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nDash Writer Profile for D.J. Petty

D.J. Petty

Headline

Copywriter

About Me

I started working as a freelance reporter/stringer in 2000. Covered regional art events throughout Prince William County, VA, a suburb of Washington, D.C. Moved on to become a daily features reporter for The Manassas Daily Journal. I began freelancing full-time in 2010. Arts are a natural writing interest, but working as a reporter honed my skills as a generalist writing, too.

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My Writing Samples

How Much Is That Emu in the Window?

Local profile of an emu farmer

https://s3.amazonaws.com/external_clips/1744214/Emu2.pdf?1458237949

Sally Biondi's Art: A Brush With Nature

Article discussing a Midwestern artist making a name for herself in Washington, D.C.

https://s3.amazonaws.com/external_clips/1744201/Biondi2.pdf?1458237654

Student Loans Becoming Harder to Obtain

Written during the last recession, news article informing students about stringent credit criteria and loan alternatives.

http://www.kentwired.com/latest_updates/article_adfb1a9d-893e-595b-9318-bf741d163e9e.html

Experience

Features Reporter

Wrote daily features articles for a daily mid-sized paper. Also served as an editorial assistant and junior copyeditor.

Company: Manassas Daily Journal

I worked there from 9/2001 until 3/2002

Freelance Reporter and Stringer

Wrote features articles as assigned and needed.

Company: Potomac News

I worked there from 6/2001 until 8/2001

Student Reporter

As part of the journalistic curriculum, worked for Kent State University's student newspaper. Reported news as assigned, as well as special interest project pieces.

Company: Daily Kent Stater

I worked there from 8/2007 until 8/2009

Freelance Reporter, Writer and Copywriter

Since 2011, I have written in various mediums. I report, blog, interview, write copy - if a writer is needed, I get the job done.

Company: Self-Employed

I worked there from 1/2011 until now

Content I Write