Sarah M
Writer #8775
Baltimore, MD
Joined 2/12/2014
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Sarah worked in journalism at a western Maryland newspaper for six years, beginning as a reporter and moving on as a copy editor for the last two. During that time, she covered a wide variety of stories (including feature articles, local governmental meetings, and court trials). As a copy editor, she was responsible for not only grammar and style checks, but for pagination of the front page and special sections of the newspaper.

A recent law school graduate, Sarah has been working for the last two years as a law clerk. In that role, she has drafted a number of legal documents, including appellate briefs, legal memos, and court motions. Sarah also has experience with academic writing, both from her undergraduate experience as an English major and her law school education.

While working as a reporter, copy editor and law student, Sarah has also written a number of articles for use in blogs and other websites, which have given her proficiency in writing instructional articles, marketing tactics, SEO, and drafting press releases.
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Sarah M's Publishing Industry Experience

100 Projects Completed

As a journalist and later copy editor, Sarah has more than six years' experience in the publishing field. Beginning as a reporter in a branch office, Sarah covered county and municipal meetings, court trials, and feature stories. Some of these articles were picked up by the Associated Press. Eventually moving on to the position of copy editor, Sarah reviewed articles for grammar, style and factual consistencies. She also did the pagination for the front page and some of the special features sections daily paper.

Specialties

Journalism
Legal Writing
Marketing
Technical Writing
Creative Writing
Academic Writing

Interests

Literature
Journalism
Legal Issues
Politics and Current Events
Chemistry
Computer Science
Technical News
Music (particularly piano)
Video Games
Interior Design
Food

Education

Potomac State College

During her time at Potomac State College, Sarah not only wrote articles for the student paper, but during her sophomore year, she also served as co-editor of the Pasquino newspaper. She made a number of decisions regarding the content of the paper as well as reviewing other student-written articles for grammar, spelling and style errors.

West Virginia University

Sarah's English degree included classes in technical editing, creative writing, and literature. As a journalism major, Sarah took classes in editorial writing, political science, feature writing, and media law.

University of Baltimore School of Law

Graduation anticipated for May 2014. My course load has covered a broad range of subjects, including family, criminal, civil, tort, and constitutional law.

Marketing

101 Projects Completed

Through a number of freelance websites and direct contact with potential clients, Sarah has written marketing material ranging from basic website content, SEO content, press releases and blog articles. Her work has been featured on a number of businesses' websites and on sites like LiveStrong.com and eHow.com.

Publishing

100 Projects Completed

As a journalist and later copy editor, Sarah has more than six years' experience in the publishing field. Beginning as a reporter in a branch office, Sarah covered county and municipal meetings, court trials, and feature stories. Some of these articles were picked up by the Associated Press. Eventually moving on to the position of copy editor, Sarah reviewed articles for grammar, style and factual consistencies. She also did the pagination for the front page and some of the special features sections daily paper.

Legal

11 Projects Completed, Elite Badge Awarded

Sarah is currently a general practice attorney in the state of Maryland. Prior to passing the Maryland Bar in December of 2014, she worked as a law clerk for two years. As a clerk, she drafted appellate briefs, legal pleadings, and interrogatories. During law school, she also worked as a freelance writer, and wrote a number of blog posts for both local and out-of-state law firms. Prior to her legal career, Sarah was a reporter and then copy editor at a Western Maryland newspaper.

 

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