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Work experience

Jun 2010Present

Freelance writer-editor

Freelance writer-editor

▪ Assignments included articles for The Herald,the Fort Mill Times, which include stories, digital photos and digital video.

Also freelanced fromJune 2004 - December 2004

▪ Assignments included articles for The Herald (one award winning), The Lancaster News, The New Catholic Miscellany, a brochure for the Fort Mill Downtown Association, a Statewide Election Guide and a sample Hispanic language page for the S.C. Press Association.

Also freelanced from June 1991 - April 1994 

• Assignments included articles for The Herald-Journal, The New Catholic Miscellany,The Horry Independent, The Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel, Edge Magazine (became Creative Loafing in Greenville S.C.)

Oct 2010Present

Copy Editor/Page Designer

World Media Enterprises, Consolidated Editing Center

Design pages for the Morning News of Florence, S.C. (daily), the Marion Star & Mullins Enterprise, The Messenger of Hartsville, The Lake City News & Post and The Weekly Observer of Hemingway, all weeklies in South Carolina.

Mar 2006Jun 2010


The News & Reporter

▪ Promoted to editor in 2006 after being named S.C. Journalist of the year

▪ Managed the effort to redesign the newspaper, updating its appearance and creating more local, new content

▪ Designed editorial pages, coordinated special sections.

▪ Covered county council and economic development, wrote general assignments, features, covered crime, courts, wrote columns and editorials.

▪ Responsible for newspaper's website,

▪ Supervised two full-time reporters, down from three when assumed position. Also managed interns, student journalists.

▪ Arranged a summer semester class in 2007 for five Winthrop University journalism students, coordinating with two professors. Essentially quadrupled news resources of the paper for more than a month.

▪ In 2006, helped newspaper convert to totally digital production.

▪ In 2006, helped paper introduce and manage computer upgrade, switching from Quark Xpress to InDesign for layout.

▪ In 2006, helped upgrade website with reader comments, slideshows, audio and video content before the company went with in-house system.

▪ Took paper through two reductions in the print web, most recently to 23-inch web.

• Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite Design suite, including InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat.

News Editor (January 2005 - March 2006)

▪ Covered county government, economic development, upgraded web coverage for two-week murder trial of Christopher Pittman, which drew national coverage.

Interim Editor (December 2004 - January 2005)

▪ Supervised staff of two reporter/editors, one page designer, stringers and an intern while the paper searched for a permanent editor

Mar 2004Jun 2004

Copy Desk Chief

Independent Tribune

▪ Managed a staff of three full-time copy editors/page designers, transitioning from an aging Mac system to a new PC-based system.

Sep 1997Sep 2003

Editor (Managing Editor)

The People-Sentinel and The Allendale County Citizen Leader

▪ Managed two full-time news reporters, three sports stringers as well as other editorial staff

▪ Authored news stories, editorials and features and created graphics, took photos, and wrote frequent columns

▪ Laid out news section of the paper and later managed production of both newspapers

▪ Both papers received multiple awards for excellence during tenure

▪ Helped convert the paper to digital production, including work on installation of an Imagesetter in press room

▪ Created limited website for the newspaper, also creating adjustable template for other papers in our newspaper group.

Apr 1994Sep 1997


The Cheraw Chronicle

▪ Was reporter, copy editor, photographer, acting page one designer, editorialist and columnist


Aug 1984May 1990

Bachelor of arts

University of South Carolina College of Journalism & Mass Communications


Worked on three web platforms at The News & Reporter for in five years, including one touted as a complete content management system.   Created a personal Web site in 1995. Updated it consistently until I recently moved personal material over to my own blog. Blog site is heavily personalized.   I do not write advanced code, but can tinker with some basic html.
Have used various hand-held video cameras and produced web videos. Familiar with video editing software, particularly iMovie 6.
Award-winning news photographer.
Graphic Design
Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite Design suite, including InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat, Word, Excel, PowerPoint.

Example of work videos

Feature Writing Clips

Award-winning editorial


Hope to gain a senior editorial position or beat writing position.