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Bonnie C

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Last Login 9/21/2016
Location Minden, LA
Education Associates Degree
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Summary of Experience
Bonnie has worked in the newspaper business for more than 25 years and understands the importance of a deadline. She has worked on daily, weekly and monthly publications, including community newspapers and magazines, as well as specialty and trade publications. She is proficient in Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and QuarkXpress and most types of social media. She has a Facebook page and Twitter account. She has also received several first place Louisiana Press Association awards for writing, photography and page layout.
Specialties
Having worked for community newspapers, Bonnie understands the importance of making every type of story a specialty. She has written features and covered public body meetings, as well as police beats. One of the specialty publications was for the car audio industry and another was in agriculture.
Interests
While subject interests are important, Bonnie has found that she enjoys learning about the many aspects that make up daily lives. When she writes, she learns. She is willing to consider any type of story.
Education
Louisiana Tech University Business Administration, Associate degree

Bonnie attended Louisiana Tech University, majoring in business administration with emphasis on office management. Her natural writing skills made her an excellent student. After graduation, she married and started a family but rejoined the workforce in 1986, writing for a church newsletter before joining the newspaper business in 1990.


Honors and Awards
First, second, third places and honorary mention Over her years in the newspaper business, Bonnie won many Louisiana Press Association Better Newspaper Awards. Included among those are first place for Best News Story where she interviewed sheriff's deputies and district attorneys about Internet crimes against children. She also won a first place award for Best Photo of a house fire and Best Front Page for a layout that included stories and photos in death of a local war hero.

Projects by Industry
Agriculture

For more than a year, Bonnie has been freelance writing for the owner/publisher of a monthly publication that focuses on the agriculture and logging industries with an emphasis on the environment. On an ongoing basis, she has covered and written stories that include an explosion of improperly stored M6 propellant at a local ammunition plant and how destruction of that chemical would affect the environment. She has also covered the many ways in which the logging industry affects roads and how recent floods have affected local farmers.

Medical

Over the past two years, Bonnie has written for a bi-monthly publication that is heavily involved in the medical field. Many of her stories have required interviewing doctors and technicians in the field of health and wellness, sports medicine and the iStent procedure for cataracts. One of the most important subjects, however, has been advances in gene therapy as a way to treat cancer.

Projects by Asset Type
Press Release

After more than 25 years in the newspaper business, Bonnie has been on both ends of a press release – receiving and writing. There are times when the media cannot attend an important event and press releases are critical to getting out the word concerning what has happened and what will happen next.

Projects By Expertise
Journalist

After spending more than 25 years in the newspaper business, Bonnie has learned to take a journalistic approach to hard news. Even though no one likes to admit it, hard news and crime sell newspapers. Bonnie has won several Louisiana Press Association first place awards for news stories that fall into these categories.

Projects by Writing Style
Conversational

Everyone has a story to tell, and feature writing is one of Bonnie's favorite ways to tell one. She has written many features over her years as a newspaper reporter and now as a freelance writer for several publications. In writing features, Bonnie uses more of a conversational style to make the reader feel as if she is telling the story while sitting at the table over a cup of coffee or glass of tea.

Journalistic

Bonnie's writing style leans heavily toward a journalistic style, due to the nature of her work. She has spent more than 25 years in the newspaper business where covering meetings, elections and other issues required her to write in a style that was nonbiased and gave each side equal inches. Many times that required several phone calls per story, along with a great deal of digging.

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