Writing Resume’

Jane A. Van Horn
11040 S. Lakeshore Dr, Blair, NE. 68008-6245
402-533-2530 fax: 402-533-2312

Career Focus

Writer/Editor responsibilities with a magazine, PR firm, book publisher,   or newspaper.


Experience Summary

  •   Experienced in writing feature articles, short   stories, essays, editorial pieces, press releases, and creative print/radio ad   copy.
    •   Well versed in copyediting,   transcription/editing of interviews, and proofreading, most recently as   writer for not for profit newsletter and grant writer for same organization.
    •   Strong technical command of the English   language; familiarity with virtually all writing styles; serious commitment   to excellence in the printed and published word.
    •   Competent researcher, interviewer, and   reporter.



B.F.A., Mass Communications – Broadcast   Journalism, University of South   Dakota, Vermillion, South Dakota


Camp Fontanelle – Branching Out Newsletter, Fontanelle, NE

  •   Research, write, edit, rewrite, and proofread   all articles for Quarterly Newsletter that reaches out to all supporters and   campers of Camp Fontanelle.
  •   Research and write grant’s for the betterment   of the camp.
  •   Assist with copywriting fund-raising letters   and brochures.
2008 – Present
 Newsletter Creator, Writer and Editor

  •   University of South Dakota

Contributing writer for the   Resident Hall Newsletter

  •   Nishnabotna Girl Scout Council (Job Title,   Director of Membership Development)

Writer/editor for monthly   volunteer newsletter, Wrote copy for press releases,

Wrote copy and layout for brochures

  •   Toastmaster International Association   (Positions held Area and Division Governor)

Writer/editor for local club   level newsletter, monthly area newsletter

And monthly division newsletter

  •   Lakeland Estates Housing Development

Creator/writer/editor for local   housing development newsletter

  •   Village of Kennard (Job Title Certified   Village Clerk)

Creator/writer/editor for small   village newsletter

Wrote ordinances for the Village

  •   Local Newspaper

Periodically submit articles for   Boy Scouts, Girls Scouts and general feature


1982 – present





Photographer/Reporter – KAYS News.,   Hays, KS

  •   Video photographer for news
  •   Writer for hard news and feature stories



Computer Skills

WordPerfect • Microsoft Word • PageMaker • Microsoft   Publisher

Writing examples available upon request


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