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Claudia B

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Last Login 8/24/2016
Location Litchfield, MN
Education Masters Degree
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Summary of Experience
Claudia is an award-winning writer and editor carving out a creative life in Minnesota. Her work has appeared in Organic Gardening and Faith & Family magazines, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, and The Capital Times of Madison. She is a food columnist for the Lakes Area Review, and the West Central Tribune. She has more than a decade of experience in the publishing world, including time as a marketing manager for food co-ops, public relations manager for a liberal arts college, and directing fundraising efforts for that same college's annual fund. She is the former owner and publisher of an online news site.
Specialties
Newsletter copy, general copywriting, media relations and press releases, general business writing, persuasive copy, speech writing, newspaper and magazine writing, blogging, web content, SEO, keyword development, diverse skill base and knowledge of HTML.
Interests
Parenting, gardening, communication, journalism, PR, travel, cooking, freelancing, tourism, philanthropy, organic food, co-ops, local food, environment, crafts, family, owning a small business, running, knitting, cross-country skiing, making music, friends and family.
Education
University of Wisconsin Communicating Arts - Speech, Mass Communication, M.A.

Claudia obtained a Master's Degree from the University of Wisconsin in the field of Communicating Arts. The degree itself focused on concentrations in Speech and Mass Communication. Coursework included organizational communication, theory and criticism of mass communication, and intercultural communication.


Macalester College English (Creative Writing); Environmental Studies (Biology), B.A.

Claudia achieved a B.A. from Macalester College and focused on two majors, English and Environmental Studies. Within each major she emphasized a concentration, with English that concentration was Creative Writing, and with Environmental Studies the concentration was Biology.


Honors and Awards
Golden Gavel Certificate of Commendation Award Award was for a three-part series about the Ashland County juvenile drug court program. The judging committee for the Golden Gavel Awards is composed of lawyers, judges, educators, and media representatives. Winning entries are chosen based on informational value and educational merit, creativity, thoroughness, reportorial and technical skill, and impact.

Group Study Exchange Award Recipient Traveled to Lithuania for one month for professional development.

Sports Photography & Investigative Reporting

Explanatory Reporting & Personality Coverage

Great Waters Fellowship & Protege

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Business

Current independent marketing contractor for businesses and non-profits based in Wisconsin and Minnesota. Current blog and web content provider for online clients.

Green Living

Former public relations manager for an environmental institute of a private liberal arts college. Former fundraiser for that same college. Current marketing coordinator for a growing food co-op in Minnesota. Current food writer for two newspapers in Minnesota, specializing in organic and sustainable eating options.

Women

General assignment freelancer for regional publications, with features often focused on women's interests. Former columnist for Central Minnesota Women magazine. Former writer for Up North Women of Wisconsin magazine.

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