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Committees and Communities
Freelance Community

SPJ's Freelance Community is a virtual chapter that meets online, linking SPJ members who are freelancers, no matter their locale. Learn more here, and visit the community's online portal here.


Freelance Community Chair

Michael Fitzgerald
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Freelance Directory Profile
Bio (click to expand) Michael Fitzgerald has freelanced for nearly 10 years, writing for publications and Web sites including the Boston Globe Magazine, BNet, The Economist, Fast Company, Inc., the New York Times and Yahoo! His most recent awards were 2nd place finishes in the American Society of Journalists and Authors’ 2009 Outstanding Article awards in the Business and Technology and Trade categories. His Web site is www.mffitzgerald.com

Anna Pratt, vice chair
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Freelance Community Officers

Hazel Becker
Freelance journalist
Washington, D.C.
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Crai Bower
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Bio (click to expand) Award winning travel and lifestyle writer Crai S Bower contributed over 100 articles in 2010 for more than 20 publications and online sources. He is the travel commentator for NPR-affiliate KUOW and American Forces Radio and was featured in “Seattle 100: Portrait of a City.” www.FlowingStreamWriting.net

Carol Cole-Frowe
Freelance journalist
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Bio (click to expand) Carol Cole-Frowe is a full-time freelance writer and veteran journalist specializing in profiles, environmental, science, business and health reporting. She is an award-winning journalist who has written or edited at several daily Oklahoma newspapers, the Oklahoma Gazette and The Associated Press. She also is president of the Oklahoma Pro chapter.

Dana Neuts
Freelance Journalist
P.O. Box 6231
Kent, WA 98064
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Freelance Directory Profile
Bio (click to expand) picture After a career in financial services, Dana (Blozis) Neuts began freelancing in 2003. Based in Kent, Washington, Dana is a freelance writer and editor as well as the owner and publisher of iLoveKent.net and iLoveCovington.com, hyperlocal blogs. Her work has appeared in many Seattle-area publications as well as national publications including GSN: Government Security News, HS Today and American Profile. She is past-president of the award-winning Western Washington Pro Chapter of SPJ, serves as the Region 10 Director of SPJ, is a member of the membership committee, and chairman of the freelance committee. She previously served on the SDX foundation board and has been a facilitator for Scripps. For more information, please visit VirtuallyYourz.com. Specialties: Business Writing and Editing, Features, Humor, Small Business, Nonprofits, Finance, Insurance, Travel, and Marketing Consulting and Implementation including Social Media.

David Sheets
Freelance editor, media consultant
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Bio (click to expand) David Sheets is a former newspaper journalist in St. Louis with more than 25 years' worth of experience at daily publications in Missouri, Illinois, Florida and Nevada. He is immediate past-president and board member of the St. Louis Pro Chapter.

Ruth E. Thaler-Carter
Freelance journalist
Rochester, N.Y.
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Freelance Directory Profile
Bio (click to expand) Ruth E. Thaler-Carter (www.writerruth.com) has been a full-time freelance writer, editor and desktop publisher since 1984. She is chapter coordinator, national newsletter editor and workshop presenter for the Editorial Freelancers Association (EFA); member of the SPJ and American Copy Editors Society freelance committees, among other association memberships; author and publisher of “Get Paid to Write! Getting Started as a Freelance Writer”; and author of “Freelancing 101: Launching Your Editorial Business.”

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