Lisa Swearingen

Freelance Article Writer & Editor

Location:Ypsilanti, Michigan, United States
2 Skills
Work Experience
Copy editor, Senior staff writer,Co-news editor,Courier- Eastern Echo
Ypsilanti, MI June 2012 to April 2014
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.
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.
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.
As courier, my job consisted of passing out papers and making certain that all of the newspaper racks were always full.
During this time, I also received the Echo Unsung Hero award for my consistency, reliability, and article writing for the newspaper.
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Editor-in-Chief,Managing editor -In Motion , Aeolus
Daytona Beach, FL August 2010 to June 2012
Contact- Elena Jarvis: 386-506-3268

As EIC for In Motion, I was in charge of writers, editors, and photographers. I balanced the budget and worked alongside the advertising department and its manager. My job entailed writing stories, taking photos, designing the paper, designating stories to other staffers, and also being a courier for In Motion.

As managing editor for Aeolus, I edited the stories and poetry submitted to the magazine and helped with the design.

*Copy editor for In Motion, Art and Literary editor for Ole 
As copy editor for In Motion and Ole, I edited the articles, art, and literary works submitted by the students of DSC. I worked with the designer of Ole to help with the layout and look of the edition.

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Stock Clerk - Steve and Barry's
Daytona Beach, FL November 2008 to January 2009
Responsibilities :
Stock shelves, Customer Service
Sales Associate-Victoria's Secret
Daytona Beach, FL November 2007 to November 2008
Responsibilities :
Sales, Floor sets, Customer Service—providing customers with fittings and recommendations about clothing and other items, such as discount Angel Cards.
Care Giver - Norma Davisson residence
Washington, GA August 2005 to October 2007
Responsibilities :
Elderly caregiver, transportation, housekeeping—Elderly man in his mid-90's, bed-ridden, with wife, late-70's.
Housekeeper- Collazoresidence
Rayle, GA April 2001 to October 2007
Responsibilities :
Housekeeping, child care, animal care, yard care
Housekeeper- Tench Residence
Rayle, GA December 1999 to October 2007
Responsibilities :
Cleaned entire house, cooked meals, yard work, animal care
Bachelors of Science in Journalism
Eastern Michigan University Ypsilanti -
Ypsilanti, MI 2014
Associate of Arts in Journalism
Daytona State College Daytona Beach -
Daytona Beach, FL 2011
Article writing, reporting, editing, managing a team of writers and photographers, Housekeeping/Elderly and youth caretaker, Social media proficiency including Microsoft office suite ,, Twitter, Facebook, iphoto, customer service
Skills (2) Rating
Article Writing