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Leslie Halpern, 2195 Catbriar Way, Oviedo FL 32765; (407) 365-6171 also fax; LCHWriter@cfl.rr.com; http://home.roadrunner.com/~lesliehalpern. Writing Specialties: Film, entertainment, romance, dreams, pop culture. Media Experience: Newspaper, magazine, newsletter, theater, audio, video, radio, film, ad agency. Books: Reel Romance, The Lovers' Guide to the 100 Best Date Movies (Taylor Trade Publishing); Dreams On Film (McFarland & Company), Windows to the World (Cablevision). Periodical Credits: Location Update, Orlando Sentinel, Daily Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Markee Magazine, Bluegrass Unlimited, Fitness Magazine, Small Business Opportunities, Storytelling Magazine, Salt Lake City Tribune. Awards: The Mentor Award (1997) for essay writing; Distinguished Service Award from Florida Literacy Coalition; 1990 Outstanding Contribution to Literacy Award from Seminole Community College. Comments: B.A. In Journalism, University of Kentucky; Master of Liberal Studies, Rollins College; also teach and consult.
Gail E. Hedrick, 5407 4th Ave. Dr. NW, Bradenton, FL 34209; (941)746-9703, (941)720-5471; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.gailehedrick.com.
About Me: I am a former teacher, coach, YMCA administrator, business owner and paralegal. This unique skill set serves me well in writing on a variety of subjects for children and their parents. I have a Bachelor of Science in Health and Physical Education with a minor in Speech and Theatre and am thoroughly committed to getting kids up off their sofas and moving.
I am accustomed to working on assignments with editors and enjoy that give and take, but am equally comfortable working independently. I am very responsive to deadlines, have editing and proofreading experience and am actively seeking freelance work.
I am currently freelancing as an editor and reviewer for a mystery shopping company, on assignment for a 'tween magazine with several contracts for non-fiction articles, and am an administrative assistant with a Lifelong Learning Academy.
Current Projects: 5-part series on organization for Kiki magazine, 3 e-books for FairyTales and Dreams Publishers, holiday money saving tips for Sprinkles, and a picture book.
Writing Specialties: Middle-grade mysteries, picture books, pre-school activity verses, teaching units and activities, how-to articles for 'tweens, teens, and parents, pre-school fiction and verse, holiday fiction, hobbies, and general non-fiction for 'tweens and teens.
Paula Hendrickson. (815) 965-0936. email@example.com. www.linkedin.com/in/paulakhendrickson. Writing Specialties: Trade and consumer articles, entertainment writing, celebrity interviews, company and executive profiles, business/marketing topics, trend pieces, college and career planning, food/cooking, crafts, vintage homes and furnishings, general interest and lifestyle subjects. Media Experience: Magazines, newspapers, newsletters, press releases, scripts, business letters, essays, web content. Periodical Credits: Advertising Age, American Bungalow, Bally's Total Fitness Magazine, Cablevision Magazine, Delight!, Dickinson Studies, Editor & Writer, Emmy Magazine, Freelance Writer's Report, Frontier Magazine, Incentive Magazine, Independent Business, Integrated Marketing & Promotion, Just Labs, Northwest Quarterly, PLBuyer, Point-of-Purchase Magazine, Rockford Life, Rock River Times, Sales and Marketing Executive Report, Sales and Marketing Strategies & News, SAM (Sales, Advertising, Marketing), SatelliteDIRECT/SatelliteORBIT, Television Week, TVGuide, Variety, Writer's Journal, Writing for Money, plus many others. Clients: Bridges Transitions (Kelowna, BC, Canada), GotVMail (Weston, MA), Pisa Design (Chicago, IL). Background: Paula has sold over 500 articles to a wide assortment of publications, and is a regular contributor to Emmy and Variety, among others. In January 2006 she launched a weekly newspaper column, Tube Talk, with an eye toward self-syndication. Also in 2006, the Northern Illinois University chapter of the Society for Technical Communication (DeKalb, IL) invited her to speak about the pros and cons of being a full-time freelance writer, and she was a co-presenter of a Beginning Screenwriting seminar sponsored by the Rockford Public Library (Rockford, IL). Comments: In just over a decade as a full-time freelance writer, Paula has written everything from 50-word fillers to a 4,700-word feature. As a writer, her motto is, "I'll write just about anything, as long as it's in English."
Henry M. Holden, 14 Alpine Dr., Randolph NJ 07869. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Henry is an aviation historian, fulltime freelance writer/photographer, and public speaker. Writing Specialties: Aviation, travel/tourism, book and restaurant reviews, children's books, business, interviews. Media Experience: Newspaper, magazine, technical.
● In 1994, Mr. Holden was cited in the United States Congressional Record for his work in recording the history of American women in aviation, and was the recipient of the Author's Award from the New Jersey Institute of Technology for his book Her Mentor Was An Albatross - The Autobiography of Pioneer Pilot Harriet Quimby. In 1996, he launched the Women in Aviation Resource Center as an online repository of educational, historical, and networking resources for women interested in all aspects of aviation.
● Henry Holden is the author of over 900 magazine and newspaper articles appearing in national magazines such as Private Pilot, Plane & Pilot, Airport Journals, World Airnews, USAir, InFlight-USA, American Aviation Historical Society's Journal, Women in Aviation, Woman Pilot, Airport Press and Aviation History, and Upscale Living Magazine. He has been a commentator on the History Channel, and has published 34 books.
● The original founder of the DC-3/Dakota Historical Society, he is a member of the Aviation Hall of Fame (New Jersey), Women in Aviation International, AOPA, and EAA.
● Mr. Holden speaks at various events around the country and is available as a guest lecturer. His work has been the subject of a number of radio and cable television shows in New Jersey, Georgia, Oregon, and Washington State.
● Henry Holden is currently the News Editor East for Airport Journals and is a regular monthly contributor to the paper.
See www.henrymholden.com for a full biography.
Trudy A. Kelly Forsythe is an award-winning journalist with nearly two decades of professional writing experience. Writing specialties: Newsletter, web and brochure content; magazine articles; news, special features and advertorial for newspaper; media releases; advertising copy; radio advertising and news reports; public service announcements; and book reviews. Topics she has written about are just as diversified including new and established businesses; local, provincial and national events; industry products and services; international and regional co-operation and development; agriculture; hunting and fishing; information technology; tourism; education; gardening and lifestyles. Writing credits: Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada; Atlantic Co-operator; Atlantic Progress, eBusiness Journal, Technology in Government, Computer Dealer News, New Brunswick Telegraph Journal, Saint John Times Globe, Kings County Record, New Brunswick Anglican; Maritime Sportsman, Turkey Call, Farm Focus and K-100 FM Radio. Editor and co-author of Independent Writers' Guide to Government Action, an electronic publication written with Tracey Arial for the Professional Writers Association of Canada (PWAC). Editing credits: Co-editor of PWAC Guide to Roughing it in the Market: A Survival Toolkit for the Savvy Writer by Angie Gallop, and editor of Heaven Help Hope: Our Decade Battle With ALS by Rev. Ernie D. Eldridge. Services: Writing, editing, copywriting, photography. Awards: Atlantic Community Newspapers Association Award for best sports story or feature (first place; 2006); National CIDA award for excellence in writing on international cooperation (second place; 2006). A professional member of PWAC, Trudy has an English Honors degree from the University of New Brunswick and a diploma from the Atlantic Broadcasting School. She lives and writes in Hampton, New Brunswick, Canada. To discuss your writing projects, contact Trudy at email@example.com or visit www.trudykellyforsythe.com or www.linkedin.com/pub/10/864/339. Follow her on Twitter at http://twitter.com/TKFwriter.
Sandi Khani, 4390 Casper Court, Hollywood FL 3302; (954) 981-4825, fax (954) 963-2380. Writing Specialties: Alcohol/drug abuse, family/marriage/divorce/parenting, personal development/self-help/motivational, interpersonal relationships. Media Experience: Newspaper, magazine, newsletter, radio, advertising/PR. Periodical Credits: Recovery Today.
Charlotte (Charlie Hudson) Kimball, 2033 SE 19th St., Homestead FL 33035; (305) 230-9572, fax (305) 847-0268; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://charliehudson.net. Pseudonym: Charlie Hudson. Writing Specialties: Book-length nonfiction, novels (mystery & mainstream), scuba diving, white papers, technical writing, travel. Media Experience: Newspaper, magazine, newsletter, corporate, white papers, research. Books: Orchids in the Snow (novel), Shades of Murder (novel), The Parent's Guide to Business Travel (nonfiction). Periodical Credits: Skindiver, Army Logistician, US Army Ordnance Bulletin. Awards: Ordnance Writer of the Year - 1992. Comments: 22-year Army Career - Desert Storm veteran. Strong technical writing background; avid scuba diver & traveller. Responsive to deadlines; enjoy writing fiction - short story and novels.
Shelley Kinser, Tampa, Florida; (813) 374-1923, cell (850) 292-2202; Shelleykwriter@aol.com. Writing Specialties: Retirement, pets, business, volunteers, history, news. Media Experience: Newspaper, magazine, newsletter, brochures. Periodical Credits: South Tampa Community News, Tampa Bay Newspapers, Potomac Magazine, Bella Magazine, Orlando Sentinel, Business Today, Mature Lifestyles, The Gulf Breeze Sentinel. Clients: RCB Communications. Comments: I have covered news, features and profiles for magazines and newspapers for over 20 years. I wrote a parenting column for The Gulf Breeze Sentinel. Additionally, I have written for newsletters as well as writing advertorials. I am a hard worker, dependable and accurate. I can be reached day or evening at (813) 374-1923.
David Kohn, 3117 Lake Shore Dr., Deerfield Beach FL 33442; (954) 429-9373, fax (954) 428-0277; e-mail: email@example.com Writing Specialties: Co-authoring, ghostwriting, book editing, book proposals, consumer, business, environment, health and medicine, lifestyle, investigative, profiles. Freelance Media Experience: Books, newspaper, magazine, newsletter, features service, research reports, high-impact letters. Staff Experience: Newspaper, magazine, features service. Books: Co-authored and edited books won an American Library Association national award and resulted in Featured Alternate book sale to national book club. Another book in which I had a strong hand resulted in author´s appearing as the day´s only guest on the Maury Povich Show and being interviewed by National Public Radio. Fox TV has based three hour-long specials on this work. Other clients have appeared on Hard Copy, CNN, CNBC, and FNN, as well as in the Miami Herald and Cosmopolitan. Co-authored biography recently accepted by agent for representation. References on request to serious potential clients. Periodical Credits: More than 2,000 sales, including Money Magazine, Business Week, Advertising Age, Florida Trend, Sunshine Magazine, numerous Sunday magazines and McGraw-Hill periodicals. Clients: Am the Florida and Southeastern U.S. correspondent for numerous McGraw-Hill, Faulkner & Gray periodicals. Awards: Books on which I worked have resulted in American Library Association national award, national book club Featured Alternate sale, national book tour, Freelance Coordinator for Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE). Comments: Full-time writer, 25 years of experience. Expert interviewer, researcher and analyst. Numerous writing styles, ranging from saucy to serious, playful to pensive. Adept at translating jargon into clear, effective language. Words served up as you like them, seasoned with solid research and flavorful writing, then delivered on time.