Curt Middleton

Freelance Blog Writer & Content Writer

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Location:Olive Branch, Mississippi, United States
Website: http://curtispmiddleton.com/
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/curtmiddleton
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Curtis P. Middleton
9797 Dogwood Manor South
Olive Branch, MS 38654
269-419-8663
curt@curtispmiddleton.com
Job Related Skills
• Professional writer creating content for websites, ghostwriting blog entries and composing information copy for article marketing. Am thoroughly experienced writing for search engine optimization (SEO) as well as producing compellingly engaging copy that attracts, retains and converts site visitors.

• Experienced newspaper manager well versed in all aspects of daily business operations including financial, sales, editorial, layout and design, printing and distribution. Capable of producing a first-class product with an eye on profitability through a hands-on execution methodology. Firmly believe in team-building and constant upgrading of personnel skills through implementation of ongoing training programs that empower employees.

• Trained journalist completely experienced in all aspects of writing including personality interview to product review. An expert wordsmith and editor knowing many styles including AP, Chicago and MLA.

Strengths

• Skilled Project management including concept inception, cost estimation, creation, work-flow supervision, quality control, budget control, deadline completion and distribution

• Interfacing skills including effective communication with fellow workers, employees supervised, vendors and client consultation

• Professional level execution copywriting, editing, layout, design and photography
• Self-starter needing no supervision

Employment

Self-Employed
Various freelance editing and writing assignments for magazines and web content clients including several blogs
3/06 to present

Wynne Progress
Wynne, Ark.
Sports Editor
8/08 – 3/09

Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal
Amory, MS
Publisher/Editor
4/08 – 8/08

DeSoto Times
Hernando, MS
Editor/Webmaster
10/06 – 01/08

DesignStarz
Cape Coral, FL
Webmaster/Copywriter/Editor
11/03 – 10/06

CNHI Newspapers
Various locations in Oklahoma and Texas
Publisher/Editor
8/98 - 11/03

Lehigh Acres, Florida
Founding editor of the Citizen (1995) and former publisher of the News-Star (1998)

Education
State University of New York, Oneonta, N.Y. - BA
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va. - MA
Various newspaper and graphic design industry seminars and training
References
David Bock 269-580-1980
Robert J. Anderson 239-245-4815
Craig Wendel 901-871-5139
Skills (2) Rating
Blog Writing
Content Writing