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Farren W.
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About Farren

About Farren
Hi! My name is Farren and I'm a freelance journalist, copyeditor, and copywriter. I love creative nonfiction, more specifically memoir and travel writing. My writing process has changed and evolved over the years. I used to be all about structure and organization (in the form of an outline), now it's word vomiting on a page and extensive editing. One of my favorite things about writing is research. I love finding facts, understanding world views, and stepping into a unique story world. I'm a voracious reader, enjoy watching TV/movies,

Teaching Experience

Teaching Experience
GRADUATE TEACHING ASSISTANT • COLLEGE OF LAKE COUNTY AUGUST 2019 – DECEMBER 2019 Attended all class meetings and completed assigned readings; Collaborated (as lead faculty member-directed) on designing, presenting, and evaluating lesson plans, essays, and other course assignments and student assessments; Made three carefully researched and rehearsed presentations on topics related to the readings/the course’s syllabus; Met with the class in the library/lab for work on research projects and for orientation to electronic research databases;
DePaul University
Master's Degree
2014 - 2021
Roosevelt University
Bachelor's Degree
2005 - 2013

Work Experience

Work Experience
Farren Washington Writing and Editorial Services, LLC, President/Owner/Editorial Director
2018 - Present
 Apply superior writing, editing, and research skills to various communication needs, including magazine/newspaper features, marketing materials, press releases, blogs, speeches, and more. Fast, enterprising writer who can come up with creative ideas, quickly capture the unique voice, champion reader's interests and consistently meet tight deadlines. I make the mundane thought-provoking, the complex clear, and the disjointed to the point. Excellent copywriting skills and good instincts for what makes a compelling story. Currently writing...
D.C. Spotlight Newspaper, News Writer Virtual Intern
2015 - 2015
 Wrote and edited daily headline blurbs; researched breaking news stories and posted headline blurbs using WordPress. Researched, wrote, and edited 4 quality stories per day, 5 days a week, for 5 months.  Balanced brevity with quality of writing to improve clarity and remain true to the voice and writing style of publication. Gained a better understanding of SEO.
Law Offices of Thomas J. Henry, Writer / Blogger Virtual Intern
2015 - 2015
 Researched and wrote online content such as news blog articles, medical blog pieces, and product recalls for several websites maintained by the firm.
Eco-Learning Legacies, LLC, Freelance Manuscript Editing
2015 - 2015
 Edited book, Eco-Intelligent Remedies for Autism Spectrum that ‘Think Outside the Box,’ written by Candia Lea Cole, founder of Eco-Learning Legacies, LLC.  Met strict deadline of 4 weeks, gaining knowledge of autism and mental disorders to provide effective copy editing.
Chicago Agent Magazine, Editorial Intern
2015 - 2015
 Researched and wrote short pieces, long-form feature articles, press releases, and event descriptions for 7 websites and print magazine as assigned.  Copyedited multiple pages of print magazine for voice, style, accuracy, and grammar.  Adapted to in-house, technical writing style, providing content that was concise and to the point.  Managed content on all social media platforms to attract and engage potential clients.
Bronze Magazine, Entertainment Blogger Virtual Intern
2014 - 2015
 Pitched and wrote engaging entertainment blog posts and up-to-date brief blog articles, researching news trends and hot topics related to entertainment, celebrities, and red carpet events.  Conducted phone and written interviews with celebrities such as Karlos Ferrar and Morgan Bosman.  Published 2 celebrity interviews simultaneously in digital and print magazines during May 2015. Former editor-in-chief complimented articles because it was a first-time achievement for an intern.
Field Museum (Anthropology Department), Copy Editor/Office Assistant Intern
2014 - 2014
 Edited full-length book manuscript, All Along the Moebius Strip: Chicago’s Arts Scene, for Dr. Alaka Wali, curator of North American anthropology at the Field Museum.  Provided accurate, detailed copy editing and proofreading, maintaining style and tone of content. Collaborated effectively with the author to ensure high-quality outcome.

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