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Justin Bankston

Freelance Article Writer & Book Writer

Location:Metairie, Louisiana, United States
2 Skills
-Professional Experience-

Editor/Director of Multi-Media and Publications November 2010-April 2011
New Orleans, LA
Tulane University School of Medicine
Department of Urology

• Draft and develop all departmental communication and documentation.
• Work with department doctors to draft and finalize manuscripts for publication in medical journals.
• Assist department staff in day-to-day office tasks.
• Develop and print informational posters for use in presentations at medical conferences.

TeachUp! Intern September 2010-November 2010
New Orleans, LA
Jefferson Parish Public School System

• Install and Maintain Promethean Board systems in Livaudais Middle School.
• Run meetings to train school staff in various technologies.
• Communicate with school faculty and staff and organize one-on-one training sessions.

Editor/Head Writer, GROK August 2007- May 2010
Baton Rouge, LA
Louisiana State University ITS

• Research current end-user technical issues and write articles providing "help and how to" information in regard to computing (with an emphasis on common problems while computing in a professional or educational infrastructure).
• React to work-orders received from internal university agencies as well as external customers.
• Promoted from general Editor to Senior Editor, entrusted with responsibilities of proofreading, editing, and the approval/rejection of articles submitted by the other editors.
• Update, edit, and maintain the "Windows/Microsoft >> Windows XP" and ">> Windows Vista" sections of the website. Windows/Microsoft Category

Researcher/Staff Writer/Freelance Writer, Rider Research: The Online Reporter
Summer 2007
Baton Rouge, LA

• Assist in the creation of a weekly international newsletter targeted at employees of all levels in the Information Technology field.
• Research current events in the IT world.
• Create charts, spreadsheets, other visual representations based on data gleaned from research.
• Write articles for newsletter publication.
• Proofread and edit articles received from other researchers, writers, and editors, including the Editor-in-Chief.

-Published Works-

Demon Codex: Spectrals
Winter 2009
Tampa, FL
• Completed freelance contract from Third-Eye Games to contribute work for the book "Demon Codex: Spectrals," part of an ongoing series of books based on the company's "Apocalypse Prevention Incorporated" line of pencil-and-paper roleplaying game manuals.


Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA
Degree - BA English; Concentration: Creative Writing.
Graduation date: May 2010


Software Proficiencies: Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suite, Macromedia Flash, FCK Editor (HTML/text editor)
Education Specialization: Classes in Business, Technical, and multiple levels of Creative Writing.
Awards: “Best Articles” (quality determined by superiors and customer reports) during GROK tenure.
Skills (2) Rating
Article Writing
Book Writing