Megan N
Writer #21922
Fredericksburg, VA
Joined 7/31/2017
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170 Projects
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Megan has five years experience writing and editing articles for regional magazines and local newspapers based primarily in the mountains of North Carolina. As a freelance newspaper reporter for High Country Press and The Biltmore Beacon, Megan’s work ran the gamut from investigative news reporting to reviewing local events. However, she specializes in writing well-researched, local history and human interest pieces, and also excels at crafting artist and business profiles that capture the local flavor of a community and its people. Feature length pieces have appeared in publications such as WNC Magazine, High Country Magazine and Appalachian Voices. While her storytelling skills are a consistently strong trademark of her work, she is an equally adept editor and a powerfully concise wordsmith with a strong command of AP style. As editorial assistant at WNC Magazine and lifestyles editor for The Mountaineer newspaper, Megan has copious copy editing experience.

In addition to Megan’s professional journalism credentials, one of her biggest assets is her diverse liberal arts academic background which inspires her work. Megan holds a bachelor’s in both history and anthropology with a concentration in museum studies, equipping her with excellent research skills and the ability to distill academic jargon into colloquial language for public consumption. She also holds a Master of Library and Information Studies with specializations in children’s literature, public libraries and school libraries. As a children’s librarian for three years, Megan is just beginning to merge her expertise in libraries and journalism to write children’s book reviews in a professional capacity.
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Megan N's Food Industry Experience

10 Projects Completed

Megan has written numerous food related articles for local magazines and newspapers including restaurant profiles, chef Q&As and general human interest food articles with recipes.

Specialties

magazine and newspaper writing; feature/human interest articles; community and artist profiles; "round-up" articles (ie. local event listings); infographic or sidebar research; AP style copy editing; historical research; writing for the web (blog posts)

Interests

local history and culture; travel; outdoor recreation; children's literature; education

Education

Appalachian State University

Megan specialized in cultural anthropology and public history better known as museum studies.

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG)

Megan is a certified public librarian with emphasis in children's librarianship. She also is certified in NC school libraries with a Master of Education.

Non Profit

35 Projects Completed

Megan has written numerous community profiles featuring local nonprofits for newspapers and magazines. She is very passionate about serving nonprofits and has a history of volunteering at nonprofits.

Travel

25 Projects Completed

Megan has travel writing experience, writing magazine articles for WNC Magazine that feature places of interest and local restaurants as well as tourist event listings. She also studied abroad in Urbino, Italy where she completed multimedia journalism assignments based on the culture and history of the area.

Food

10 Projects Completed

Megan has written numerous food related articles for local magazines and newspapers including restaurant profiles, chef Q&As and general human interest food articles with recipes.

Article

75 Projects Completed

Megan wrote magazine length feature and human interest articles for local and regional publications, including WNC Magazine, High Country Press, High Country Magazine, Appalachian Voices, The Biltmore Beacon and others.

Blog Post

25 Projects Completed

Megan has written both blog posts for local magazines as well as children's book reviews for public libraries.

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