Thursday, February 25, 2010

Updated résumé

Tomie V. Parks
 tomie.parks@gmail.com

Triple Q Questions, June 2010-present, contract content provider
• Submit, edit and rewrite quiz bowl material for U.S. school districts
Taylor Daily Press, Dec. 2011-Jan. 2011, assistant lifestyles editor
• Generated quality news and feature stories.
Temple Daily Telegram, July 2006-February 2010, assistant lifestyles editor
• Generated quality news and feature stories.
• Stories consistently published throughout Texas via the Associated Press (See Appendix A).
• Managed content and design of daily lifestyle pages and weekend feature sections.
• Maintained online content for lifestyle section. 
• End-stage copy editor for daily and weekend feature sections. 
Galveston County Daily News, March 2005-May 06, editorial assistant
• Responsible for content and design of weekly Applause tab. Duties included writing feature stories, editing copy and maintaining community calendars
El Campo Leader-News, July 2004-January 05, reporter
• Generated news and feature stories for twice-weekly newspaper. Beats were crime, education, agriculture and religion.

River Oaks Examiner, January 2004-April 04, reporter
• Wrote news and news feature stories for weekly newspaper. Duties included copy editing, photography and design.
002 Magazine, October 2003-Dec. 03, intern
• Served as fact checker, copy editor and paginator.
American University of Paris, March 2003, student journalist
• Attended two-week journalism seminar hosted by the Medill School of Journalism. Goal of course: to develop an understanding of international communications and the ability to report news stories in foreign cultures.
Houston Chronicle, April 2002-Aug. 03, correspondent
• Designed and copy edited North Montgomery County’s neighborhood news section of daily newspaper. Secondary duties included writing short news features for the Chronicle’s This Week section.
The Collegian, September 2000-May 04, writer and editor
• Participated in twice-monthly student newspaper at alma mater throughout college career. Positions were beat reporter, editorial editor, executive managing editor, editor in chief and student adviser.

Education, Houston Baptist University
• Graduated May 2004 with a bachelor’s degree in mass media and English. Overall GPA was 3.5.
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Appendix A:  AP Credits
• Oct. 14, 2007: Belton Belles meet once a year for bathing suit photo
• Nov. 4, 2007: Retired teacher remembers flunking B.J. Thomas
• Dec. 18, 2007: Portrait of Faith (His portrait of Jesus was born of a
sermon.)
• Jan. 4, 2008: Back in School. Man with cerebral palsy returns to high school
• Feb. 10, 2008: Painting china for beauty
• April 28, 2008: Gardening lessons: Man remembers his green thumb as he
starts teaching children the ways of the garden
• June 10, 2008: Barbie collection: To say she has a hundred Barbies would be
an understatement. Debra Miller keeps more than 1,000 Barbies on display in
her North Bell County home.
• July 27, 2008: Bonsai man gets therapy with hobby
• Sept. 28, 2008: Soldier painting: Internet links artist with painting

• Oct. 26, 2008: Hoskinson Haunt: Blind man creates spooky world
• Nov. 16, 2008: Brockett: It's never too late for dreams
• March 21, 2009: So you shall reap: Missionary finds fulfilling work on African farm
• June 28, 2009: Sweat it: Native American ritual leads way to healthy body, mind
• Oct. 4, 2009: Loans of Love: Temple foundation empowers the women of India

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