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Mary Ellen (Lloyd) Biery


- Has 20 years' experience researching and writing about a wide variety of businesses, various levels of government, the environment and health care. My diverse work translates into knowledge of many industries.


- is a specialist in financial and investment news. Most recently a reporter for Dow Jones Newswires, I provided real-time news on stocks and markets that helped traders, brokers, executives and investors make money. Competition in the industry is measured in seconds, so I understand the importance of deadlines and speed to market. I have taken the Series 7 review course.


- Has written and edited for online, national, local and scientific media. Work was published often in The Wall Street Journal and on websites licensed to reproduce Dow Jones Newswires, including wsj.com, CNN.com, Nasdaq.com and Scottrade.com. I am a former staff writer for daily newspapers (in Annapolis, Md., and State College, Pa.) and have edited scientific manuscripts for submission to peer-reviewed journals. 


-Education: Bachelor of Arts, English, with honors, Wake Forest University; Master of Arts, Journalism, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


-Technologically savvy and learning all the time. Recently completed college-level class on multimedia web design and completed a continuing ed class on website design.


  I have strong organizational skills, sound news judgment and the ability to spot trends early.

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Skills

I am a veteran interviewer, as
skilled at teasing out corporate strategy information from C-level executives as I am at chatting with customers who could provide testimonials.

I routinely dig up newsworthy nuggets from balance sheets, SEC filings, suppliers and other sources. I have contacts in many industries and at all levels.


I'm proficient using the MicroSoft Office suite of products, GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program), and Animoto; have used PhotoShop; am studying Flash.

 

maryellen@goodwritingfast.com

704.534.0611

Awards

"Best In Business" Award. Part of a team of Dow Jones writers that won this national award for breaking news coverage from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW), 2006. This coverage also won our team the title of finalist, 2006 Deadline Club Award for spot news reporting (wire services), New York City chapter, the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ).

Multiple Dow Jones Newswires' "Ace Awards," recognizing important work on deadline.


Honorable Mention, Medical/Science Coverage, Maryland-Delaware-D.C. Press Association, 1995.