Sarah J. Bittner

Freelance Writer & Editor

Location:Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Phone: 202-680-3536
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Sarah J. Bittner
Atlanta, GA

Six years of professional experience writing and editing including: press releases, news advisories, news articles, academic works and web content. Familiar with both AP and Chicago/Turabian styles. Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills. Highly organized, detail-oriented individual with keen ability to complete projects efficiently and on schedule.
September 2013 - Present
Self-Employed, Atlanta, GA
Freelance Writer and Blogger
• Write, edit and publish articles as Atlanta Cooking Examiner ( and for Decoding Dixie blog (
• Honed photography and photo-editing skills

May 2010 - August 2013
American Farm Bureau Federation, Washington, D.C.
Contributing Writer
• Developed writing skills and firm grasp of AP style writing articles for the consumer-focused e-newsletter, “Foodie News”; industry-focused, “FBNews” (AFBF’s official newspaper); and other newsletters, news advisories and press releases as needed
• Wrote scripts and recorded “Foodie Cast” audio segments for podcast and radio

October 2007 - August 2013
American Farm Bureau Federation, Washington, D.C.
Communications Assistant
• Assisted in the proofreading and distribution of various newsletters, news advisories, media alerts, memorandums, blog posts and press releases
• Aided communications department in becoming a presence in social media; served as Facebook administrator; and created and maintained AFBF’s Pinterest account
• Assisted in media training for in-house staff as well as other industry professionals
• Other projects included food price survey tabulation; organizing award entries for yearly conference; and managing subscription lists in iMIS, Lyris Listmanager and Vocus
2009 - 2012
Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.
Master of Arts, Liberal Studies
• Thesis published in Library of Congress

2003 - 2007
Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA
Bachelor of Arts, History
• Graduated *** Laude
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