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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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Melanie Jones

Specializes in: Profiles, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Religion/Spirituality

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405 Davis Drive
Glencoe, AL  
Phone: 256-492-7216

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Work has previously appeared: Daily Newspaper, Community Newspaper, National Magazine, Local/Regional Magazine, Trade Magazine, Newsletter

I'm a copy editor at a mid-sized daily in Alabama seeking more writing opportunities with permission from management. I began work at a community newspaper that published five days a week directly out of college and have worked my way up. With the exception of an 18-month stint as an associate editor at a city mag in Knoxville, I've worked primarily in newspaper. The city magazine, CityView, purges its site regularly, so I can't provide links. However, I have hard copies and scans if anyone is interested. I've also provided a link to one of my Progressive Farmer articles. While I have written several stories for the national trade magazine, I prefer writing features there. I'm not available for extensive travel, but I can handle two-day trips and any writing or editing work that can be done by phone and e-mail. I work on a Mac with Microsoft Word, and compatability seldom is an issue. I have a high-quality digital camera with some experience, but my primary talents are copy editing and writing.

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