Christine Van Dusen

Atlanta, GA USA
Website: http://www.cvdwrites.com
Contact

Professional Experience

When I was a kid my carpet was soft and green and crept into my closet, which was just big enough for me to sit inside, crisscross-applesauce. With a flashlight tucked on my shoulder, I'd write stories. That's where I fell in love with writing, setting the stage for a long career as a print journalist and a corporate copywriter. Learn more at cvdwrites.com.

Expertise

Editor
10 Years
Reporter
20 Years
Writer
20 Years

Specialty

Business (general)
20 Years
Fitness
10 Years
Music
20 Years

Industries


Magazine - Large Consumer/National magazines
10 Years
Newspaper - National
20 Years
PR (firm) - Small to mid-sized corp. clients
20 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

20 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Atlanta Magazine (4), Laureate Education (4), Prospect News (4), Fodor's Travel (2), Chicago Tribune (1)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

International consulting firm (confidential) (4), Kendall College (3), Santa Fe University of Art and Design (3), Chattahoochee Riverkeeper (2), Emory Law School (2), Georgia State University's Robinson College (1), Georgia-Pacific (1)

Other Work History

Georgia College and State University: adjunct professor of journalism Atlanta (Ga.) Journal-Constitution: 6 years, writer/editor Rochester (NY) Democrat and Chronicle: 2 years, writer Utica (NY) Observer-Dispatch: 1.5 years, writer

Technical Skills

FinalCut Pro, iMovie, ArcSoft Photostudio, basic web design

Foreign Language Skills

Some proficiency in French and Spanish

Computer Skills

Word, Excel, Windows, OS 10, Powerpoint, Adobe Pagemaker, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Acrobat

Equipment

MacBook laptop, Canon Rebel Xsi, Panasonic RR-QR180 digital recorder, JVC digital video camera

References

Janice Winburn, editor, CNN: jan.winburn@turner.com; Rebecca Burns, deputy editor, Atlanta Magazine: rburns@atlantamag.emmis.com

Awards

2014 Award of Excellence from the Atlanta Press Club; Folio Eddie and Ozzie Awards, Bronze in Business/Finance; Livingston Award finalist; Georgia Press Association, First Place; Georgia Associated Press Association, Third Place, Feature Writing; Georgia Press Association, First Place, Feature Writing; National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation, award finalist; Dean Gysel Writing Award, for the best writer under 35 at the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle.

Work Samples

General

(The Progressive Magazine 8/1/2008)
Sabulal Vijayan and nearly 500 other Indians brought to the U.S. to work for Signal International say the company cheated them of their life savings and forced them into peonage.
(Atlanta Magazine 8/1/2011)
In just nineteen months, Scoutmob has gone from Groupon wannabe to the darling of Atlanta deal seekers. But for the merchants, is it worth the price?
(Atlanta Magazine 2/1/2015)
What if there were no names attached to Twitter? If anyone could post anything-and always be anonymous? That's Yik Yak, and if you think accountability-free gossip is a formula for trouble, it's also a formula for 2 million users and $72 million in venture capital.
(Atlanta Magazine 8/1/2014)
How long do you have to react when a line drive is hit into the stands? Less time than it takes to yell "foul."
(Atlanta Magazine 3/1/2013)
Decatur teen Morgan Saylor is definitely not her character on "Homeland." STORY: The face -- knitted brow, scrunched nose, curled lip, eye roll at the ready -- is familiar to anyone who's ever been, or been in the orbit of, a teenager. With elegant simplicity, it says one thing: You suck.
(Creative Loafing Atlanta 2/27/2008)
"Surrea Oglesby has saved 40 child prostitutes from the streets. But nothing could prepare her for a girl named Katelyn."
(Atlanta Magazine 10/1/2012)
Time may wait for no man, but it seems to have waited for Hilson. The question, as she records the tracks for her new album, is whether she pressed her luck too hard this time, and waited too long to come back.
(Atlanta Journal-Constitution 12/12/2004)
Award-winning, Page One narrative about a Georgia woman coping with impending blindness.
(Atlanta Journal-Constitution 11/27/2005)
Award-winning, Page One narrative about an ex-felon who, after his prison release, attended a top college but later was denied the second chance he was promised.
(Atlanta Magazine 5/1/2009)
An egg-freezing technique pioneered by a lab in Atlanta, Ga., is giving women the chance to stop their biological clocks — cold.
(Atlanta Magazine 9/1/2008)
Shiny spandex, spangly scarves, and self-reflection came with my gig as front woman for She-Ruption, the world's only all-female tribute to classic Van Halen.
(Chicago Tribune 8/4/2013)
The Romance Writers of America conference falls under the sway of 'Fifty Shades of Grey'