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Christine D

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Completed Orders 165
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Repeat Clients 42%
Last Login 10/13/2016
Location Leominster, MA
Education Bachelors Degree
Status Available
Blog Post2
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Summary of Experience
Christine D is a writer, editor, and journalist with more than 17 years of professional experience creating and editing both print and online content. She earned her bachelor's degree in newspaper journalism from Syracuse University's highly regarded S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. Her career experience includes both print and online trade journalism, as well as working for a major dotcom and in academia. Her strengths lie in both writing and copy editing, and she also has extensive experience in social media, blogging, and e-newsletters.
Christine's interests include career advice, medicine, parenting, kids, humor, pop culture, and many others.
Christine is an avid reader and believes strongly in continuing her education as a writer and editor. To that end, she regularly keeps her skills sharp through online classes, networking with other writers, and reading.
Syracuse University Aug 1994 – May 1996
Newspaper journalism, BS, newspaper journalism

Christine studied newspaper journalism with a minor in political science at the prestigious S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. There, she was exposed to both the theory and practice of writing, research, and editing across media, including print production and the beginnings of presenting information on the Internet. She formed professional relationships with fellow journalism students and members of the media who served as professors and instructors that persist to this day.

In her extracurricular activities, Christine served as co-secretary of the Syracuse University chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, helping to organize and keep track of SPJ events on campus. Christine also wrote extensively as a staff writer for the Daily Orange, the college's independent, student-run newspaper, which gave her real-world skills and taught her the time management skills to balance such work with a heavy undergraduate course load.

North Shore Community College Jan 1992 – May 1994
Liberal Arts, Honors Concentration, AA, Liberal Arts, Honors Concentration

From high school, Christine attended North Shore Community College, where she learned her great loves were language and journalism.

Christine was a member of the North Shore Honors Program, an advanced course of study that challenged her intellectually. A notable topic of study was World War I. Christine also served as a writer, editor, and layout consultant for the North Shore Community College Pennon, the college newspaper.

Honors and Awards
Best Employment Web Site Jun 2006
Christine was part of the Monster Career Advice team that won the 2006 Best Employment Web Site, considered an online Oscar.

Projects by Industry

Christine worked for a major career-related dotcom for 5 years, writing, editing, and conceptualizing career advice articles and blog posts addressed to both job seekers and employers. Christine also helped market and implement sponsored content to consumer advertisers to monetize the Career Advice section and make it a revenue-generating operation.


Christine worked as managing editor and Web editor for a trade electronics assembly magazine. Duties included daily Web site updates and a weekly analytical column summarizing electronics assembly industry happenings, writing for the magazine, and attending trade shows. During her time with the magazine, she became a well-respected journalist in the field and was often sought out for exclusives.

High Tech

Earlier in her career, Christine wrote and edited for several trade magazines, including those covering electronics assembly, advanced packaging, and design engineering. She became proficient and knowledgeable in specific areas by covering a beat through trade show attendance, industry association membership, and self-paced learning. Her ability to learn quickly, personable nature, attention to detail, and excellent writing skills helped her become a trusted journalist to her sources.


Christine is the mother of two young children: a son and a daughter. Her experiences of becoming a parent, watching her children grow, balancing work and family, discipline, and other topics have become fodder for her writing career, both in print and online.

Real Estate

As a freelance writer, Christine has written several real estate profiles for the MetroWest Daily News in Massachusetts. Unfortunately, since these pieces were written in the early 2000s, the profiles have been removed from the newspaper's online archives. Christine still has her manuscripts and has posted one of the articles she wrote.


Christine has written about science and technology both as a journalist and as a marketing Web writer for a technical university. She was hired to help a college revamp their Web sites by rewriting all the marketing copy, working closely with the college’s departments to understand what was needed and to get the appropriate information. Christine also wrote about technology for the college’s internal online newsletter.


Christine worked as the Employer producer for a major career-related dotcom, conceptualizing, writing, and editing content that deals with employer-employee relations and legal aspects of this relationship. This included a monthly column highlighting case law of interest to employers, written by a local legal firm that was of great interest to those in human resources and management.

Projects by SEO Skill
Title/Meta Descriptions

As part of her work as a copy editor and content producer for a major career-related dotcom, Christine was required to ensure selection of the correct and most SEO-worthy meta data and keywords within URLs and page titles. To do this, Christine worked with the company's SEO department and consulted WebTrends reports of popular keywords used to find content.

Projects by Asset Type
News Story

Christine has researched and written hundreds of news stories for both print publications and the Internet. The diverse topics she has covered include science and technology, new products, career advice, human interest, finance, and real estate, among others. She began writing news and feature stories when she was an undergraduate intern at a community newspaper and continues today.

Projects By Expertise

Christine has worked as both a copy and content editor for other people's work and became a go-to person for honest opinions and line edits. She is well-versed in both AP and Chicago Style and has written and edited style guides for several former employers. This editorial experience includes performing quality assurance checks on Web sites before they go live to ensure errors are caught.

Projects by Writing Style

Christine wrote for the blog of a major career-related dotcom. Her blog posts dealt with career issues, such as getting and keeping a job, and how they intersect with real life in an informal, personal way that got an excellent response from readers in their comments. Search "Christine" on the blog archives:

Projects by Company Size
Large Business

Over the span of her career, Christine has worked for a large, well-known career-related dotcom; several publishing companies of trade magazines; and for the marketing department of a medium-sized research college. Within these arenas, Christine has worked hard to span departments to bring people together and get her work and home department known to a larger audience.

Small Business

Christine has worked with her husband, a local sole proprietor estate planning attorney, to help build his business through marketing, social media presence, newsletters, mailings, public relations, and seminars within the community. Christine also helped the attorney stage several events, including a ribbon-cutting ceremony, and ensured local political officials and reporters to cover it were both in attendance.


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