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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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Vanessa Mael

Specializes in: Arts, Profiles, Entertainment, Ethnic Issues

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10 Wesley Place
North Arlington, NJ  
Phone: 2014502531
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Work has previously appeared: Community Newspaper, National Magazine, Local/Regional Magazine, Online Newsmagazine, Web Log

I'm a bilingual (Portuguese and English) writer, editor, and marketing professional specializing in the arts and entertainment industry. I hold a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism from Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Campinas (PUCC), in Brazil and a Professional Certificate in Journalism from NYU. I’ve never stopped studying. Currently, I take Critical and Visual Studies classes at Pratt Institute. I am a creative and collaborative thinker with over 8 years of experience in a variety of functions: I have edited magazines, covered the Arts for a local community newspaper, participated in movie junkets, published articles, and written marketing and PR materials (including press releases, newsletters, and brochures). I frequently cover arts and entertainment for publications both in Brazil (,, Monet Magazine, Mundo Super-Heroi and O Jornal) and US (Extra USA, Foreign News, BRPress and Global Advertising Strategies). I specialize in Brazil's arts and culture, with extensive coverage on community issues, interviews and profiles of Brazilian musicians, conductors, filmmakers and entrepreneurs.

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