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Skills

AP Style
Knowledge of The Associated Press Stylebook in conjunction with Webster's Third New International Dictionary.
FileMaker Pro
Database software
Joomla!
An open source content managment system (CMS)
Basic Photography
Experience with manual, automatic and digital cameras
MaxBulk Mailer
A bulk-emailer and mail-merge software
Microsoft Office Suite Software
Excel, Power Point, Word, Outlook, Entourage
Mac & Windows Platforms

Work History

Jan 2008Present

Assistant Editor, "bridges"

Office of Science & Technology - Embassy of Austria

Since 2008, I have been the Assistant Editor for the Office of Science & Technology's English language quarterly, bridges, an online magazine on science, technology and higher education policy, at the Embassy of Austria in Washington. My chief responsibilities are writing feature articles and soliciting guest contributions; managing bridges subscriptions and statistics, requests and feedback from readers, online content production, and management of the Bills in Brief: U.S. S&T Policy and Author Index sections of the online magazine.

Jan 2007Jan 2008

Editorial Assistant, "bridges"

Office of Science & Technology - Embassy of Austria

Wrote stories and reports; edited documents for grammatical and style errors; prepared articles and photos for online publication and posted items to the web.

20062006

Special Correspondent

BlackAmericaWeb.com

Wrote articles about political news, organizations and events in Washington, D.C. that focused on Africans and African-Americans. 

20062006

Editorial Intern

Youth Today Newspaper

Wrote news briefs; researched and produced report reviews; conducted interviews that led to published profiles of youth workers and youth service organizations.

20052005

Editorial Intern

USATODAY.com

Selected, edited, and posted stories with photos on section web pages; wrote headlines and photo captions.

20052005

Political Writer

BlackCollegeView.com

Monitored national politics to write editorials and develop national and local politically oriented story ideas.

20052005

Copy Desk Intern

Gannett News Service

Edited copy and graphics for factual, grammatical, and style errors; contributed stories and story ideas for editorial packages.

20042004

Staff Writer

District Chronicles

Developed story ideas and wrote articles for community newspaper.

20042004

Research Intern

Conducted background research on community colleges that have programs or facilities that focus on homeland security.   

20032003

Contributing Writer

District Chronicles

Developed story ideas and wrote articles as the general assignment reporter.

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Education

Aug 2002Aug 2006

B.A.

Howard University

Affliations

Member, National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ)