Palmer Hasty

Freelance Article Writer & Blog Marketer

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Location:Clearwater, Florida, United States
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/palmerhasty
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$15
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Palmer Hasty
Writer / Designer / Photographer
www.palmersportfolio.com

Phone: 727-482-0119 Email:palmerhasty@yahoo.com

QUALIFICATIONS PROFILE
Highly versatile writer with many years experience in multimedia, journalism, web content, commentary, customer service, photography and print media. Exceptional creative thinker and innovator who can work independently, or as a strong team player with intuitive collaboration skills. Excellent written and verbal communication; understands client relations and talented with interviewing people from all walks of life via news articles and feature stories.
Understands performing in deadline-driven environments.

EXPERIENCE SUMMARY
Writing
Journalism: News Reporting & News Features. Covered local news
from crime to sports, city and county governments.
Marketing: Web Content, Advertising Copy, Newsletters, Brochures.
Political: Commentary and Campaign Strategy, Speeches.
Poetry: Published Poet and Literary Journal Editor.
Design
Websites: MS FrontPage, Adobe Flash, Dreamweaver, WordPress
Marketing: Newsletters, Logos, Brochures, Print Ads
Production: Website Design, Magazine & Newspaper Layout
Photography
Photojournalism and Creative Photography

TECHNICAL PROFICIENCY
Software & Applications
Adobe CS4: Flash, Photoshop, Illustrator,
Fireworks, Dreamweaver, PageMaker, InDesign.
MS FrontPage, MS Word & PowerPoint.
Code/Scripting: HTML, AS3, CSS.
Content Management Systems: WordPress, Artisteer.
(Some experience with projects using Javascript, MySQL & MAYA Autodesk, AVS Video Editor).

NOTABLE RECOGNITION
Strategic Writing
“Governor Bush has asked me to respond to your recent letters with thoughts and recommendations regarding the Bush-Brogan Campaign. Your input and support are greatly appreciated and will be critical to the success of the Bush-Brogan campaign.”
Karen Unger: Bush Brogan Campaign Manager 2002

EDUCATION
English Literature 1969-1971
GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY (Atlanta, Georgia)
Information Technology Specialist Diploma 1994-1995
THOMAS TECHNICAL INSTITUTE (Thomasville, Georgia)
Digital Design Diploma 2001-2002
THOMAS P. HANEY TECHNICAL SCHOOL (Panama City, Florida)
AS Degree Web Design & Web Development 2009-2012
INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY OF DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY (Tampa, Florida)
MOST RECENT WORK HISTORY

Free Lance Reporter: Tampa Bay Times Newspapers, Largo, Florida 2002-2004
Covered Treasure Island and Largo City Council meeting and wrote business articles per assignments.
Created FrontPage website Lightbookproductions.com, a conservative resource website with commentary and photo galleries.
Front Desk Clerk: Ramada Westshore Hotel, Tampa, Florida 2011-2012
Checked hotel guests in and out of property. Handled reservations, maintained guests folios and communicated promptly with all departments as per guest needs and complaints. Van Driver/Concierge: Holiday Inn Select, Clearwater, Florida 2004-2011
Drove guests to and from area airports, and to area destinations. Served as Concierge for front lobby and assisted Front Desk Clerk when needed. Noted for excellence in Customer Relations and near perfect 7-year attendance record.

PREVIOUS JOURNALISM & WRITING EXPERIENCE

Managing Editor/News Photographer:
Washington County News/Holmes County Times, Weekend Edition, Chipley, FLA 2001-2002.
Managed newsroom with three reporters. Wrote front-page news. Covered city and county governments, school boards, sports, weekly crime cases and miscellaneous local news for two county newspapers.
Lead Reporter/News Photographer: Apalachicola Times/Carrabelle Times, Apalachicola, FLA 1998-2001.
Wrote front page news. Wrote and designed numerous news features. Covered city and county governments, school boards, the courts, seafood industry and miscellaneous local news for two city newspapers.
News Production Intern: NBC News 40, Tallahassee, FLA 1997-1998
Served Internship for TV News Producer. Edited news wires and video for Evening News. Learned producer software and operated TelePrompter for Evening and Morning News programs.
Publications Director: Thomas County Chamber of Commerce, Thomasville, GA 1994-1997
Produced (wrote & designed) 17-county newsletter project to promote agribusiness in Southwest Georgia. Project funded by the Georgia Department of Agriculture. Successful project led to position as Publications Director for Thomas County Chamber of Commerce.
Skills (2) Rating
Article Writing
Blog Marketing