Consultant/ Journalist/ Reporter/ Editor/ Writer/Columnist/ Education/Speaker/Publicity/Public Relations/Speechwriter
Writer/ Editor/ Journalist/Researcher- I have over 15 years experience writing for newspapers, magazines, and other media. I have written for Upscale magazine, the Atlanta Metro, Commercial Dispatch Newspaper, WCBI News, Bessemer Herald News, and World African Media Network . My positions have included writer, reporter, editor, and copywriter. I also helped with the development, research, and interviews for a documentary film.
Teaching- I have 8 years of experience teaching media and management courses. I have taught at Pearl River Community College, Andrew Jackson University, Miles College, Jefferson State Community College, and Huntingdon College.
Speaking: I have 5 years of experience teaching public speaking. I have taught at Miles College and Jefferson State Community College
Publicity- I have 4 years of experience in promotions and publicity. I handled events planning and promotion of Miles College and the Division of Communications.
BA Mississippi State University
MS University of Southern Mississippi in Mass Communications
MS University of Southern Mississippi in Public Relations
PhD Walden University in Management ( currently pursuing)
SELECTED ACHIEVEMENT AND SKILLS
Skills: I am excellent at dealing with tight deadlines and can work under stress. I have management and leadership skills. I have excellent qualifications in writing, researching, and editing. I am a proficient speech writer and a public speaker. I am adept at engaging with the media and its representatives. I know risk and leadership management.
Consultant: I served as a consultant for the Bessemer Herald News. I helped to redesign its layout and increase its readership.
Online Writer: I worked as a writer for the World African Media Network. The online publication was a subsidiary of the Turner Network.
Development: I served as the researcher and interviewer for a documentary about key Civil Rights leaders in Alabama.
Consultant for IJL (present)
The Pursuit of Politics Prada and Chanel- writer of blog (2011- present)
J and S Salon- Publicist (2008-2011)
Final Shot Productions- Writer and researcher for a documentary (2009- present)
Huntingdon College- Taught decision making and problem solving (Spring 2006)
Jefferson State Community College- Taught public speaking (2004-2006)
Bessemer Herald News- Consultant and columnist (2003)
Miles College- Promotions specialist and taught media and public speaking courses (2002-2006)
Upscale Magazine- Freelance writer (1998-2000)
Atlanta Metro - Copy editor and writer for entertainment magazine (1998)
Pearl River Community College- Taught media course (1998)
Commercial Dispatch - General assignment and education beat reporter (1992-1994)
U.S. Army Reserve (1990-1998)