Ronald D. Fitzwater
Blowing Rock, NC
Phone - (336) 620-6422 (C)
E-mail - firstname.lastname@example.org
To obtain employment in a position commensurate with my training, education and experience.
• Experienced in writing feature articles, short stories, biographies, essays, opinion columns, editorial pieces, press releases, research reports, and creative print/broadcast media ad copy.
• Well versed in copy editing, transcription/editing of interviews, and proofreading, most recently as managing editor for the Ashe Mountain Times newspaper for Mountain Times Publications a member of Jones Media Inc.
• Creator/Host WNCR-TV’s Veterans Talk and co-host WNCR-TV’s Tri-County Talk. Rocky Mount, North Carolina.
• Strong technical command of the English language; familiarity with virtually all writing styles; serious commitment to excellence in the printed and published word.
• Competent researcher, interviewer, and reporter.
June 2011 – Present Freelance contract writing Telecommute
Article writing, Blog writing, Ghost writing, Advertising copy
writing, speech writing and graphic design for multiple freelance
May 2008 – June 2011 Mountain Times Publications West Jefferson, NC
Managing Editor, Writer, Photographer, Columnist, Graphic Artist –
Ashe Mountain Times Newspaper
Sept. 2007 – May 2008 Mountain Times Publications West Jefferson, NC
Staff Writer, Photographer, Graphic Arts
Mar. 2007 – Sept. 2007 The High Country Press Boone, NC
Staff Writer, Photographer
Sept. 2002 – May 2006 North Carolina Wesleyan College Rocky Mount, NC
Editor-in-Chief The Decree Student ‘free press’ bi-weekly publication.
Ancient Free and Accepted Masons
Multiple news articles and feature photographs published in Mountain Times Publications’ newspapers and magazines, archives available at www.AsheMountainTimes.com and www.wataugademocrat.com
Multiple news articles and feature photographs published in High Country Press newspaper, Boone, NC archives available at www.highcountrypress.com
Feature magazine articles published in High Country Magazine
United States Marine Corps Aug. 1984 – May 1993 Honorable Discharge
United States Army Sept. 1993 – May 1995 Honorable Discharge
DD-214’s available upon request
References available upon request