PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

An experienced journalist with a successful 20+ year career in major daily newspapers and a track record at providing first-rate web content. I take the rough edges off other people’s writing and turn it into clear, crisp and compelling language. Successful at long term planning while recognizing the absolute importance of small details.

FREELANCE WRITER, EDITOR 2008-present

Clients include:
Reuters; Valencia College; Fodor's Travel Guides (Random House); Eyewitness Travel Guides (Dorling Kindersley); Ninth Judicial Court of Florida; Columbia University Journal of Human Immunology; Villa Accetta, Italy; Editor, Beating A Dead Horse: The Life and Times of Jay Marshall (Benjamin Franklin Award winner); Julie Compton, author; Orlando Sentinel; Downtown Credo; Orlando Magazine; Winter Park Magazine

ORLANDO SENTINEL, Orlando FL 1994 - 2008

Orange & Seminole Counties Editor, 2007-2008
Produced four weekly sections and edited daily stories under heavy deadline pressure. Assigned and edited stories from freelance writers and six staff reporters. Worked with online and graphic-design teams to create compelling and award-winning front pages for the county sections. Juggled daily and long-term deadlines and projects.

Wire Editor, 2002 to 2007
Planned and executed the daily national and foreign news sections, including play of stories for the A-section of the paper, including special focus stories for Page 3.

Copy Editor, 1996 to 2002
Edited stories and wrote compelling headlines and Quick-Read columns for daily A-section.

Theater Critic, 1995-1996
Planned and wrote all theater reviews and news coverage on the theater beat.

Assistant News Editor, 1994-1995
Planned the daily local section, including choice and play of state stories. Supervised 4 reporters.

FLORIDA TIMES-UNION, Jacksonville FL 1986 - 1994

Travel Editor, 1992-1994
Planned, assigned stories and wrote for a weekly 20-28 page travel section. Worked with freelance and staff writers, designers and photographers to produce a compelling section.

Copy Editor, 1985-1994; Theater Critic, 1988-1994; Movie Critic, 1987-1988; Feature writer, 1986-1987

WEBSITES

Co-owner of The Burry Man Writers Center, international resource website for writers, opened in 1996

Co-owner of Inked-In, a social network for writers, artists and musicians

JOURNALISM AWARDS
Florida Society of Newspaper Editors, Florida Press Club




My services
My guarantee to you:

Two decades as a working journalist gave me a solid and clear code of ethics: Every piece of writing that I work on or produce for you will be original work.

Jennifer Greenhill-Taylor

jennifer@burryman.com