As a professional writer/editor with a literary background, I've worked for both regional and national publications, writing everything from Nightlife chapters for Fodor's guidebooks to a full-length book about becoming the pope ("How to be Pope," Oct. 2005) and as a regular contributor and co-author of the "Worst Case Scenario Survival Guide" series, with two books ("WCS Almanac: History" and "WCS: Life") both out in 2006. I've also worked for NBC's Entertainment blog, The Feast (thefeast.com), regularly contributed reviews and features to NBC's Popcorn Biz movie blog, and am the film critic for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. After receiving my MFA from George Mason back in '95, I worked as a film critic and arts writer in DC, Tucson and Philadelphia before landing in the online space with both feet. I've written sports and DVD columns for AOL and dozens of celebrity features and interviews for both local and national sites.
Content Editor (online)
Sports & Recreation
Newspaper - Local/Regional
Total Media Industry Experience
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
AOL (10+), Little Giant Media, Inc. (10+), Pop Matters (3-5), NBC/Universal (3-5), Chronicle Books (3-5), Fodor's Guidebooks (3-5), Not For Tourists (1-2), NPR (1-2), Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (10+), Quirk/Quirk Packaging (3-5)
Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Silver Oak Title Co. (3-5), IMC, Inc. (1-2), Scott Rudin Productions (1-2)
Other Work History
Editor in Chief, two.one.five Magazine
Senior Editor at AOL
Film Critic for Philadelphia Weekly
Video editing: Final Cut Pro. Photo editing: Adobe.
Foreign Language Skills
A smattering of Spanish.
Programs: Word, Excel, Photoshop, Illustrator, light HTML, Front Page. Operating Systems: OS
Mac Book Pro, scanner, printer, voice recorder, digital camera, video camera, cd/dvd burner, Photoshop, Final Cut Pro, Illustrator, Final Draft.
Work Permits & Visas
Dual citizenship with Great Britain. Passports both for Britain and USA.
Kiersten Aschauer, (AOL), firstname.lastname@example.org
Sharyn Rosart, Quirk Packaging, email@example.com
Gwen Shafer, Philadelphia Weekly, firstname.lastname@example.org
University Fellowship for Fiction Excellence, 1993, 1994
Online Film Critics Society