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Chad Berry

Writer and Assistant Editor, OMF International

Location icon United States of America

With more than a decade of professional writing and editing experience, I have done a little bit of everything, including sports writing, in-depth features, copywriting, press releases and social media.

University of Alabama Alumni Magazine
Historic Finishes

This article details the record-setting performances of University of Alabama track athletes Diondre Batson and Remona Burchell, both of whom won individual national championships at the NCAA Indoor Championships in March 2014.

Mongolian churches gather this week to celebrate

Beginning in March 2012, I initiated, planned and implemented a social media campaign for the OMF International U.S. office. Here is a post about Mongolian churches gathering to celebrate the Mongolian church's 20th anniversary.

University of Alabama Alumni Magazine
Another Year, Another Challenge

A season preview of the two-time defending national champion UA women's gymnastics team.

University of Alabama Alumni Magazine
A Familiar Place

Profile of University of Alabama alumnus Dennis Pursley, who returned to coach the Crimson Tide's swimming and diving teams after a Hall of Fame career that has included high profile positions in the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia.

East Asia Insight
Unlikely Suspects

This web story was part of a three-story package released on the one-year anniversary of the 3-11 Triple Disaster in Japan. It tells the story of an American couple and a Japanese couple working together to bring relief to Japan's Iwate Prefecture.

OMF International prospectus
A Journey with OMF International

As one of two writers and editors at a large non-profit organization, I am often asked to help produce pieces that need compelling text. This is an example of a prospectus sent to OMF International donors in hopes of increasing giving to the organization. I wrote most of the text and edited all of it.

China Stories
The Great Migration

One of the OMF International U.S. office's tasks is to mobilize prayer for the people of East Asia. This piece is an example of a “prayer guide,” a 30-page booklet with short stories and ideas on how to pray. In the past few decades, there has been a massive relocation of people from the countryside to the urban centers of China. This short story describes the life of a migrant worker and highlights one of China's pressing social needs today.

China Stories
Hope in the Red Light District

This is another clipping from China Stories. This piece describes how a young woman found she found her way out of a life of prostitution.

Leadership Challenge brochure
Leadership Challenge

From 2008-2010, I was the director of Leadership Challenge, an English leadership development program for Chinese college students and young professionals (now called the LC Training Center). I did the copywriting of this brochure’s text as well as input into the design of the brochure.

The Tuscaloosa News
Legacy of fellowship

This feature details the happenings at the Tabernacle Campmeeting, a weeklong revival and reunion held in Pickens County, Alabama every summer. The story was included in my story package that resulted in me being named a Finalist for the Religion Newswriters Association’s 2003 “Reporter of the Year” award.

The Tuscaloosa News
Remembering Hank

This feature was written to coincide with the 50th anniversary of country music icon Hank Williams’ death and weaves the recollections of local Williams’ aficionados with events being held to mark the anniversary of his death.

The Tuscaloosa News
Players shocked

This story details University of Alabama football players’ reactions to the sudden departure of UA head football coach Dennis Franchione for Texas A&M. This story was written on a tight deadline as part of a package of stories about Franchione’s move.

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