Jeffrey W Steen

Freelance Content Writer & Article Writer

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Location:Denver, Colorado, United States
Website: http://www.jeffreysteen.com
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/jeffreywsteen
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Kudos
5.0
2 Skills
$20
Rate/Hr
JEFFREY WILLIAM STEEN
jeff.steen@gmail.com

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SKILLS

Writing/Editing:
Newspaper, magazine, business, and academic styles
Knowledge of AP Style Guide
Clear, concise, accessible verbiage

Communications:
Press releases
PR Events
Brand representation
Liaison between business and PR
Internal business publications/releases

Graphic Design:
Adobe Acrobat and Photoshop
Scribus
Gimp

Document Production and Publishing:
Microsoft Office
iWorks
OpenOffice
65 WPM typing speed

Web Management:
Proprietary DiningOut CMS, SpaBoom CMS, Joomla! CMS
Macromedia Dreamweaver
FTP site organization and uploading
SEO editing/writing

Languages:
Intermediate proficiency in French and German
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EDUCATION

Johnson & Wales University, Denver, CO, August 2005 - June 2006

AS in Culinary Arts, 3.9 Grade Point Average

The Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, August 2004 - May 2005

Graduate Certificate in Theology, 3.7 Grade Point Average

Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA, September 2000 - June 2003

BA in English Literature; Minor in French, 3.8 Grade Point Average

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WORK EXPERIENCE
September 2006 - Present
Denver, CO
Senior Editor, DiningOut Magazines
Editor and project manager for 14 national markets; duties include:
Processing and managing invoicing and budgeting for writers
Overseeing assignments and editing final copy
Working with PR representatives on new stories concepts
Establishing editorial calendar for each publication cycle
Conducting regular interviews for national and local features
Writing features for all DiningOut markets
Supervising interns and other editors
Acting as magazine representative for media events
Maintaining magazine website
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June 2010 - Present
Denver, CO
Senior Editor, Eat Denver Restaurant Journal
Assemble editorial content and proof final restaurant pages before press
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March 2008 - March 2009
North Denver, CO
Restaurant Critic, Yellow Scene Magazine
Reviewed restaurants of all genres in the north Denver market; published two reviews per month
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October 2005 - December 2006
Denver, CO
Managing Editor of University Publications, Johnson & Wales University
Director of publications team; duties included:
Staff oversight
Budgeting
Interviewing/writing
Publication layout and design
Acting as liaison to faculty and staff
Collaborating with community members for feature articles
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April 2005 - July 2005
Berkeley, CA
Research Assistant, The Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley/Dr. Gina Hens-Piazza
Assisted in editing and formatting research materials for publication in academic journals and other media
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PUBLICATIONS/WRITINGS

DiningOut magazines (feature articles, interviews, cultures "bites," restaurant profiles)
YellowScene magazine (restaurant reviews, events, restaurant openings)
The Denver Post (restaurant reviews)
Wandering Army literary journal (creative poetry and prose)
Founder of Eat This! food zine
Regular contributor to OutFront Colorado
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WEB DEVELOPMENT

www.spiritoftaize.org [website for Saint Paul's Taizé service]
paulineletters.weebly.com [a site devoted to readings of the Pauline letters from the New Testament]
wtmore.wordpress.com [personal blog]
www.jeffreysteen.com [personal site]
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COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Active member of Saint Paul Lutheran Church in Denver, CO (Deacon, Worship Committee Member, Taizé Worship Leader) (2007-Present)
Member of Johnson & Wales Communications Committee (2009-Present)
Volunteer for Denver Urban Ministries (2009 and 2011)
Volunteer for Ecumenical Refugee Services (2010)
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Skills (2) Rating
Content Writing
Article Writing