Sara K. Lyle
20 Hume Hall #343 | Gainesville, Florida 32612-2001
(352) 846-9763 |

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Obtain an internship to further develop my writing, organization, or layout skills.

I will be an asset to your publication because I am a motivated worker, a quick learner, and a personable employee.

I enthusiastically tackle challenging assignments. I currently write for a national magazine, Student Leader, as well as several statewide publications. I have drafted, designed, and distributed a state institution’s international newsletter. As a rookie newspaper intern, I covered more than 30 stories and always met deadline.

In addition, I can operate numerous word processing, publishing, data base, and spreadsheet programs as well as various on-line devices.

May 1997 - Present
Editorial/Public Relations Assistant
Oxendine Publishing, Co. (

Write full-length articles and briefs for each of Oxendine's four publications -- Student Leader, Florida Leader, Florida Leader for High School Students, and Careers & Majors. Edit and revise magazine and book copy.

Draft and design press releases for both Oxendine and the Florida Magazine Association. Make follow-up calls and cultivate media contacts. Research current media trends for future public relations efforts.

Update desktop publishing projects, including "Florida College Student of the Year Award" advertisements and Florida Leader's "Best of Florida Schools" publicity.

Aug. 1996 - May 1997
Newsletter Editor, Promotions/Advertising Assistant
University Press of Florida (

Wrote copy, designed layout, took photographs, and organized distribution for ShoreLines, the Press’s first, international newsletter.

Arranged book signings and on-line promotions. Did World Wide Web marketing research, compiled press kits, and wrote press releases.

Reserved print advertising and arranged copy. Kept production and payment of ads on schedule.

May - Aug. 96
Editorial Department Intern
Fort Pierce/Port St. Lucie Tribune
(30,000+ paid circulation)

Wrote 32 byline stories (including six front page), that ranged in topic from local government dealings and sheriff department breakthroughs to sportsman season catches and noteworthy obituaries.

Composed numerous briefs, compiled information in tables, charts, and lists for three tabloids, assigned photographers for various stories, and transcribed courtroom tapes.

Current cumulative g.p.a. - 3.91

College of Journalism and Communications,
University of Florida, 1996 - Present

Honors Program,
University of Florida, 1995 - Present

Indian River Community College, 1993 - 1995

Great Honors,
Westwood High School, 1991 - 1995

President, Florida Magazine Student Association, 1997 - present
Publicity Chair, Golden Key National Honor Society, 1997 - present
Resident Assistant, UF Division of Housing, 1997 - present
Secretary and Web Site Committee Chair, FMSA, 1996 - 1997
Stringer, The Independent Florida Alligator, 1996 - 1997
Volunteer, Habitat for Humanity, Inc., 1997

Anderson Scholar, 1997
Governor R.H. Gore Scholarship, 1997
Golden Key National Honor Society, 1997 - present
Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society, 1996 - present
Wentworth Foundation Scholarship, 1996
Florida Undergraduate Scholarship, 1995 - present
UF’s Women’s Intramural Golf Champion, 1995 & 1996

I am knowledgeable about Microsoft Word 6.0; Microsoft Works 5.0; Word Perfect 5.0, 5.1, and 6.0; Aldus Pagemaker 5.0 and 6.0; Adobe Photoshop; Scantastic; HyperCard; HyperStudio; HTML 3.2; Netscape; Microsoft Explorer; Prodigy; Telnet; Microsoft Access; and Excel.

Kay Quinn, Managing Editor
Oxendine Publishing
PO Box 14081
Gainesville, Florida 32604-2081
(352) 373-6907

Meg Varley, Sales Manager
University Press of Florida
15 NW 15th Street
Gainesville, Florida 32611
(352) 392-1352, ext. 21

Cheryl Smith, City Editor
The Tribune
600 Edwards Road
Fort Pierce, Florida 34982
(561) 461-2054 ext. 175

Kristi Sikora-Blakenship, Residence Director
Hume Hall, University Housing Office
Gainesville, Florida 32612-1900
(352) 392-9091

Dr. John Griffith, Editing Professor
University of Florida
College of Journalism and Communications
Gainesville, FL 32612
(352) 392-0500

Tana Silva, Reporting Instructor
University of Florida
725 NW 3rd Street
Gainesville, FL 32601
(352) 392-1502 (work)

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Sara Lyle
20 Hume Hall #343
Gainesville, FL 32612-2001