Vera Westbrook

Summary

Enclosed are my resume and various writing samples including published articles and school work.

I specialize in journalistic writing using Associated Press style.

Work History

Work History
Jan 2008 - Present

Computer lab aide

University of Oregon, Knight Library

I checked out laptops and helped students with computer software and hardware problems.

I also helped with refernece questions and database searches. I also updated library databases.

Jan 2009 - Present

Freelance reporter

Douglas County News

I wrote stories and took accompanying photographs for this weekly  newspaper.

Jun 2007 - Present

Freelance writer

Winston Reporter/Roseburg Beacon

I wrote articles about the community with accompanying photographs for this weekly paper.

Jan 2010 - Present

Reporter/Pjotographer

Tri-County Tribune

I write community oriented articles covering city council meetings, school board meetings, business/religious profiles, hobbies, community events, administrative meetings and I take accompanying photographs also.

Aug 2009 - Dec 2009

Reporter

Tri-County News

I worked as a reporter for a local newspaper covering three counties.

Education

Education
Sep 2007 - Present

Bachelor of Science

University of Oregon - School of Journalism and Communication

My estimated graduation date is June 2010.

I enrolled in as many writing and editing classes as I possibly could in newspaper, magazine and public relations.

Sep 2004 - Jun 2007

Associate of Applied Science

I took many classes with the Microsoft Office Suite and with the Adobe Creative Suite. I also worked at the campus newspaper, the Mainstream, as a reporter, Web uploader and layout person.

Aug 1976 - May 1982

Bachelor of Science