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Profile Summary
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Completed Orders 14
Revisions/Order 0.36
Repeat Clients 25%
Last Login 9/26/2016
Location Corona, CA
Education Bachelors Degree
Status Available
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Summary of Experience
Mary Beth is a 20-year veteran of the newspaper, magazine and journalism industry, currently a freelance writer/editor. She specializes in writing about various topics including education, online learning, business, elder care, death and dying, fresh technology, tablets, cell phones, families, and everyday living. She is outgoing, loves to write, and meet and work with new people. She is excellent at researching topics and providing clean copy on deadline.

Mary Beth is well-educated, receiving a bachelor's degree in Communications/Journalism from Cleveland State University in 1991. She has worked as a reporter, designer and copyeditor for several large newspapers, including the community news section of the "Los Angeles Times" for many years.

Her skills include:

Writer
* Journalist and freelance writer for more than 20 years
* Specialize in both web content as well as print media
* Spent 10 years in the newspaper industry as a reporter, editor, manager and page designer
* Recipient of several local and national press club awards


Editor
* Proficient in Search Engine Optimization, social media management and keyword search
* Spent four years as a copyeditor and page designer
* City editor for several years at local community newspapers
* Knowledgeable of the following applications: Wiki, CMS, HTML, Quark Express, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Publisher, Microsoft Editor, Windows 2000, Photoshop Elements, Hootsuite, SocialOomph and Windows XP

Professional
* Proficient in Associated Press style
* Graduated with degrees in Communications and Political Journalism
* Work from home so no office tie-ups, commuter traffic or other interruptions

Please let Mary Beth know how she can help your company!
Specialties
Business, education, death and dying, elder care, technology, lifestyle
Interests
Reading, the beach and spending time with my family
Education
Cleveland State University Communications and Political Journalism, Bachelor's

Mary Beth was also the successful editor of the student newspaper, "The Cauldron."


Honors and Awards
First Place - Features - Trade Publications Placed first for a series of three articles written for "Smart Business Magazine" about business relations in several of Cleveland (Ohio)'s neighborhoods.

Projects by Industry
Education

Mary Beth started writing about educational topics in the 1990s when she covered the Cleveland Board of Education as a reporter. She continues to write about higher education, online learning, technology in the classroom and other similar topics today for various clients.

Business

Mary Beth has written various business stories over the years, but most of her experience comes from working with "Smart Business Magazine" in 2014. She wrote about unique business ventures, community business leaders and interviewed CEOs.

Kids/Family

Mary Beth is also experienced in writing about family issues, specifically elder care and death and dying. She has a blog dedicated to senior living in California, and she writes about elder care issues for a client.

Projects by Asset Type
Article

Mary Beth started writing articles during college in the 1980s and continues to do so today for magazines and various websites. She writes about education, death and dying, elder care, technology, family life, business and more. She currently received first place honors from the Society of Professional Journalists - Cleveland Chapter - for a series of articles she wrote about the business community in Cleveland, Ohio.

Copywriting

Mary Beth started copywriting in 2006. She has written about many topics including education, senior care, death and dying, fashion, plus size living, business, technology, social media, cell phones and more. She has also conducted and published interviewed with CEOs, celebrities and people who have made tremendous contributions to society.

Brochure

Mary Beth has also done various types of graphic designing from front pages of newspapers to newsletters and brochures.

Projects By Expertise
Journalist

Mary Beth has been a journalist since the 1990s when she first started working at a small hometown newspaper and worked her way up to a city editor at "The Los Angeles Times." Today, she copy edits and writes for various print and online publications and websites.

Copywriter

Mary Beth is also a skilled copywriter. She has worked for various publications, both print and online, and has even won a first place award for her work in 2014.

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