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Home > Tools for Freelancers > Members > Freelance Directory > Shawn Akers

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Shawn Akers

Specializes in: Sports

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245 Whitesand Court
Casselberry, FL  
Phone: 407-760-2990
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Work has previously appeared: Daily Newspaper, National Magazine, Trade Magazine, Online Newsmagazine, Book Publishing

More than 25 years of professional experience as a sports writer and editor for a variety of media venues including daily, high-circulation newspapers; popular online sports outlets; magazines, publishing companies and the Associated Press. A serious feature writer, but also deadline-oriented. Supervising experience with leadership qualities. Skills and Accomplishments • In its infancy, helped build NASCAR.com into a popular destination on World Wide Web • AP Style proficient in all editorial positions held • Ability to meet tight deadlines in both writing and projects • Strong communication skills with the ability to adapt quickly to change; team-oriented • Hired by several Florida newspapers and news organizations for freelance event coverage • Skilled editor with experience with Microsoft Word, InDesign, Excel and Adobe Photoshop

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