Stefanie Dell’Aringa
91 Fay Avenue
West Dundee, IL 60118

630-217-6378 (cell)

drummermouse@gmail.com

EXPERIENCE
Freelance Copywriter, Delta-Therm Corp., Wauconda, IL, Jan. 2007 to present
Write case studies, features, profiles, product updates and new product announcements for quarterly company newsletter and website. Produce articles and press releases to promote Delta-Therm’s heat trace product line. Work has appeared in trade magazines such as Chain Store Age and Construction Canada. Samples: http://www.delta-therm.com/snowmelt

Freelance Writer, Nurse.com Magazine, Sept. 2011 to present
Write news for national and local publications which involves researching medical abstracts, interviewing nurse specialists, arranging for photos, and meeting monthly deadlines from three editors. Samples: https://news.nurse.com/?s=Stefanie

Freelance Writer, CHICAGO TRIBUNE & DAILY HERALD, Nov. 1991 to August 2007
Contributed features, profiles, columns, and late-breaking news items. Subjects included health, environment, education, obituaries, technology, science and local government. Generated ideas, set up photo shoots, researched and pitched in wherever needed, submitting for publication over 1,600 articles. Contributed to other publications, including features in Chicago Parent Magazine, Oak Park, IL; Village Life Magazine, (now dissolved) Huntley, IL; and the Chicago Sun-Times. Sample: http://eagleeyewriter.com/writing-samples/feature-chicago-tribune/

Staff Writer, AAP NEWS, American Academy of Pediatrics, Elk Grove Village, IL, Feb. 1997 to June 1998 Condensed lengthy medical abstracts into succinct health briefs; wrote features, profiles, late-breaking news stories; researched and wrote about product recalls, safety issues, new immunizations, and upcoming educational seminars; procured art elements; wrote photo captions and headlines; and proofed final copy for AAP NEWS, a monthly news magazine geared to pediatricians and parents. Sample: http://www.aappublications.org/content/13/12/3.1

Freelance Copywriter, Maxwell Partners, Inc. & Gerard Design, Inc., Chicago, IL, Oct. 1994 to Dec. 1997
Produced catalog, magazine and newsletter copy for Ameritech, Fisher Scientific, BellSouth, Police Chief Magazine, Northwest Action Against Rape, and The Volunteer Center of Northwest Suburban Chicago. Portfolio/hard copies available on request.

EDUCATION
B.A. 1988
Northern Illinois University DeKalb, IL
Major: English

Continuing Education/Certification
Writing for the Web, Open Universities Australia; Careers in Writing, Columbia College; Fiction Writing, Columbia College; Screenwriting, Harper College; Chicago Tribune Writing Seminar.

AWARDS/ACCOMPLISHMENTS
2008 co-wrote a feature-length screenplay
2008 Winner of Grammar Girl’s Poetry Contest for the submission about a boy afflicted with CMT
1997 Recognized by the Familial Dysautonomia Foundation for a feature article published in AAP NEWS