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Teresa Tobat

Teresa Tobat

Freelance Writer

Washington, D.C. , VA






Be nice to everyone you meet. You never know where they might end up.

Flavors Magazine

Freelance Writer/Editor

-Serve as Washington, D.C. travel city editor for the food website The Daily Meal and write weekly stories
-Assist with editing USA Today travel guide/edit special projects for real estate company
-Write original posts for e-newsletters Bearings and Manner&Lane, online lifestyle publications, about topics including Krispy Kreme’s 75th anniversary, manufacturing, fashion and food
-Pitch, research and write blog posts, including stories about dishes to pair with specialty cocktails and a slideshow about Atlanta’s most decadent desserts, for Flavors NOW, the blog of Atlanta-based consumer food publication, Flavors magazine
-Develop and write original features and event listings for Flavors magazine
-Copy edit Flavors magazine’s front-of-book sections before press deadlines
-Copywrite blog posts, tweets and Facebook entries for chiropractor offices

Career medium 04
Career medium 04

Stratton Publishing & Marketing

Editorial/Production Assistant

-Assisted two senior editors with writing, editing and producing five association magazines
-Proofed and checked pages against corrections before press deadlines
-Wrote and researched weekly and bi-monthly e-newsletters
-Researched, wrote and assisted editing front-of-book sections, departments for various magazines
-Contributed articles and factoids to company's quarterly newsletter, Smart Publishing
-Managed Facebook accounts for three publications
-Drafted monthly e-blasts marketing new magazine issues
-Managed editorial projects including buyers guides, products and services directories
-Managed copyrights, worked with freelance writers to gather supporting editorial information such as captions, photo credits
-Researched a main article for a magazine's 20th anniversary edition
-Supported research projects by interviewing study participants, proofing and assisted with writing studies
-Completed print orders and worked with printer representatives to manage projects


Doggie Aficionado Magazine


-Assist with social media campaign efforts
-Find press contacts, write and gather photos for the annual "Best Of" feature
-Research and compose product write-ups which appeared in the print magazine
-Gather ideas as well as pictures for the pet food and clothing spreads
-Pitched a story idea that ran in the winter 2010 issue of the magazine

Career medium 05
Career medium 04

Morris Visitor Publications New York

MVP/NY Intern

-Researched and wrote small pieces as well as shopping and event listings for IN and Where New York magazines while adhering to the publications’ and AP style
-Fact-checked listings as well as story information for the associate and deputy editors to use in New York City travel guides
-Gathered information on events and ideas used by editorial staff for storylines in publications
-Compiled materials on local spas for editor-in-chief in preparation for cover story on wellness in April’s IN New York magazine


Manhattan Media

New York Family Magazine Intern

-Researched and wrote features, including a band profile and an Q and A with a museum director, for the monthly magazine and its’ weekly e-newsletter
-Aided in retooling and launching the publications’ new Web site by uploading content, trouble shooting issues
-Wrote and edited blog posts
-Proofread pages before they went to press
-Wrote front-of-book features as per request of the executive and senior editors

Career medium 04
Career medium 06

Collegiate Times

Features Editor

-Coordinated with co-editor, reporters, photographers and designers to produce the features section of the daily campus newspaper with a readership of 14,000
-Was responsible for all content in the features section, which consisted of at least two stories per edition and additional duties included writing headlines and cutlines
-The features section included of music reviews of books, CDs, live concerts, profiles of individuals such as a student who created an iPhone app, and university projects like a car developed for blind drivers


Bonnier Corporation

Parenting Magazine Intern

-Fact-checked story content, sought out expert sources, assisted editors with numerous projects including: calling in, cataloging all of the clothing for the December/January issue, and organized an online financial project with more than 100 applicants
-Wrote short pieces about dining etiquette, toy terror, and pets that appeared in print and online for this national magazine with a circulation of over two-million
-Researched, compiled products and wrote the publication’s monthly snack column
-Attended press events representing Parenting magazine

Career medium 05
Career medium 06

Collegiate Times

Features Reporter

-Wrote stories on the arts and culture beat including special research studies about pandemics, art censorship in the local community and a program that taught refuges English through dance
-After witnessing the Virginia Tech massacre, authored a victim profile in memory of Erin Peterson, that was published in the book Virginia Tech Remembers
-Developed and wrote a special section on the Theater Departments’ past and present endeavors to highlight the move from their original building to a new location
-Wrote four cover stories


Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

B.A., Communication

Lake Braddock Secondary School