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Ashley Moreland

Freelance Writer & Article Writer

Location:Denver, Colorado, United States
2 Skills
I'm a freelance writer, editor and designer with a focus on progressive issues and art/culture/entertainment. I choose creativity over conventionality, and my passion is telling others' stories in an innovative and colorful manner using written word and digital art.

• Find unique stories and tell them in a colorful, compelling manner through written word and digital art.
• Thrive on thinking outside the box.
• Possess mastery of AP style and the English language; quickly learn local publication styles.
• Experienced in newspaper and magazine writing and design.
• Consistent ability to produce quality work on the tightest of deadlines.
• Exposed to and educated in a wide variety of subjects and demographics.

Areas of interest:
-Women's issues
-GLBTQ issues
-Environmental issues
-Health issues
-Art, culture and entertainment

• Mac and PC systems
• Adobe Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator
• Microsoft Office
• SoundSlides Plus
• Audacity
• WordPress
• Facebook
• YouTube
• Twitter

The Metropolitan
Metropolitan State College of Denver
• Editor-in-chief May 2010–May 2011
• Managed a staff of more than 10 editors and their writers and photographers
• Assisted section editors with finding stories, writing articles and mentoring their staffs
• Designed the opinion section
• Managed the newspaper's website and social media accounts
• Worked closely with the general managers of the radio show and TV program, as well as the advertising staff and graphic designers
• Features editor Jan. 2010–May 2010
• Managed and coached a staff of nearly 10 feature writers
• Found, wrote and edited articles
• Designed a six-page section, which included a doubletruck each week
• Asst. features editor Oct. 2009–Jan. 2010, May 2011-Aug. 2011
• Helped features editor find, write and edit articles
• Managed the section during July 2011 when the editor was out of town

Pounce Online
Eastern Illinois University
• Staff writer Sept. 2007–Dec. 2007
• Found and wrote articles with color and personality, contributing at least one article a week on a volunteer basis

The Daily Eastern News
Eastern Illinois University
• Reporter, copy editor Aug. 2004–Dec. 2007
• Covered student government, campus activities and community events

The Independent News
Georgetown, IL
• Freelance reporter, photographer Aug. 2003–Aug. 2004
• Developed all of my own story ideas
• Covered local high schools and bands

The Commercial News
Danville, IL
• Freelance music columnist Aug. 2003–Aug. 2004

Metropolitan State College of Denver
• Magazine journalism major, history minor
• Fall 2008–Summer 2011

Eastern Illinois University
• History major, journalism minor, pre-law minor (First Amendment focus)
• Fall 2004–Spring 2008
Skills (2) Rating
Article Writing