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Title
First Name
Douglas
Middle Name
Last Name
Backstrom
Pronouns
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Company
EBONY Media Operations
City/Town
Elgin
State
Illinois
Province/Territory
IL
Country
U.S.

Professional Info

Bio
Precise, detailed and passionate communications specialist/editor with 20-plus years' experience in newspapers and magazines, and in the classroom teaching editing to graduate and undergraduate students. Devoted to quality, clear communication and meeting deadlines. Business and journalism major. Currently serves as a copy editor for EBONY magazine and all of its print and digital publications. Edit all publications for grammar, accuracy, fairness and adherence to house and Associated Press Style. Have worked for other high-profile publications including the Chicago Sun-Times, the Miami Herald, the Boston Globe and the Chicago Tribune. Also taught editing and social media to undergraduate and graduate students at Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. Specialties: Project management, staff recruitment, hiring, editing, staff development and goal-setting, communications, coaching reporters, editing, writing, SEO, web content
Areas of Expertise
Beauty/Fashion, Business, Entrepreneurship, Education, Health/Medicine, LGBTQ+, Lifestyle, Literature/Books, Marginalized Communities, Marketing & Public Relations, Personal Development (Self-Help), Writing
Other Areas
Nonfiction Genres
Commentary/Criticism, Diaries/Journals/Letters, Humor, Personal
Fiction Genres
Action/Adventure, Comedy, Crime/Mystery, Drama, General, Science Fiction
Editorial and Adjacent Services
Copyediting, Developmental Editing, Fact Checking, Interviews, Line Editing, Sensitivity Reading, SEO
Other Services
Types of Media
Advertisements, Articles/Blogs, Biographies/Memoirs, Books, Charts/Tables, Corporate Communications, Journals, Magazines, Newsletters, Newspapers, Proposals, Consumer Publications, Trade Publications, References, Reports, Resumes, Reviews
Other Media
Website
Other Skills
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