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Stephen M

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Last Login 8/29/2016
Location Bradenton, FL
Education Masters Degree
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Summary of Experience
Stephen has been writing professionally for 15 years. His major accomplishments are working as a staff writer for "The New Britain Herald," and "The New Milford Times" newspapers in Connecticut and as a freelance writer for the Bradenton Herald in Florida. Stephen has been writing nearly his whole life, publishing work in his high school newspaper, and a literary publication in college called "The Tapestry." Also, Stephen has published work in a small local business magazine called "Business Digest," and a local arts/culture magazine called "Passport," and he
was the editor of "The Teller," a newsletter for a bank he worked at in St. Petersburg, FL.
Specialties
Stephen's specialties are writing feature stories about local businesses and community arts and cultural events.
Interests
Stephen enjoys teaching, playing the guitar, writing, reading, politics, poetry, film, baking bread, and a good game on TV.
Education
Southern Connecticut State University Jun 1997 – Aug 2000
English, MS

Stephen graduated from S.C.S.U. with his Master's degree. His area of concentration is American Literature. He studied the great American writers and poets such as Ernest Hemingway, Mark Twain, Edgar Allan Poe, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Herman Melville, Robert Frost, etc....


Teikyo Post University Sep 1992 – Aug 1996
English, BA

Stephen graduated from Teikyo Post University with a Bachelor's of Arts in English.


Honors and Awards
Who's Who Among High School Athletes Jul 1991
Stephen was a swimmer in high school. He placed 3rd in the 100-yard backstroke in his league finals and went on to qualify for State Finals. He was given the award for clocking a time of 58- seconds in the event.

Certificates
Teaching Certificate School District of Manatee County
May 2013
Stephen is a Language Arts teacher for a high school in Manatee County Florida.

Projects by Industry
Education

Stephen has worked in the Education system as a High School Language Arts teacher for five years in Manatee County Florida. Having worked within the system he has a good sense of what goes on in the classroom, and understands issues high school students deal with. Also, Stephen has dealt with school curriculum, faculty issues, school policies and politics, and parental concerns among other issues.

Music

Stephen wrote several stories for the community arts and culture scene in Connecticut for the "New Milford Times," where he began his journalism career. Stephen has covered concerts, musicals, symphonies, interviewed conductors, and musicians. Stephen has a very creative way of connecting the reader to the art and history behind the music for each production he writes about and really understands how to capture the musician's perspective and make it visible to his readers.

Entertainment

Stephen has written many pieces on the entertainment world during his career as a journalist. He has written about theatrical performances, symphonies, art shows, parades, authors and books, film festivals and concerts. Stephen can capture the purpose of each work and communicate its importance to his readers. Stephen is very creative and knows how to place his reader into the event so that they can understand the art and its place in our life.

Projects by Asset Type
Article

Stephen has written many articles for the New Milford Times, the New Britain Herald and the Bradenton Herald, among other magazines and newsletters throughout his career as a journalist. His expertise lies is artistic and historical articles that convey art's purpose to society in a meaningful way. Stephen uses his advanced degree English to generate rich stories that are meaningful and easily relatable.

Projects By Expertise
Journalist

Over the years he has written hundreds of stories (too many to count) for three different newspapers, two of which are daily newspapers with 100-thousand readership base. He has written for news beats, sports coverage, feature pieces, business, local news, crime reports, political coverage, you name it, in addition to a weekly column.

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