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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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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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