Lisa Swearingen

Freelance Article Writer & Poem Writer

Location:Ypsilanti, Michigan, United States
2 Skills
Lisa A. Swearingen


1.) June 2013-present Eastern Echo

*Copy editor, Senior staff writer

Contact- Kevin Devine: 734-904-6560

As copy editor for the Echo, I have helped the copy team edit the written material, usually as the final step before it is set to print, to correct errors in grammar, spelling, usage and style.

Promoted to senior staff writer, I have edited my section's stories, taken photos and have written four or more articles an issue. I obtained the senior staff writer position because I produced more stories for the issues and scooped some investigative pieces.

2.) Jan. 2013-May2013 Eastern Echo

*Co-news editor

Contact-Kevin Devine: 734-904-6560

As co-news editor, I was in charge of a team of news reporters and photographers. My job entailed assigning stories, editing articles and photos and holding office hours for the staff. As editor, I became familiar with many of the police departments and city council members around the city of Ypsilanti.

3.) Aug. 2012-present Eastern Echo

*Staff writer

As a staff writer, I produced stories for the news and life sections and assisted my editors in seeking out stories to cover and edit stories from other colleagues. I also took photographs of the stories that I covered.

4.) Jan. 2013-present Eastern Echo


As courier, my job consisted of passing out papers and making certain that all of the newspaper racks were always full.

5.) Aug. 2010-June 2012 In Motion (newspaper) Aeolus (literary magazine) Ole (literary magazine)Daytona Beach, Florida

*Editor-in-Chief for In Motion, Managing editor for Aeolus

As EIC for In Motion, I was in charge of about a group of 30 college students. I balanced the budget and worked alongside the advertising department. My job entailed writing stories, taking photos, designing the paper, designating stories to other staffers and also being a courier for In Motion.

*Copy editor for In Motion, Art and Literary editor for Ole

Contact- Elena Jarvis: 386-506-3268


Computer Skills, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Works, Power Point


BS in Journalism 2014

Eastern Michigan University Ypsilanti, Michigan

Major: Journalism Minor: Criminal Justice

AA in Journalism 2011

Daytona State College Daytona Beach, Florida

Major: Journalism
Skills (2) Rating
Article Writing
Poem Writing