Freelance Journalistic Writer & Graphic Designer

Location:North Fort Myers, Florida, United States
2 Skills
Susan Erwin
1390 Tripoli Street
North Port, FL 34286

9/1989 - 4/1995
Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI
Bachelor's Degree
Major Concentration – Psychology
Minor Concentration – Journalism
GPA = 3.5


08/16/2012 – 08/02/2013
Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office, Sarasota, FL
MultiMedia Coordinator

Responsibilities inluded graphic design and layout of monthly Enewsletter, quarterly employee newsletter, annual reports, brochures, postcards and other visual markering materials for the agency.
Assistsed in maintaining and updating the agency website as well as other social media platforms (Facebook, blog).

05/2005 – 08/10/2012
Sun Coast Media Group, Englewood, FL
Herald Editor (a weekly community news edition of the Englewood Sun)

Responsibilities inluded interviewing residents and town employees and writing news and feature stories.
Attending various area events and obtaining digital photographs for print.
Editing and composing columnist articles and photographer cutlines with regards to AP standards.
Completing the design and layout pagination of the edition using QUARK and Adobe Photoshop desktop software.

09/2004 – 04/2005
Jackson Hewitt, Sarasota, FL
Technical Support Representative

Contracted as a phone support technical representative for Jackson Hewitt franchisees and personnel.
Duties included specific troubleshooting of issues with the Profiler software application program, and various hardware troubleshooting and support for the 2005 tax season.

12/2003 – 09/2004
Sarasota County School Board, Sarasota, FL
Substitute Teacher

Educated students on various subjects at Cranberry Elementary, Heron Creek Middle School and North Port High School in Sarasota County. Subjects of concentration included Reading/English, Computer Science and Physical Education.