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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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Debbie Evert

Specializes in: Air Force, give me a chance!

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6220 Night Train Ln.
Yoder, CO  
Phone: 719 478-2720
Fax: 719 478-2720

Work has previously appeared: Community Newspaper, National Magazine, Book Publishing

I'm a freelance editorial professional and have experience in publishing through Air Force newspapers and religious magazines and books. I have been on the writing and the editing side and don't have a preference. The challenge of taking a blank screen and writing great copy is as much as taking a so-so manuscript and turning it into something clearly understood and interesting. I don't read blogs and don't really care for them. I'd rather sit down with a good newspaper or magazine article or a really good book. Because of the distance from Colorado Springs (45 miles) and the cost of gas, I've chosen to work from home. Here we have four dogs and five acres of land with an incredible view of the Front Range. Although most of my experience is in religious publishing, I've been able to write for two Air Force newspapers (USAF Academy and Peterson AFB) with success. Regardless of the audience, I realize I must learn who they are and write/edit to/for them. My most recent challenge is to learn how to grow a vegetable garden in Colorado. Maybe one day I'll write about my successes and the plants that didn't make it.

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