Everett Catts

Freelance Editor & Article Writer

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Location:Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Phone: 404-964-2222
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/everettcatts
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$20
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AUSTIN EVERETT CATTS, JR.

QUALIFICATIONS
Dedicated, meticulous, award-winning writer and editor with 15 years of experience. Ability to handle many different responsibilities, from writing to editing to managing staff to pagination to Website upload and management. Responsible for leading the success of several weekly and one daily newspapers, including the Neighbor Newspapers. Experience writing business, feature, news, and sports articles. I have worked with countless public relations professionals on media coverage of various events, and have an understanding of media and public relations based on my experience. Currently seeking a position in public relations that fits my skills. Willing to travel for job.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
May 2006 - present

December 2007 – December 2008 Atlanta, GA
News Editor, Northside/Sandy Springs/Vinings Neighbor newspapers
? Managing staff of four; editing content for three newspapers, Website.
Atlanta, GA
Editor, Sandy Springs/Dunwoody Life magazine
? Formed story ideas; edited all articles; copy edited issues.
November 2005 – November 2008
Marietta, GA
Copy Editor/Writer, Cobb Life magazines
? Copy edited some issues; wrote up to four articles per issue.
January 2005 - May 2006 Roswell, GA Atlanta, GA
News Editor, Roswell and Alpharetta Neighbor newspapers
? Managed staff of four; editing content for two newspapers.
October 2003 – January 2005

July 2003 - October 2003

April 2002 – April 2003 Chamblee, GA
News Editor, DeKalb and Rockdale Neighbor newspapers
? Managed staff of five; editing content for two newspapers.
Atlanta, GA
Sports Editor, Northside/Sandy Springs/Vinings Neighbor newspapers
? Covered all sports in area, focusing on high schools.
Brunswick, GA
Legal assistant/Investigator, Catts & Brooks, LLC
? Did research, interviewed witnesses and assisted with cases at law office.

February 2003 – April 2003 St. Simons Island, GA
Freelance sports writer, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
? Covered state basketball and golf tournaments in Coastal Georgia.
January 2001 – April 2002 Atlanta, GA
Sports Editor, DeKalb and Rockdale Neighbor newspapers
? Covered all sports in area, focusing on high schools.
August 1998 – January 2001 Milledgeville, GA
Sports Editor, Union-Recorder newspaper
? Managed staff of two including myself; covered all sports in area, focusing on colleges and high schools.
Dec. 1995 – Feb. 1997 and April 1997 – August 1998 Douglasville, GA
Sports Editor, Douglas Neighbor newspaper
? Covered all sports in area, focusing on high schools.
Feb. 1997– April 1997 Marietta, GA
Sports Writer, Marietta Daily Journal newspaper
? Covered all sports in area, focusing on high schools.

EDUCATION
1990-1994 Presbyterian College Clinton, S.C.
? B.A., English

1988–1990 Christ School Arden, N.C.

OTHER ACCOMPLISHMENTS
? Winner, 11 Georgia Sports Writers Association awards
? Winner, 1 Georgia Press Association sports writing award

References available upon request

Organizations:
??Member, Literate Nation Atlanta Advisory Board (fall 2006-spring 2008)
??Member, Heritage Sandy Springs Membership Committee (winter 2008 – winter 2010)
??Member, Buckhead Business Association and Vinings Business Association (May 2006 to present)
?? Member, Sandy Springs/Perimeter Chamber of Commerce (May 2006 to October 2010)

Volunteer work:
??Assistant baseball coach, Northside Youth Organization (spring of 1996, 1997, 1998)
??Christmas Kindness, Peachtree Road United Methodist Church (December 2011)
Skills (2) Rating
Editing
Article Writing