Providence Business News
Since 2014, I have been a freelance writer for the Providence Business News in Rhode Island, learning about the region and profiling award winners at companies and nonprofits of all sizes being recognized for Best Workplace, Manufacturing Awards, C-Suite Awards, Healthiest Employers and Top Women in Business.
Worcester Business Journal
Continuing to prove that I have an interest in learning and writing about just about everything, I became a staff writer at the Worcester Business Journal in March 2012. Every day there was a challenge, making me smarter and a better journalist.
I loved getting out and meeting the people behind the businesses and organizations who make Central Massachusetts what it is and am inspired by their passion for the region and their work.
If it’s business in Central Mass, WBJ has it covered.
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
In November 2011, I was fortunate enough to land a freelance writing job with the Worcester Telegram & Gazette in Worcester, just a month after moving to the city.
Mostly hired to cover local business issues for the Sunday Business Matters section, I also was tapped to cover local news as it happens from press releases and public hearings.
Here are stories I wrote for T&G:
CEO One on One: Dawn Dearborn, owner of Tantara Corp. of Worcester – Jan. 2012
Telecommuting is coming of age – Dec. 2011
What seemed like a frustrating time to get into the newspaper business turned into a time full of opportunity that hadn’t existed before.
During my three-and-a-half years at the OP, I went from being the night and weekend police and general assignment reporter to page designer/copy editor and Entertainment Editor to, finally, Online Coordinator, picking up a variety of duties in between.
As a reporter, I covered everything from breaking news to features about the prevalence of heroin use in the area and upcoming events. I won a Suburban Newspapers of America Award for my review of “Cirque Dreams Holidaze.”
I gained a reputation for being upbeat, hardworking, helpful and always caring about my work.
The variety of things I did at the OP gave me the opportunity to realize that not only did I love writing, but also copy editing, designing pages, and making the most of covering news by shooting and editing videos, doing voice-overs and expanding our reach and interaction with readers through social media. These are the things that make me excited about the future of journalism, information sharing in general, and being a part of it.