Nicole File

atlanta, GA USA

Professional Experience

I've covered everything: Fashion from Milan to Iran; the deaths of Princess Diana and Pope John Paul II; Olympic controversies; neuroscience breakthroughs; trips to Mars and Saturn; showbiz; Presidential elections; too many wars and fiscal crises, and 9/11. As a writer, I can adapt style and tone to any situation and speaker, and am well-versed in every area of interest. As an editor, I can tighten or lengthen without losing the soul of the piece, and am a nitpicker's nitpicker. As a journalist, I can find esoteric info and ask good questions tactfully. I have been selected on several occasions to train other writers and editors -- occasionally, whole staffs. I have an academic background in fiction, poetry, literary criticism and music. There's no part of writing that I don't love. I learn new technology quickly, work under impossible deadlines and handle pressure well. I'm known as the go-to person when something needs to be done with excellence, now.


15 Years
15 Years
15 Years


Arts & Humanities
15 Years
15 Years
15 Years


Broadcasting - News - Cable (National)
14 Years
Magazine - Large Consumer/National magazines
6 Years
8 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

15 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Celebrating Christmas Magazine (10+), CNN (10+), CNN Headline News (10+), CNN International (10+), Around the World (3-5), Nikki Style magazine (1-2)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Adventure Networking (3-5), AirTran Airways -- Go Magazine (3-5), Infinite Systems (3-5), Mobile Travel Guide (1-2)

Other Work History

Writer, CNN Headline News Writer/Producer, CNN Headline News Writer, CNN Editor, CNN Researcher for CNN's Science, Environmental, Travel and Medical Units; years of clerical work at various law firms; did research for two well-known novelists. Special Coverage: funeral of Pope John Paul II; Indian Ocean Tsunami; 2004 U.S. Elections (from New York); wars in Iraq and Afghanistan; 2002 Winter Olympics; 9/11; Hurricane Katrina

Technical Skills

some Avid, Basys, Infinit!


Recording Academy

Computer Skills

most applicable programs for writing/editing


audio recorder, fancy shmancy computer, etc.


upon request


Co-recipient, Peabody Award, 2005 Co-recipient, DuPont-Columbia Award, 2005 Co-recipient, Emmy Award, 2001, 2008 former judge of the Katie Awards, one of the nation's most prestigious journalism prizes Who's Who Among Students at American Colleges & Universities, 1995


Atlanta Press Club Elance Guru



Sidebar article on Puerto Vallarta's Day of the Dead, for Nikki Style's Mexico Travel Edition. Click on file above to read this article.
Four-page cover article for Nikki Style's Mexico Travel Edition.
a look at springtime at the South's most glorious public gardens, including Callaway Gardens and the Atlanta Botanical Garden in Georgia, Sarah P. Duke Gardens in Durham, N.C., and the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, N.C.
Highlights a cutting-edge real estate development in Atlanta's midtown. Appeared in AirTran's in-flight magazine, Go.
Georgia's $200 million new aquarium is more than a tourist attraction. It's a symbol of thanks to a city, a nation, and the Earth.
A tasteful look at a great resource for travelers -- local farmer's markets. This piece focuses on the best ones in North Carolina, which provide healthy, fresh, local food quickly and for a great price.