Shannon Philpott

Writing, Reflecting, Teaching



  • Experienced instructor of college level English composition, journalism, and communications courses
  • Experienced freelance writer, researcher and reporter for national magazines and local newspapers with a focus on in-depth news articles, features, profiles, editorials and creative print and web-based ad copy, as well as page design, layout and photography
  • Energetic college media adviser for a student-run bi-weekly newspaper
  • Experienced technical/SEO writer for e-commerce clients and corporate clients

Work experience:

  • College media adviser
  • College instructor at three institutions of higher learning
  • Copywriter for Network Solutions and private clients
  • Freelance writer for national magazines
  • Associate editor of The Messenger newspaper
  • Desktop publishing design work for A.G. Edwards

*Has published more than 250 written pieces, 50 photographs, and 50 layout designs
*Has completed more than 200 e-commerce Search Engine Optimization (SEO) writing projects

Professional Affiliations:

  • Society of Professional Journalists
  • National Council of Teachers of English
  • Catholic News Press Association
  • College Media Advisers
  • Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communications

Specialized Training:

  • News Train New Media/Social Networking Annual Convention, St. Louis, MO (2008)
  • College Media Advisers New Media Journalism Convention, New York, NY (2008)
  • Associated Collegiate Press Journalism Workshops, Washington, DC (2008), Minneapolis, MN (2009/2010)
  • Associated Collegiate Press Journalism Fall Convention, Washington, D.C., (2007) Kansas City, MO (2008), Austin, TX (2009), Louisville, KY (2010)
  • Missouri College Media Association Annual Convention, Joplin, MO (2008), St. Louis, MO (2009), Kansas City, MO (2010), Springfield, MO (2011)
  • College Newspaper & Business Advertising Managers Annual Convention, Hollywood, CA (2010)

Services Available:

  • Journalistic articles for newspapers, magazines, and online social bookmarks
  • General Human Interest pieces for e-commerce businesses
  • Technical SEO copy for web pages
  • Press releases/promotional materials

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