Kristan S
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Joined 1/24/2017
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Kristan began working in the news writing industry in college, where she made her way up from a freelancer to a copy editor, news & politics editor and eventually the editor-in-chief. She was the first person in the publication's 45-year history to serve in the role of editor-in-chief for two consecutive years.

Kristan was hired directly out of college to work as a copy editor at a local daily with a circulation of about 40,000. Her duties there included headline, deck, caption and other writing, as well as proofreading and editing for clarity, grammar, punctuation, AP Style and accuracy.

Kristan is currently the publisher of an independent student newspaper, where she advises a small staff of editors on legality, writing and editing, design and other visual elements.
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Factual, concise, humorous and timely articles on a range of subjects.


International affairs, media, language, arts and typography.


Purdue University

Kristan attended Purdue University at Fort Wayne and graduated with a degree in Media and Public Communication and a minor in Journalism. Classes she took at Purdue include News Gathering, Reporting and Editing; Citizens and the News; Blogging and Editorials; Feature Writing; and Media Genres.


50 Projects Completed

Kristan's sports writing largely focused on college hockey and basketball. She attended games, interviewed coaches and players, and included photos and score sheets with her submitted material.


37 Projects Completed

Kristan has written various beauty articles after intense research into trends, products and other interesting topics. Some of her favorite beauty articles are how-tos with out-of-the-box sources. In the following sample, Kristan details sugar-skull makeup for a Halloween-themed issue and interviews a face painter at the local children's zoo.

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101 Projects Completed

Kristan works at an art studio as a marketing and social media director. She schedules Facebook posts weekly and takes care to always include photos/videos, calls to action and links to registration pages.

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50 Projects Completed

Kristan has worked for a marketing company for which she was responsible for all weekly marketing e-blast copy.

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