Career Panel for English Students
Sponsored by Independent Writers of Chicago
Thursday, October 23, Arts & Letters Hall 314, 6:15-7:15 PM
Please come hear two members of the Independent Writers of Chicago discuss how they make a living as writers in the city. Prof. Chris Green will also discuss the English Department’s internship program. Snacks and drinks will be served!
Brandon Campbell grew up in the south suburbs of Chicago and he’s earned two journalism degrees – a bachelor’s from Eastern Illinois University and a master’s from Columbia College Chicago. Brandon has worked as non-fiction freelance writer and editor for more than a decade. Covering everything from politics, music, videogames, and real estate to labor issues and protests, Brandon has worked as a print and broadcast reporter for numerous websites, magazines and radio stations.
Ellen Krupp has been freelancing as a writer and editor for more than 30 years. She earned a B. A. in English from the University of Tulsa, and her first writing job was creating training programs for nurses. Over the years her experience has grown to include writing video scripts, speeches, print materials and web content primarily for corporate clients—basically, any project that pays actual money. She loves the variety that comes with freelancing and has learned to accept the challenges of what sometimes seems like fulltime job hunting.