Gina Stewart

Freelance Article Writer & Writer

Location:Columbia, Missouri, United States
2 Skills
Work Experience
Jan. 07 – Present Freelance writer, SEO writer
* Various online companies and individuals
Aug. 05 – Feb. 07 Columbia Business Times (Newspaper)
Freelance Reporter
* Covering meetings, features and anything newsworthy
* Familiar with AP Style
* Relaxed interviewing style that got many people talking when they were afraid or didn’t want to
Jul. 02 – Jul. 05 Columbia Entertainment Company (Theatre)
* Teacher for theatre classes in grades K-10th
* Helped with all aspects of productions
* Wrote several of the productions for the children to perform
* Costume and props master on several of the productions
Sept. 01 - July 02 Centralia Fireside Guard (Newspaper)
* Covering city council meetings, features, anything newsworthy
* Photographer, using digital camera
* Familiar with AP Style
* Use of Pagemaker 6.0 and 5.0
* Familiar with manual paste-up and page layout
* Work within deadlines and length requirements
Jan. 00 - Sept. 01 Center for Advanced Social Research, University of Mo.
School of Journalism
Research Assistant/Support Staff III
* Assist in gathering information and preparing scripts for telephone surveys
* Processing data from surveys, including comprehensive copyediting
* Computer skills including WinCadi Surveying System, Word and Excel
* General office duties along with extensive telephone and public contact scheduling over thirty interviewers to cover daily shifts
* Help with supervisory duties of interviewers


May 01 University of Missouri, Columbia
AB with an emphasis in English and Theatre
Graduation: May 2001

Writing Experience
Aug. 05 – Feb. 07 Columbia Business Times
* Part-time reporter
June 86 - Jan. 87 Suburban Journals
July 94 - July 96 Suburban Journals
Stringer (part-time news reporter)
* News reporter for various sections, including sports, features, school board,
community planning meetings and business profiles
* Interviewing and word processing
* Effectively handling duties within deadlines and length requirements
* A proven ability to spot potential feature stories in and among community events
Oct. 97 Published personal essay entitled “Enough Bad Love” in Writes of Passage. . . every woman has a story! Edited by Daryl Ott Underhill
April 03 Published personal essay entitled “Report From a Reporter” in HOPE, True Stories of Answered Prayers. Edited by Sophie Elise Lalazarian, Red Rock Press
August 08 Co-written book – When Your Best Friend Becomes Your Old Friend, How to Care for a Geriatric Canine, By Gina Stewart and Don & Kellie Rainwater
Oct. 08 Play – A Walk Through Fairly Odd Land, published in Zeus Seduces the Wicked Stepmother in the Saloon of the Gingerbread House, a Winterhawk Press Publication (Acts II & III only)

March 98 Oprah Made Her Do It, But Geraldo Knew Better – Staged reading at the New Play Festival of Missouri University
August 01 So This Is It? – Staged reading at The Columbus Ohio University
July 03 A Walk In The Woods – children’s play written for the children’s theatre school production.
May 04 The Nutty Professor at Lee School – co-written with Mary Barile as a special celebration for Lee School’s 100 year celebration.
October 08 So This Is It? – Staged Reading at Table and Chairs, Bailiwick Theatre in Chicago, Il
December 08 A Slice of Her Life – Staged Reading at Venus Theatre, wRighting Women, a playseries
Skills (2) Rating
Article Writing