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Kevin Beese
Award-winning journalist who is a strong content producer, creating dynamic and engaging copy as a writer and editor

 

Local Availability: Chicago area, Illinois, Midwest.


Media Experience
Web, Print

Biographical Note
I have been a writer and editor for more than 30 years, producing news and feature stories for publications in the Chicago area and papers throughout Illinois. My work has also appeared in national publications such as the Chicago Tribune and Softball Today.

Through my journalism work I have interviewed everyone from homeless veterans to future presidents of the United States. I know the right questions to ask and always produce interesting articles and copy. After years with newspaper and web operations, I became a free-lance writer, providing my services to news organizations, magazines, companies and content providers.

My web content includes "About Us" pages for an international shoe company, SEO writing for law firms and insurance companies, blog posts for accounting firms and Internet marketing companies. I have produced web content for a number of content firms.

I also possess strong editing skills, having proofread seven books and worked as copy editor, city editor and managing editor for various daily and weekly newspapers. My proofreading work as a free-lancer has included both fiction and non-fiction works.

My free-lance work has also including helping clients with ghostwriting projects, including an educational book about Native Americans' plight to and from Illinois, and an individual's medical procedure that went terribly wrong.
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Published Writings
White paper for Capital Gold on precious metal prices, July 2016
New Illinois Laws for 2017, Cook County Chronicle, December 2016
Feature on local members of the Harlem Globetrotters, Cook County Chronicle, December 2016
Feature on Michael Jordan basketball camp, Press Publications, July 1987
Stories on Illinois Supreme Court justice's lawsuit against newspaper, Kane County Chronicle, October 2007
Tenneco closes local plant, Rock Island Argus, March 1985
Award-winning column on struggles of kids growing up, Press Publications, July 1995
Woman spends her nights feeding the homeless, Cook County Chronicle, January 2016
Award-winning editorial on school district's lousy test scores, Maywood Herald, October 2004
Feature story on wife's remembrances of beloved baseball coach, Examiner.com, July 2014

Contact Details
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137, USA
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