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Wayne Schutsky

8115 N. 18th St., #139, Phoenix, AZ, 85020 Phone: 602-510-7038 E-Mail:

To obtain employment with a sports news organization that will creatively utilize my writing and editing skills.

Essential Direct Print Company June 2004 - Present Copywriter/Production Support Write and edit copy for company advertisements and customer projects. Develop advertising and customer outreach copy aimed at both new and returning clients. Prepare customer mail for distribution.

Modern Times Magazine September 2011- Present Freelance Writer Report on events, businesses, and other items of immediate interest to the Arizona community. Write essays, editorials, and satires on a variety of subjects, including literature, the arts, sports, and politics. Write fiction short stories. December 2008 - Present

Arcadia News Freelance Reporter

Cover and report on sporting events and topics of interest to service area, such as those at Arcadia High School and Arizona State University. Report on news topics of interest to service area. Develop and create feature articles on various topics ranging from band reviews to local sporting achievements. June 2011 -

Phoenix New Times September 2011 Freelance Blogger Wrote entries on a weekly basis for Up on the Sun music blog.

Compiled music interest lists, wrote concert reviews, and wrote a tour diary with local band Out of Reverie.

The Valley Sports Ledger December 2008 - December 2010 Reporter Covered sporting events (baseball, softball, football, basketball) from various age levels, and composed game stories for timely publication on the Internet. Developed a bi-weekly column covering topics of specific interest to the youth, high school, and

college baseball/softball community in Arizona.

The Bureau of Land Management, Communications Department 2008 Editorial Intern

June 2008 - December

Developed press releases and feature stories for distribution to local news outlets. Compiled informational releases from various BLM offices for use by the Arizona Bureau of Land Management Director at the Arizona State Office and the Office of National Director in Washington D.C.

Arizona State University Bachelor of Arts in English, Bachelor of Arts in History August 2008 - Present Pursuing concurrent Bachelor of Arts degrees in English and History Graduation date: May 2012 Current GPA: 3.79

Writing Wrote three published short stories. o o o "The Rocket Ship," published in the April 2010 issue of Arizona State University's WriteOn Downtown journal. "People Love A Christmas Story, Right?" published in Modern Times Magazine in December 2011. "Archers," published in the Spring 2012 issue of The Blue Guitar Magazine.

Write news, sports, and feature stories for the Arcadia News. Write essays, editorials, and features published on the Modern Times Magazine ( website, including a three-part series.

Editing Copywriter and editor for Communications Department at Bureau of Land Management and Essential Direct. Participate in editing process at Modern Times Magazine. Often self-edit stories for immediate publication on the Arcadia News website,

Reporting Show a proficiency in developing contacts and compiling useful information while on assignment 2

for the Arcadia News. Conduct long-form interviews with primary sources utilizing both physical note taking and electronic recording.

References available upon request