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Ella Peterson
XXXX XXXXXXXX XXXXX, North Richland Hills, TX 76182
Professional Summary

Accomplished and energetic freelance writer with a solid history of achievement in magazine and newspaper writing. Motivated achiever with strong organizational and prioritization abilities. Areas of expertise include writing skills, relational skills and responsibility.

  • Active Listening--extracting key information from interviews, presentations
  • Writing--strong writing skills, solid understanding of AP style
  • Time Management--deadline conscious, punctual
  • Social Perceptiveness--professional, approachable, trustworthy
Freelance Writer Mar 2000Present Chansen Media Group/Living Magazine Rockwall, TX
  • Write business profiles, spotlights and cover stories for LIVING Magazine, a monthly publication with more than one million community readers in Dallas, Fort Worth and Houston 
  • Confer with clients, editors, publishers, or producers to discuss changes or revisions to written material.
  • Conduct research to obtain factual information and authentic detail, using sources such as newspaper accounts, Web sites and client interviews.
Editor Nov 1996Aug 1999 Dallas Morning News--Colleyville News and Times Colleyville, TX
  • Manage an editorial staff of four writers and two copy editors
  • Develop story or content ideas, considering reader or audience appeal.
  • Supervise and coordinate work of reporters and other editors.
  • Assign topics, events and stories to individual writers or reporters for coverage.
  • Read copy or proof to detect and correct errors in spelling, punctuation, and syntax.
  • Prepare, rewrite and edit copy to improve readability, or supervise others who do this work.
Local news reporter/writer Oct 1994Nov 1996 Colleyville News and Times
  • Report news stories for publication in a weekly community newspaper, describing the background and details of events.
  • Arrange interviews with people who can provide information about a story.
  • Determine a story's emphasis, length, and format, and organize material accordingly.
  • Gather information about events through research, interviews, experience, or attendance at political, news, sports, artistic, social, or other functions.
  • Receive assignments or evaluate leads or tips to develop story ideas.
Bachelor of Arts : English May 1994 Texas Christian University Fort Worth, TX
Additional Information
Homeschooling parent for last seven years. Primary educator for three boys in tenth grade, ninth grade and fourth grade.
LIVING Magazine--Champions, Coppell, Cy-Fair, Flowermound, Frisco-Plano, Katy, Keller, Kingwood, Lakeside, McKinney-Allen, Memorial, Northeast Tarrant, Pearland, The Woodlands
Studio G--Gateway Church
Dallas Morning News--Colleyville News & Times
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Previous Companies:

  • Chansen Media Group
  • Living Magazine
  • Dallas Morning News Colleyville News and Times

Previous Job Positions:

  • Freelance Writer
  • Editor
  • Local news reporter
  • writer


  • Texas Christian University

Level of Education:

  • Bachelor of Arts

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