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Work experience

Jun 2009Aug 2011

Legal Assistant

South & Associates

Prepared foreclosure documents for a law firm hired by lenders to represent their interests in the civil courts.

Dec 1986Jun 2008

Copy Editor, Staff Writer, Editorial Writer

The Wichita Eagle
  • Wrote headlines and edited locally- and nationally-generated news copy for daily publication.
  • Covered a variety of reporting beats, including county government and children and family issues.
  • Conducted research and wrote daily editorials and columns; oversaw daily page layout.



Microsoft Office Suite
Everyone should be pretty proficient at this, in my opinion.
Writing and copy editing
Can't help it: I love words. They are my best tools. Wish everyone felt this way.  
The last time my typing skills were tested I think I came in somewhere between 65 and 70 words per minute. Thanks, Wichita Eagle, for making me learn how to interview fast-talking, long-winded people by phone!

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