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Jennifer Ochstein 408 W. Mishawaka Ave. Mishawaka, IN 46545 Phone: (574) 254-0710 Cell phone: (574) 220-0738 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org QUALIFICATIONS Twelve years experience as a writer and editor at various news, magazine, book publishing and other organizations places me in the unique position to offer a wide range of writing experience. Work as a news beat reporter, features writer, and freelance writer and editor affords me the opportunity to hone my craft and share my knowledge with others, which I currently am able to do as an adjunct writing instructor at Bethel College, Mishawaka, Ind. As a current graduate student set to graduate in spring 2010, I have enhanced my ability to critically think through significant issues. EDUCATION 1993-1997: Bachelor of Science in Journalism, Ball State University, Muncie, Ind. 2007-present: Master of Arts in English Studies and Communication, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, Ind. EMPLOYMENT Feb. 2006-present: Freelance writer/contributing writer/editor. Freelance news, features, community, human interest, education, and business articles published in: Life Savors for Women, published by Tyndale House Publishers, The New York Times, Catholic News Service, The South Bend Tribune, The Elkhart Truth, Tribune Business Weekly, Today’s Catholic, Inside Granger Magazine, In Michiana Magazine, Bethel Magazine, Culver Alumni Magazine. Freelance editor/writer for Memorial Health Systems, PeopleLink staffing, Executive Forums, Information By Design. Aug. 2006-present: Adjunct writing instructor at Bethel College, Mishawaka, Ind. I teach journalism classes and writing profession classes for communication majors and writing composition classes (Written Communication II) to incoming freshmen students. 2006–2007: Substitute teacher for Penn-Harris-Madison Schools. 1998-2006: Writer/beat reporter, The South Bend Tribune, South Bend, Ind. Enterprise reporting, coverage, and writing beats included Marshall County government, courts, cops and features; Plymouth city government, cops, and education; South Bend Federal Court reporting; South Bend education feature reporting. 1997-1998: Features reporter, The Pilot-News, Plymouth, Ind. Feature writer and reporter covering human interest stories. Volunteer work Cardinal Center “buddy” for developmentally disabled adult. AIDS Ministries, driving AIDS patient to and from appointments and errands. Co-lead music ministry at Eau Claire Community Church, Eau Claire, Mich. References Dr. Alesha Seroczynski, dean of the Bethel College School of Arts and Sciences, Bethel College: (574) 259-8511. Cory Havens, South Bend Tribune Metro editor: (574) 235-6161. Kirby Sprouls, South Bend Tribune Community editor (574) 235-6161. Writing Samples Available upon request.