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Jordan Pye

Perfectionist Grammar Geek for Hire

Location icon United States

I'm a graduate of James Madison University who wants to be creative for a living. Through my collegiate training and internships with several publications -- the Daily News Record, Blue Ridge Outdoors magazine and C-ville News & Arts Weekly -- I have developed excellent research, written communication and editing skills and demonstrated my proficiency in AP style, interviewing, collaboration, and the ability to assume leadership roles. My strongest skill is effective written communication, and I have a flair for storytelling. My talents include answering questions such as "What's the word I'm trying to think of?" and "What's a better way to to say...?"

Please view my resume and examples of my published work below, and contact me at [email protected] or (434) 284-3126.

Portfolio
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01/27/2014
Current Resume

Please contact me with opportunities to write for your publication.

2013

Fall 2012 Internship - Daily News-Record in Harrisonburg, Va.

Daily News-Record
11/15/2012
A Wonder to Behold

This Friday, Skyline Middle School will debut Alice in Wonderland Jr., the drama program's first "big" musical production, made possible by enthusiastic support from students and parents.

Daily News-Record
10/29/2012
Targeted Technology

Whether planning a cheap and spontaneous weekend trip or searching for a last-minute hotel room from the airport, mobile travel apps connect users to the Information Superhighway to conduct the research and booking at any point along their journey.

Daily News-Record
10/26/2012
Ugandan To Discuss Preserving Faith During Stop

Though the world tends to divide along ethnic and religious lines, a story of successful intergroup collaboration in another part of the world aims to inspire members of Harrisonburg's own religiously diverse community. Aaron Kintu Moses of Uganda will visit Harrisonburg's Beth El Congregation on Oct. 28 to speak about his efforts to preserve his community's Jewish identity in the face of intolerance, and discuss ongoing development projects in Uganda.

Daily News-Record
09/27/2012
"Beauty of Diversity"

Few events provide Harrisonburg residents with a better way to celebrate their differences and explore their similarities than the upcoming International Festival. Each September, the daylong festivities at Hillandale Park invite community members to showcase their culture through art, music, dance, food and crafts.

Shenandoah Valley Business Journal
09/24/2012
ACA Discussed by Those Affected

Pg. 7: Big changes are on the horizon for January 2013, and while Harrisonburg residents have mixed feelings about the Affordable Care Act, the reforms could most impact students, health care providers, seniors and the uninsured.

Daily News-Record
09/20/2012
Pointe of Interest

Calling all dancers, singers, snowflakes, mice soldiers and sugarplum fairies! This Saturday, the Rockingham Ballet Theatre begins open auditions for the Nutcracker Ballet, inviting children ages 8 1/2 to 15 to vie for dancing parts, as well as a role in the new children's choir.

Shenandoah Valley Business Journal
11/29/2012
Top 10 Under 40

Part 1: Profiles of Harrisonburg's up and coming entrepreneurs

Shenandoah Valley Business Journal
01/01/2013
Top 10 Under 40

Part 2: Profiles of Harrisonburg's up and coming entrepreneurs, continued

JMU student publications

Curio: the Shenandoah Valley Magazine
04/03/2012
Going Global Living Local

The “Maharaja Bowl” began with a recipe for curried lentils from “Extending the Table” by Joetta Handrich Schlabach, an international collection of everyday recipes “in the spirit of more with less.”

Curio: the Shenandoah Valley Magazine
04/03/2012
Historic Hikes of the Shenandoah Valley

Co-written with Beth Cole: Every trail has a story behind it. In the Shenandoah Valley, these stories go back for generations.

Features for James Madison University's Creative Services

College of Integrated Science and Technology website
05/03/2012
Springing into service in the Big Easy

Service-minded students Karen Kappert and Bibiana Oe spent their spring break on a mission to spread some serious cheer. While exploring New Orleans, La. on an Alternative Break trip they lent a hand at Project Lazarus, a non-profit organization serving people who have HIV/AIDS.

College of Integrated Science and Technology website
04/26/2012
"Farmers know all the dirt"

To get a taste of what it takes to sustainably grow 60,000 pounds of produce each year, eight JMU students ventured to Clagett Farm and let their inner gardeners take root.

College of Integrated Science and Technology website
08/09/2012
E-textbooks effectiveness studies

Concern for textbook costs has risen as steadily as the prices, but readers who reach for electronic textbooks to save money could end up costing themselves more time for the same grade.

College of Integrated Science and Technology website
12/07/2011
Computer Science Student Invited to the White House

Since receiving her invitation last week to attend the White House “Champions of Change: Women/Girls in STEM” event on Dec. 9, Computer Science major Marissa Halpert has been excited “like you wouldn’t believe.”

College of Integrated Science and Technology website
10/19/2011
Healthcare for the homeless hits the road

During summer 2011, medical personnel and students began making unconventional “house calls” to bring primary care to Harrisonburg’s homeless through weekly on sight clinic visits to area shelters.

College of Integrated Science and Technology website
08/25/2011
JMU students travel to Wise County

During a spring break filled with snow days and winding van rides through hills and hollers, the nine students who spent their week serving in Wise County, Va., experienced more than a vacation.

College of Integrated Science and Technology website
07/06/2011
Honoring Dr. Merle Mast

After 12 years of service as head of the Department of Nursing, Dr. Merle Mast is ready for a new challenge. On May 3 the nursing faculty held a dinner party to celebrate and reflect on her contributions to the department.

College of Integrated Science and Technology website
05/16/2011
Simulation demonstrates caregiver challenges

Caring for an elderly or ill family member is not an easy job, and currently 34 million adults nationwide provide long-term care for an adult who is 50 or older.

College of Integrated Science and Technology website
05/06/2011
If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen

JMU Dietetics has come far since its humble debut in 1911 at the Normal and Industrial School for Women at Harrisonburg. Back then, students gained experience in their “food production and manufacture” courses by serving meals to their peers in the campus dining room, located in the basement of present-day Jackson Hall.

College of Integrated Science and Technology website
04/18/2011
Turbines give energy education a lift

When it comes to the future of clean energy, ISAT majors know which way the wind blows. Senior students with concentrations in energy share this knowledge with communities by helping install wind turbines through Wind for Schools, a federal program that educates K-12 students about wind energy.

College of Integrated Science and Technology website
01/31/2011
The East Campus Hillside Naturalization Project

Where many students see an expanse of empty hillside between the interstate and the retention ponds on JMU’s east campus, world-renown artist and designer Michael Singer envisions a public art landscape that fosters ecological renewal.

College of Integrated Science and Technology website
12/09/2010
Psychology professor teaches in Saudi Arabia

On Sept. 17, JMU psychology professor Dr. Jessica Irons hopped on a 15-hour flight from D.C. to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and embarked on the teaching opportunity of a lifetime.

College of Integrated Science and Technology website
11/29/2010
Grant funds physical education mentoring project

This fall, physical education and exercise science students played a huge role in initiating the Overcoming Barriers project, a new grant-funded mentoring program that partners students with community members who have disabilities.

College of Integrated Science and Technology website
11/17/2010
JMU hosts annual LEGO robotics competition

Hundreds of aspiring scientists explore real-world technology challenges each fall through the FIRST LEGO League competition, hosted regionally by the JMU Colleges of Education and Integrated Science and Technology.

College of Integrated Science and Technology website
11/01/2010
Neurolinguistics Summer Seminar Crosses Disciplines

Doctoral students from a wide array of disciplines had an uncommon opportunity last summer to research the complex topic of neurolinguistics in an advanced seminar with CSD professor Dr. Cynthia O’Donoghue.

College of Integrated Science and Technology website
10/15/2010
Athletic Training Alums recognized for work as “Smooth Professionals”

Last spring, JMU Athletic Training alums Pratik Banjade and Jared Miller (’10) achieved YouTube superstar status with their video, “Athletic Trainer: Smooth Professional,” which has received over 67,000 views since its April debut.

College of Integrated Science and Technology website
05/27/2010
Psychology lecturer ranks top professor rating

This March, psychology lecturer Kimberly DuVall earned one of the highest honors college students can award: the ranking of top-rated professor in the nation on the popular website RateMyProfessor.com.

College of Integrated Science and Technology website
04/23/2010
Girls' golf gets kids movin' and groovin'

Now in its fifth year, Movin’ and Groovin’ Day is still teaching local kids the fun and importance of health and exercise, now as a special event for JMU’s Girls’ Golf Program.

College of Integrated Science and Technology website
04/12/2010
First class of Intelligence Analysis graduates

This May marks the graduation of the first class of students from the Intelligence Analysis (IA) degree program as they are about to enter the professional intelligence field.

College of Integrated Science and Technology website
04/05/2010
Guam trip studies HIV/AIDS impact

Since the first journey to Guam in 2008, Dr. Todd Sabato, Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Sciences, has offered students a unique three-week glimpse into the dynamic world of HIV/AIDS, from an unparalleled Micronesian perspective.

College of Integrated Science and Technology website
03/19/2010
JMU students work for Healthy Families

Located in Stanley, VA, not far from JMU’s campus, the Healthy Families of Page County organization offers students an opportunity to assist families at risk for child abuse and neglect.

College of Integrated Science and Technology website
02/19/2010
Dysphasia Expert Opens Research Lab at JMU

Last fall the Department of Communications Sciences and Disorders welcomed new faculty member Dr. Christy Ludlow, who brought with her a wealth of research experience and new opportunities for CSD students to explore.

College of Integrated Science and Technology website
02/11/2010
iPods Used to Study Listening Habits & Hearing Loss

Not many young people like being told to turn down their music, but Communication Sciences and Disorders professor Dr. Dan Halling might have a new method to make them listen.

College of Integrated Science and Technology website
02/03/2010
Radio show sells STEM

Last semester three CISAT professors appeared as guests on STEM Sell, bringing scientific discussion to students’ attention through their own radio station.

College of Integrated Science and Technology website
01/26/2010
New lab studies cultural and racial diversity

Psychology professor Dr. Matthew Lee challenges students to analyze their preconceptions about diversity by researching the different demographics of JMU’s student body.

College of Integrated Science and Technology website
11/11/2009
JMU Students Help Preserve Memories at VMRC

JMU students are taking their psychology studies outside of the classroom and into the minds of the elderly by experimenting with arts and crafts as a form of memory enhancement for Alzheimer’s patients.

College of Integrated Science and Technology website
11/10/2009
JMU Participates in Alcohol-Edu Project

In 2007, JMU agreed to participate in a two-year national research project conducted by the Pacific Institute for Research in Education (PIRE), an independent nonprofit health organization. Funded by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, PIRE gave JMU a grant that included free access to the AlcoholEdu program and $1000 to implement it, which was spent on giveaways for students as an incentive for participation.

College of Integrated Science and Technology website
11/06/2009
Active Minds Chapter Formed at JMU

Last semester JMU adopted a campus chapter of Active Minds, bringing the student body a new and valuable resource for learning about mental health issues.

College of Integrated Science and Technology website
10/29/2009
Biopsychological Effects of Mental Imagery Studied

There may be new scientific evidence supporting the idea of “mind over matter,” a subject Dr. Ulas Kaplan, a Psychology professor teaching his third year at JMU, explored in a study of mental imagery last semester.

High School (I started early)

The Lantern Literary/Art Magazine
05/01/2009
Busted Up by Monique Smith

An example of page design I created as Editor-in-Chief of the 2009 issue

The Lantern Literary/Art Magazine
05/01/2009
Post Secrets

A spread I designed to showcase select secrets created by students at Albemarle High School. (One of them might be mine.)

The Lantern Literary/Art Magazine
05/01/2009
Editors' letter

An example of simple page design I created for the Table of Contents and Editors' letter pages

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