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Bio (click to expand) As a staff reporter-turned-freelance journalist, Anna Pratt, who lives in Minneapolis, Minn., has ventured into garbage houses, spent the night in a homeless shelter and witnessed a fistfight in a church basement, all for various stories. Her byline has appeared in the Star Tribune, The Line, the Southwest Journal, the Minnesota Independent and several suburban and community papers, web publications and broadcast media in the Twin Cities. Pratt is active with the Society of Professional Journalists' freelance community and she serves as the treasurer for the award-winning Minnesota Pro Chapter of SPJ.

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Genevive Bjorn

Specializes in: Profiles, Medicine, Health/Wellness, Travel, Animals, Science

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PO Box 609
Solana Beach, CA  
Phone: 8082809061
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Work has previously appeared: Community Newspaper, National Magazine, Local/Regional Magazine, Trade Magazine, Newsletter, Web Log

I learned the skills of a journalist on the job, without formal training or an academic degree in journalism, thanks to patient editors and persistent self-study. My formal academic training was in biomedical sciences, not journalism, culminating in a Master’s degree from the University of Hawaii. My writing career started when I took a position as a science writer at an international astronomical observatory. After working there for a year, I wanted to cover more fields of science, including medicine. So I made the leap to freelance. Since then, I have worked my way up the writing food chain to become a regular contributor to Nature Medicine and NatureJobs. My work has also appeared in Science, The Haleakala Times, Hana Hou!, and Dog Fancy. In other words, over the past eight years, I have learned the basics of journalism: how to find a great story, write a winning pitch, develop sources, conduct interviews, work with editors and meet deadlines.

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