The following is a list of community members who illustrate strong commitment to quality and passion for Demand Media Studios. It is with great pride that we award these individuals with a ‘DMS Contributor Award’ plaque as well as a cash prize. Please join us in celebrating the following DMS community members.
Overall Excellence in Writing - $3,000 each
August McLaughlin Devra Gartenstein
Andrea Cespedes Don Amerman
James Highland Glenda Taylor
Gail Cohen Joanne Lewis
Elle Esse Smith Wendy Gould
Kevin Lee Tess Miller
Dacia Rivers Leah James
John Csiszar Barbara Dunlap
Site Specific Award - $2,000 each
August McLaughlin – LIVESTRONG.COM Nutrition
James Highland – eHow Money
Tess Miller – typeF
Glenda Taylor – eHow Home & Garden
Andrea Cespedes – LIVESTRONG.COM
Barbara Dunlap – Content Channels/USAToday.com Travel Tips
This group of veteran copy editors brings considerable experience (an average of 15 years each) to every article they edit. Whether they are guiding new writers as one of our Senior Editors or working with our veteran writers in their areas of expertise, the copy editors below always provide clear and concise feedback that enables writers to produce well-researched and engaging articles.
Excellence in Copyediting –$3000
Suzanne Tarrant Bud Knecht
Adam O’Connor Rodriguez Carolyn Williams
Steven Millioti Mary Kay Linge
Matt Olberding Ward Triplett
Pete Gatlin Sarah Ogle
Suzanne DeRouen Sarah Pike
Having already proven their considerable skills as copy editors within Demand Media Studios, our Copy Chiefs are committed to advancing the skills of their teams and providing the DMS Editorial Team invaluable feedback on our editorial tools and methods. In addition to auditing and reviewing copy editors, our chiefs also help writers with their editorial queries. For their continued excellence in 2010, we are awarding each of our Copy Chiefs $1000.
Thank you to our 12 chiefs: Trevor, Anamary, Jim, Karen, Sherry, Jerri, Steve, Bob, Carolyn, Cathy, Kim and Heather.
These filmmakers are constantly producing informative and entertaining videos that show a high level of skill and a willingness to go above and beyond what is asked of each assignment.
Excellence in Video - $3,000
Christopher Rokosz / Rokosz Media
Members of our titling community are often asked exactly what it is that they do. Our titling community is actually made up of several different roles that work together to craft the titles that become assignments for our writing and filmmaking communities. Their diligence, attention to detail and precision are the first step in shaping the articles and videos produced. We’d like to thank and recognize the following members of the Titling Community for their excellence.
Excellence in Titling – $3,000 each
Hayley Harrison Joni Moskovitz
Erik Steel Kim Kirsch
Misha Safranski Tasha Swearingen
Stephanie Hoyt Dawn Werner
With varied backgrounds and perspectives, these members of the Blog Distribution Network use their expertise and passion to produce posts, videos and articles that continually delight and inform their audiences us.
Excellence in Blogging –$1,000 each
Jody Devere – Ask Patty
With a strong voice, daily posts and a commitment to follow the auto world for everywoman, Ask Patty is a blog we count on for straightforward and helpful auto advice and news for everyday folks. (Secret: it's not just for women, either!)
Charlotte Andersen - The Great Fitness Experiment
The best blogs make you feel as though you're in the blogger's own skin while you journey through a topic. Charlotte Andersen makes her fitness journey real with a palpable sense of trials and triumphs, all in the context of a bigger discussion about fitness. Fitting photos, a sense of humor and a supporting cast of gym buddies and family make this one of our favorites.
Matt Loede - 49ers Gab
Obsessiveness may not be a valued quality in family members or friends, but it's a hell of an attribute in a football blogger. 49ers Gab takes a relentlessly close view of the Niners on the field, off the field, and even during the off-season.
Cindy Lee Bergersen - Decoding Decor
A professional interior designer, Cindy Lee Bergersen writes with a “gameplan” style in most of her posts. When she’s not writing practical articles, she takes a bookish approach to design and dives into home design theory and history. A great read no matter what the topic, and always has engaging headlines that catch our eye among the hundreds of others we see every day.