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Raphael Santa Maria

Freelance Journalistic Writer & Article Writer

Location:Hayward, California, United States
2 Skills
2013 - Staff Writer/ Reporter
The Mosaic
Responsible for finding sources, pursuing them relentlessly, arranging/ conducting interviews and transcribing them.
Assignments include reporting at San Jose City Hall on the day of the Supreme Court’s ruling on Prop 8/Doma; Interviewed individuals at the “Hearts on Silicon Valley” LGBT rally while staff writers in the newsroom put together an article based on me and my colleagues’ reports/interviews.
Time spent with The Mosaic resulted in having two articles published on the San Jose Mercury News website.

2012 - 2014 - Student Newspaper
Prospect High School
Editor-In-Chief, 2013 - 2014. Final part of the editing process after the articles have gone through the copy and content editors. Responsible for picking up grammatical errors, run-on sentences, libel, etc.
Layout Editor, 2013 - 2014. In charge of creating a detailed front page that is “eye-catching” to readers and distributing pages among other layout designers. Responsible for putting the “Features” section together, as well as assigning sections to other layout designers and finding pages that have the necessary ad space.
Layout Designer, 2012 - 2013. Responsible for designing any section assigned to me by layout editor.
Staff Writer, 2012 - 2013. Expected to pitch at least five article ideas for each issue. Responsible for writing my articles and the ones that my advisor may assign to me.