August 22, 2014

Still looking for work!!!

See my mini-resume....

212 W. Wintergreen Road, #2073
DeSoto, TX 75115
936-419-1539 (cell); 972-223-7111 (home)
E-mail: socraticgadflyAThotmailDOTcom

OBJECTIVE: A communications position using my skills and experience in writing, editing, desktop publishing, management, public speaking, and analytical and synthetic thinking.

BACKGROUND: More than 10 years award-winning editing and writing; also marketing, public speaking, page layout/design, photography/editing, research. Strong analytical abilities.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Persuasive communications: Editorial writing helped pass city and school district bonds, 2004-05, defeated other school bond, Lancaster. Public speaking: Trained in public speaking and speech writing; have spoken on behalf of newspaper employers to various organizations. Creativity: Have written opinion columns in haiku and other poetic formats; have created editorial cartoons in Photoshop. News: Pollution investigative journalism led to company CEO being terminated; other investigative work connected to Centers for Disease Control tracking a medical syndrome to a Golden Corral restaurant, already closed after reporting on sub-par health inspections. Uncovered newly-constructed high school with non-lockable classrooms and cosmetology classroom in violation of state standards. management: Partial oversight of four news editors and other staff as assistant managing editor, Today Newspapers; managed staff writer(s), Navasota, Lancaster; managed freelancers, Navasota, Jacksboro.

North and East Texas Press Association — Journalist of the Year, weekly division, 2005.
Texas Press Association Better Newspaper Contests — First place, sweepstakes: 2002, 2005; first, general excellence, 2004, 2009; first, page design, 2002, 2003; first, news writing, 2002; first, editorials, 2005;

Diversity and conflict resolution training from Greater Dallas Community Relations Commission
Board of directors, Lancaster Chamber of Commerce (ex officio)
Member, Lancaster Human Relations Commission, city of Lancaster; elected chairman 2003
Volunteer work and leadership positions, various support groups

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