I am a multi-faceted, award-winning freelancer and author who has covered everything from the historic elections in South Africa to the opening of a Starbucks in a Texas funeral home. I write for print and online publications and I can write to the style specifications of my clients. Feature and creative writing is my forte. I write clearly and am skilled at writing and editing news, features, technical and academic projects. Ability to navigate new media and social media platforms is in my repertoire of skills and I can write in SEO style for websites.
Content Editor (online)
Magazine - Large Consumer/National magazines
Newspaper - Local/Regional
Total Media Industry Experience
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Naturallycurly.com (10+), AOL News (6-10), Agence France Presse (3-5)
Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Dallas County Community College Dist (3-5), The Gideon Foundation (3-5), Campbell Ewald - Delivery Mag (1-2), Center for Spiritual Living (1-2), Collin College (1-2)
Other Work History
Staff writing positions -- Dallas Morning News, Detroit News, USA Weekend/USA Today,Fayetteville Times, US News & World Report, Ft. Lauderdale News&Sun-Sentinel,Miami News.
Freelance assignments with Essence, Black Enterprise, Glamour, NiaOnline, Time, West Africa Press Syndicate, City Press (Johannesburg, S.Africa),Heart & Soul Magazine, Johnson Publishing Co.
Adjunct writing instructor, at Brookhaven College, creative writing instructor, Richland College, Richardson, TX; writing specialist, Mountain View College writing center
MicroSoft Word, Windows XP
Kodak digital camera; Samsung Galaxy cell phone camera, video and voice recorder, HP laptop, Apple Ipod touch.
Work Permits & Visas
Neil Foote, Foote Communications, Dallas; Linda Ball, Associated Press, Dallas;
Felecia Henderson, features editor, Detroit News;Robbie Morganfield, former executive director, Freedom Forum Diversity Institute; Yolanda Woodlee, writer and former national reporter, The Washington Post; Avis Thomas-Lester, editor D.C./Baltimore Afro American; Clem Richardson columnist, New York Daily News; Karen Thomas, professor of journalism, Southern Methodist University, Dallas
Florida Medical Association; Best of Gannett; National Association of Black Journalists; Asociation of Sunday and Feature Editors; Association for Women Journalists; The Writers' Block
MediaBistro, National Association of Black Journalists; Dallas-Ft. Worth Association of Black Communicators.