Kim Fernandez

Bethesda, MD USA
Website: http://www.kimfernandez.com
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Professional Experience

Over 20 years of professional writing, I've authored features and columns for dozens of association, trade, and consumer publications. From scrap metal recycling to what food tastes like in space (not much--the astronauts pack Tabasco to liven things up) to unschooling to interviews with celebrities and world leaders, I put my reporter's training to work learning about and delivering lively, clean copy in a wide array of industries and interests.

Expertise

Editor
20 Years
Reporter
20 Years
Writer
20 Years

Specialty

Business (general)
20 Years
Education
20 Years
Industrial
18 Years

Industries


Newspaper - Local/Regional
2 Years
Nonprofit
18 Years
Association publication
18 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

20 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Boy's Life magazine (3-5), Bethesda Magazine (6-10), USA Today (1-2)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

International Parking Institute (10+), ISRI/Scrap magazine (6-10), ASAE/Associations Now (6-10)

Other Work History

Magazine editor for four associations. Newspaper reporter. Blog manager for transportation association.

Computer Skills

Word, Excel, PowerPoint, iWork, iPhoto, iDVD, Windows and Mac.

Equipment

Laptop High-speed internet. Scanner Fax Camera Acrobat

References

Available on request.

Awards

Folio: Ozzie Gold for magazine I edit on contract. Excel Gold for magazine I edit on contract. APEX award for excellent medical feature writing.

Associations

American Society of Journalists & Authors

Work Samples

General

(Associations Now 8/1/2012)
A look at how three associations shook things up at their annual conferences, with great results. PDF is from online version; article ran in print version as well.
(LeadingAge 2/1/2012)
Feature on how older workers can continue or establish their careers in healthcare, easing the staffing crunch in that industry and benefiting the worker at the same time.
(The Parking Professional 8/1/2012)
Interview with former Secretary of State Colin Powell about management, respect, and the parking industry.
(International Educator 6/1/2012)
How study abroad shaped the lives of five entrepreneurs. Featuring architect Michael Graves.
(Boy's Life 11/1/2010)
Profile of astronaut Mike Massimino and information on becoming an astronaut and life in space, in the membership magazine of the Boy Scouts of America.