Scott Pruden

West Chester, PA USA
Website: http://scottpruden.com/about/
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Professional Experience

A 25-year media veteran with a solid grounding in reporting and editing for outlets large and small, media new and traditional. Fluent in the literary potential for long form magazine work and the quick-hit realities of social media. Topics I've written about include (but aren't limited to) food, wine, travel, media, performing arts, politics, business, the environment, health, fitness, home and garden. See the goods at scottpruden.com/portfolio/.

Expertise

Reporter
25 Years
Editor
20 Years
Copy Editor
10 Years

Specialty

Travel
25 Years
Business (general)
25 Years
Arts & Humanities
25 Years

Industries


Magazine - Local/Regional magazines
15 Years
Newspaper - Local/Regional
25 Years
Online/new media
10 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

25 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Delaware Today magazine, Wilmington, Del. (1-2), Out & About magazine, Wilmington, Del. (3-5), Main Line Today magazine, Newtown Square, Pa. (1-2)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Direct Energy Business, Pittsburgh, Pa. (10+), GlutenFreeMall.com (6-10), Signal Hill Communications, Raleigh, N.C. (6-10), North Star Media, Lancaster, Pa. (10+), YMCA of Greater Brandywine (6-10)

Other Work History

Reporter, copy editor, news editor, photographer, page designer and for daily and community newspapers in Philadelphia, southcentral Pennsylvania, Arizona and South Carolina. Public relations writer, University of South Carolina Deparment of Media Relations

Technical Skills

Digital photography and editing, web design, book formatting and design, basic sound editing, basic videography and editing

Computer Skills

Windows and Mac OS, Microsoft Office Suite, WordPress, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, OneNote, online research.

Equipment

HP Pavilion G (Windows) laptop, Droid smartphone, high-speed fiber optic Internet connection, Nikon Coolpix L610 digital camera, Olympus digital voice recorder,

References

Available upon request

Awards

* Nominated for the 2010 Pushcart Prize for my novel "Immaculate Deception" * Awarded four years consecutively by the South Carolina Press Association, Twice or Three Times Weekly Division (First Place in Business Reporting, 1995 and 1996; Third Place in Business Reporting, 1993 and 1994; Third Place in Local News Reporting, 1996)

Associations

Mediabistro.com AvantGuild; Brandywine Valley Writers Group

Work Samples

Business/Techology

In the shadow of big banks customers love to hate, community and regional banks provide the services and trust that's been lacking in the recent recession.
Two Main Line executives are at the leading edge of the next wave of electronic visuals - organic light emitting diodes.

General features

David Bromberg has helped bring music back to downtown Wilmington while the city has helped bring him back to his music.
After 50 years at the top of its game, Keystone Helicopter was ready to make the next step. All it took was a lot of vision, capital and one man determined to preserve the historic company's legacy.
A look at how young adults are changing the face of modern religion.
Littleton Mitchell was a pioneer in the fight for equal treatment of all. Having seen a black man elected president, he has lived a dream.
A Q&A with legendary Philadelphia DJ Pierre Robert on the occasion of his 25th anniversary with rock station WMMR

Food/Drink

It has a long culinary and cultural history, but this staple of American sporting events continues to evolve.
We highlight the state's best wine lists.
Ten years ago, the prestigious European wine competition, the Vinalies Internationales, put a tiny local vineyard-then known as French Creek Ridge Winery-on the map. And, there, it has stayed.
With the growth in popularity of craft brewed beers, the big corporate brewers look to their smaller competitors for ideas and inspiration.

Arts/Entertainment

Arts groups face the constant challenge of expanding programming while budgets shrink.
Wilmington, Del., is widely known as the birthplace of jazz trumpeter Clifford Brown, but "Brownie" was only part of a rich and vibrant jazz culture in this city.
Service piece on how to get started as an art collector, including sidebars on displaying are, regional artists of note and how to value art.
The Wilmington School of Rock builds the next wave of local musicians through the rigors of performance.

Living Green

Great ideas for going green from around Delaware.

Travel

Burdened with a reputation as a once-a-year party destination, tiny Chesapeake City, Md., reveals itself as a rare find during the other 364 days of the year.
Once dying the death of hundreds of small downtowns, West Chester, Pa., now thrives as a destination for foodies, history buffs and shoppers.