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JOHN TURNER
4717 Elmwood Ave. #303, Los Angeles, CA 90004  * (305) 393-3473
www.Gimposity.Com  *  johntactor@yahoo.com


OBJECTIVE:
To gain a position as a journalist, author, or employee of a communications or public relations company.

EDUCATION:
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting, the University of Southern Mississippi, 1997.

EXPERIENCE:
–Freelance Writer of books, stories and online articles, October 2004-present.
(Published Confessions of a Gimp, a collection of humorous short stories, and Decades of Doubt: The John McCabe Murder Saga, a true-life murder mystery, along with numerous stories/articles/blogs for national publications.)
–Resident Monitor, Florida Keys Outreach Coalition, Key West, FL, April 2013-November 2014.
(Served as client leader in a men’s sober living program. Oversaw completion of chores, administered drug/alcohol tests, and acted as liaison between clients and staff.)
–Editorial Assistant, Skaneateles Journal, Skaneateles, NY, October 2007-November 2009.
(Features reporter for weekly newspaper. Composed stories about arts and culture, and gathered newsworthy information from community.)
–Actor/Musical Director, Merry-Go-Round Youth Theatre, Auburn, NY, June 1999-May 2002.
(Acted in plays for different grade levels in the Sequential Dramatics program, and composed/performed musical compositions for middle-school students.)

AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS:
First Place, Outstanding General Interest Weekly Publication, New York State Associated Press Awards, Syracuse, NY, May 2009.
Outstanding Actor, Merry-Go-Round Youth Theatre Awards, Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, Auburn, NY, April 2001.
First Place, Musical Theatre Performance, National Association of Teachers of Singers (NATS) Annual Convention, Monroe, LA, February 1991.

(References available upon request.)