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B. Ann Bell

P.O. Box 720522 · San Jose, CA 95172 · 408-629-4407 · email


  • In-depth experience at multiple levels of the publishing process.
  • Ability to write quality copy.
  • Excellent research and fact-checking skills.


01/01 - present Editor/Publisher - Canter Magazine, San Jose, CA
  • Conceived and launched a quarterly magazine for equestrians.
  • Established production schedule and editorial calendar.
  • Reviewed freelance submissions and edited articles for style, grammar, and consistency.
  • Wrote feature-length articles, reviews, and news briefs.

9/96 - 12/96

Editor-in-Chief - Access Magazine, San Jose, CA
  • Supervised a staff of 11 editors and production people for the award-winning Spring 1997 issue.
  • Established a production schedule, led staff meetings, and made final editorial decisions.

5/96 - 8/96

Editorial Intern - Air & Space/Smithsonian, Washington D.C.
  • Performed copy editing and content editing tasks.
  • Assisted with page layout.
  • Performed fact checking for several feature-length articles.
  • Researched archived photography and performed writer correspondence.
  • Wrote a department feature and several shorts for publication in the magazine.

1/96 - present

Freelance Writer
  • Researched and wrote several short articles for Air & Space/Smithsonian.
  • Researched and wrote feature-length articles for Metro Newspapers.

1/96 - 5/96

Staff Writer - Spartan Daily, San Jose, CA
  • Completed 52 articles for publication in a daily newspaper.
  • Wrote features, news stories, editorials, obituaries, reviews, and event listings.

6/95 - 8/95

Editorial Intern - Metro Newspapers, San Jose, CA
  • Wrote movie reviews and event listings.
  • Assisted with basic editorial tasks.

7/94 - 12/97

Communications Manager - Chicago Title, San Francisco Bay Area
  • Edited and published two print newsletters for distribution to company employees.
  • Wrote marketing materials.

  • Bachelor of Science, Magna Cum Laude, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA. Major: Magazine Journalism, Minor: Communications.
  • Associate in Arts, Butte College, Oroville, CA. Major: Communications Arts and Technology.


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