County.
Written for the trade audience, this article discusses the basics of marrying biometrics with smart card technology to enhance card security.
Written for the trade audience, this article profiles a startup called PayTango that's looking to pave the way for making biometric payments a reality.
Written for a credit card blog, this piece profiles the results Brand Keys' study of customer loyalty.
This article examines options for couples who want to have vegan food served at their wedding receptions.
Written for Curve's regular "The Two of Us" column, this piece is a profile about how a couple who balance their relationship and working together.
This is a women's piece that sheds some light on the age-old question of how to look good at the beach, no matter what your size.

Humor

Humor piece for McSweeney's Internet site discussing the story for the slutty dresser-type found slinking around Las Vegas.
Humor piece for McSweeney's Internet site.

Marketing

This is a sample of a periodic e-newsletter I write and layout for the East 10th Street Civic Association in Indianapolis, IN.

General

This is updated, expanded copy for the WFTDA's Officials Certification program. Before, the site was split into Referee Certification and NSO Certification. Now the two programs are integrated, and the site gives much more information on the program elements.