48 Rose Ave.
To whom it may concern
My journalism experience spans thirteen years with part time work for the Chatham Daily News, the Windsor Star, and the Tilbury Times. My reporting career began at the Chatham Daily News in 1993 with a weekly column I wrote on Tilbury affairs. That ran for most of the year. In 1995 I worked as a weekend reporter for the Tilbury Times. This job ran for the entire year. In 1996, I did some Tilbury Council news for the Windsor Star. That lasted only a few months. Since 2002, I have been working full time for the Tilbury Times, the first year as a reporter/photographer, and the last three years as associate editor, doing everything except advertising.
Prior to, and at the beginning of my journalism work, I was a factory worker. I returned to school part time in 1987, earning a BA in English literature and Creative Writing from the University of Windsor in 1993. I am a native of Tilbury and attended high school there.
I am a hardworking, honest person. You will find me to be reliable and committed to doing a good job.
Thanks for your consideration.
48 Rose Ave.
News Job History
September, 2003 to 2009
Associate editor of the Tilbury Times – report on community events including general news, town council, service club activities, sports, schools, as well as photographing pictures to go with the stories. I have layout experience with Quark 5, having laid out the paper for the last three years. I am also proficient in Adobe Photoshop, having used digital photography for the last three years as well.
September 2002 to September 2003
Reporter/photographer for the Tilbury Times, working under associate editor Bryan Jessop. My duties included C-K Council meetings and other stories as assigned to me by Mr. Jessop.
Part time reporter for the Tilbury Times, working weekends to cover events the regular staff did not have time for. This also included stories and pictures.
I wrote a regular column for the Chatham Daily News about social events in and around Tilbury.