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About Me

I started working as a freelance reporter/stringer in 2000. Covered regional art events throughout Prince William County, VA, a suburb of Washington, D.C. Moved on to become a daily features reporter for The Manassas Daily Journal. I began freelancing full-time in 2010. Arts are a natural writing interest, but working as a reporter honed my skills as a generalist writing, too.

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My Writing Samples

How Much Is That Emu in the Window?

Local profile of an emu farmer


Sally Biondi's Art: A Brush With Nature

Article discussing a Midwestern artist making a name for herself in Washington, D.C.


Student Loans Becoming Harder to Obtain

Written during the last recession, news article informing students about stringent credit criteria and loan alternatives.



Features Reporter

Wrote daily features articles for a daily mid-sized paper. Also served as an editorial assistant and junior copyeditor.

Company: Manassas Daily Journal

I worked there from 9/2001 until 3/2002

Freelance Reporter and Stringer

Wrote features articles as assigned and needed.

Company: Potomac News

I worked there from 6/2001 until 8/2001

Student Reporter

As part of the journalistic curriculum, worked for Kent State University's student newspaper. Reported news as assigned, as well as special interest project pieces.

Company: Daily Kent Stater

I worked there from 8/2007 until 8/2009

Freelance Reporter, Writer and Copywriter

Since 2011, I have written in various mediums. I report, blog, interview, write copy - if a writer is needed, I get the job done.

Company: Self-Employed

I worked there from 1/2011 until now

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