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Laura Wilson

Freelance Editor & Writer

Location:Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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3806 Inverness Cliffs • Birmingham, AL 35242 • Telephone: 205-572-0191• Email:


I am a Senior at University of North Alabama, a Journalism Major and a Broadcasting Minor. I’m currently in the process of transferring to UAB to finish my degree. My goal is obtain my masters Degree. I have worked as Copy Editor for UNA’s student newspaper, The Flor-ala. I have written numerous articles over the past two years. Many were published in the Florala and one was published in the Shoal’s Women, which is a local magazine in Florence, Al. I am currently looking for a part-time or full-time job. I am fluent in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and InDesign. I type 48 WPM without mistakes.


• Copy Editor for UNA’s student newspaper (The Flor-ala)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE- In chronological order

Linens ‘N’ Things – Sales and Customer Service Florence, AL Fall 2007- Spring 2008
Job Description: : Ran the register, Answered phones, Customer Service, Greeted Customers, Kept the Front of the Store Clean and Organized.
Skills Acquired: Running a register, Counting money, Greeting customers, Answering any Questions and Phones, Customer Service and Up-Keep of the Store.

The Florala – Staff Writer Florence, AL Fall 2007- Spring 2009
Job Description: Interviewing leads, writing articles, attending writers meetings with editors, and chasing down leads.
Skills Acquired: AP Style writing, developed interviewing skills, learned how to find a story, and learned how to write with a deadline.

The Shoals Women – Journalist Florence, AL Spring 2009
Job Description: Wrote an article for the February Issue
Skills Acquired: Learning how to write in Feature Writing Style, using “kicker quotes” to grab the reader’s attention, interviewing and working with a publisher.

The Florala – Copy Editor ¬ Florence, AL Spring 2009- Fall 2009
Job Description: Editing articles written by staff writers and other editors, answering phones, greeting people, deciphering lay-out of newspaper using In Design, writing editorials, and insuring that the newspaper is following AP Style Format.
Skills Acquired: AP style Format, In Design, Microsoft Word and Excel, Editing and working with fellow editors and staff writers.

Starbuck’s Coffee Company – Shift Supervisor Birmingham, AL January 2010- Currently
Job Description: Run and organize Store, manage breaks, answer customer questions, problem solving and cash handling.
Skills Acquired: Working with the public, focusing on sales, ensuring speed and quality.


Evangel Christian High School Graduated with Basic Diploma
University of North Alabama Working towards a B.S. in Journalism
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