Cindy O'Hara

Freelance Article Writer & Writer

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Location:Saint Charles, Missouri, United States
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/cindyohara
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CINDY L. O’HARA

Experienced writer, reporter, and editor with proven success in creating
objective, intuitive stories on deadline.

CAREER__________________________________________________

BOLA VERDE MEDIA GROUP, St. Louis, Missouri
Freelance Staff Writer ? January 2010 – Present
Contracted to write 1,500+ word articles and reports for subscription-based clients worldwide. Duties consist of building a source base, researching and writing assigned articles on deadline, and providing analysis. Topics include breaking news on Internet gambling at the state and federal levels, Q&A’s with industry leaders both in the private and public sector, and trends in online gaming.

NEWS USA, Falls Church, Virginia
Freelance Staff Writer ? February 2002 – Present
Contracted to write editorials and 350 word articles for various clients. Duties consist of researching and writing assigned articles, including, but not limited to, health trends, Wall Street, investing, and business pieces.

FREELANCE WRITER, Fort Myers, Florida
Freelance Staff Writer ? November 2005 - August 2008
Co-authored a fictional novel with duties that included but were not limited to: researching and writing assigned chapters, character development, plot, collecting background materials, interviewing sources, and web research. The novel, Sins of the Son, was published in 2009.

ASSOCIATED BUILDERS & CONTRACTORS, Arlington, Virginia
Freelance Staff Writer ? March 2004 – March 2007
Contracted to write 1,000-2,000 word features for Construction Executive, a four-color monthly magazine. Duties included researching and writing assigned articles on deadline, developing independent story ideas, collecting background materials, interviewing sources, and web research.

FREELANCE WRITER/EDITOR, Fairfax, Virginia
Self-Employed ? March 2001 – February 2002
Contracted for work by several Washington D.C.-based clients, including The Copernicus Institute, the National Reconnaissance Office, Litton TASC, and BridgeNews, among others. Edited manuscripts and briefs on highly technical subject matter, wrote government requests-for-proposals, and developed independent story ideas while covering both the natural gas and electric energy industries. Recruited by NewsUSA.

STG MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS, INC., Fairfax, Virginia
Senior Account Executive ? October 2000 – March 2001
Represented several of the firm’s premier clients, including Nortel Networks, Hewlett-Packard, CDW•G, and Gelco Information Network. Developed plans and materials, managed special events, and executed actions to enhance image and improve positioning in the marketplace. These efforts resulted in the most valuable story placement of the year for Nortel, a product-of-the-year nomination for CDW•G, and continued record-setting growth for Gelco. Served on the existing business growth and media training teams and had full budget responsibility for the above clients. Supervised one junior account executive and one contractor. Permanent layoff.

FREELANCE WRITER/EDITOR, Fairfax, Virginia
Self-Employed ? May 2000 – October 2000
Contracted for work concerning the intelligence community for The Copernicus Institute, National Reconnaissance Office, and Litton TASC. Edited manuscripts and briefs on innovative forecasting and highly technical subject matter involving the potential threats that could confront the intelligence sector through 2030, as well as strategies to combat and defeat such challenges. Recruited by STG Marketing.

COMPUTER SKILLS_________________________________________________

Proficient in Microsoft Word 2000 (et al), Microsoft Excel, and Quark Express.

EDUCATION&ACCOMPLISHMENTS__________________________________

SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY, San Diego, California
Bachelor of Arts Degree ?Journalism ?1989

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