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Diane Knaus

Freelance Copywriter & Outdoor Photographer

Location:Glen Burnie, Maryland, United States
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My freelance photojournalist works include over fifteen years management and hands on experience in different scenarios. Duties have been manager of creative projects, producer of the layout and design of local newspaper “FEELING GREAT” as Publisher and Editor-in-Chief. I handled the advertising sales, and published 20,000 copies monthly throughout Anne Arundel County, Maryland. The paper recognized by the Governor, local health department and community leaders to name a few. Currently, I am creator, producer, web master of an online newspaper that provides health related and political news since 2002. Other web developer positions include:,

My works have been published in newspapers as The Severna Park Voice, The New Bay Times, and Chesapeake Children in the Annapolis Area. Internationally, articles and photographs published for The Scoop, The City Times and Old Autos newspapers in Windsor, Ontario Canada as well as Maryland newspapers and magazines. As a photographer, my photographs have accompanied many front page articles for all of these papers, plus the front cover for “What’s Up” magazine. I have also worked in advertising sales and done copy writing for all of these newspapers. Features published on business owners and their companies I produced four One Woman Photography Shows in two years in the Annapolis, Maryland, and completed my first self published volume of poetry in 2001 Rainbow of Thoughts, and a play “Rose and Elle” in 2002.

Continuing my work in publishing in various capacities as a photographer, graphic designer / artist, advertising copywriter, content writer and communications publishing consultant is a satisfying career. I also provide press releases for non-profit organizations. Many of my photographs have been published on the front pages of local and international newspapers and regional magazines.

Freelancer copy and content writer for over ten years. Deadlines met with accuracy, succeeded to outperform management and client requirements. Published in Maryland newspapers, magazines and internationally in Windsor, Ontario Canada.

Sales positions for over eighteen years, from advertising for small community publications to newspapers, creative projects,nonprofit organizations, administrative positions to home remodeling projects, coordinator of a corporate gift program. Promotion program for Market-star, Google Christmas 2013. Customer service for Home Depot, efficiently anticipate solutions to concerns in a diplomatic and professional manner while bringing customers back to reorder for Home Depot for eight years 2007-2015.

Computer Proficiency:
I work in a Macintosh environment OS X 10.6.8, with Photoshop, and Illustrator experience. Eight years experience in internet research, studied technical writing/editing since starting my web site in 2002.
DreamWeaver, Photoshop, Illustrator
Experienced in Microsoft Word, and Excel.
Certified Desktop Publisher 1985

Publisher Credits Include:
. Consultant to author Vincent Leggett on his “Blacks of the Chesapeake” book with maritime artist Al Chesley, and photographer Marion Warren.
. Four one woman photography exhibits within two years.
. Official Photographer for Anne Arundel County Fine Arts Foundation 4th July celebration 1998.
. Cover photographs for The New Bay Times, and What’s Up magazine 1998.
. Assignment for What’s Up Magazine for May 1999-Antiques and Quilts article and photographs
. Photography for several book authors for their book jackets
. Participant in Gallery show at Light Street Gallery, Baltimore Maryland 2007

. Articles published by The City Times Newspaper Windsor,Ontario Canada
. Public Relations Press Releases for the Metropolitan Community Church of Windsor,Ontario
. Photography show at Maiden Lane Windsor May 15, 2005-2006
. Coordinator of photography show at Art Speak Gallery Windsor, Ontario July ,2005-2006
. Articles for The City Times Newspaper “Border Town, an interview with the Mayor and issues concerning the international trade at the border between the U. S. and Canada, the busiest border anywhere. And the article Senior Citizens Fraud” interview with policeman who heads up the senior fraud unit to protect senior citizens in Windsor-May 2005
. Published in Old Autos in Windsor, Ontario 2005
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Outdoor Photography