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Jane Fullerton Lemons

Freelance Writer and Content Developer

Jane Fullerton Lemons

Writing for and about People, Places and Things
Northern Virginia
Washington, D.C.
Cortona, Italy

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Proposed budget boosts election spending: Prince William officials aim to fix issues that led to long lines, voter complaints

The proposed Prince William County budget would significantly increase spending for the Office of Elections by nearly $800,000, targeting issues that led to voter complaints in 2018 just in time for the 2020 presidential primary.
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Plastic Pollution

Plastic waste is clogging landfills, sullying cityscapes, fouling oceans with massive debris fields and killing sea creatures that ingest everything from discarded fishing equipment to disposable food containers. The problem has become so acute that plastic could outweigh ocean fish by 2050. The crisis threatens not only wildlife but also human health, as plastic breaks down into microscopic pieces that enter the global food chain.
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Flory Center closure leaves void in small business development services in Prince William County

The longtime head of the Flory Small Business Center is retiring Dec. 31, leaving Prince William County residents without small business development services for the first time in nearly 30 years. Linda Decker, the center’s CEO and president, is stepping down after deep disagreements with Prince William County officials about the future of the small business center she has headed since it opened in 1991.
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World War II ‘flying fortress’ visits the Manassas airport

Four 1,200-horsepower radial engines slowly revved up, spewing clouds of gray smoke when the propellers began to rotate, as the massive B-17 bomber prepared for takeoff Thursday at the Manassas Regional Airport.
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The Fight Over Net Neutrality

Advocates of an unfettered internet are fighting to restore Obama-era regulations requiring Comcast, Verizon, AT&T and other internet service providers (ISPs) to treat all internet traffic equally in terms of speed, access and cost. The so-called net neutrality rules, instituted in 2015 when Democrats controlled the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), were repealed in December 2017 after Republicans regained control of the agency.
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Non-Profits Celebrated for Giving Back to the Community

The crowd on hand to honor this year’s winners of the Prince William Living “Giving Back Award” represented the best local nonprofit organizations working to improve the quality of life in their communities. Three organizations, with a common mission of serving those in need, were recognized during the event.
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Opioids are a ‘huge’ problem in Prince William: Resources and training are available to combat the epidemic

The somber message from everyone involved with the drug epidemic resonated clearly: Opioid addiction continues to be a growing problem in the Prince William County area that cuts across all demographic distinctions, costing lives and wreaking havoc in its wake. More than 80 people gathered Nov. 17 at the Manassas Park Community Center to assess the scope of the current opioid crisis as well as ways to combat it.
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Ratified Title Brings Personal Service and Convenient Closings to the Settlement Table

When you’re making what’s likely to be the biggest financial transaction of your life — buying a house — you want someone on your side to make sure the i’s are dotted and the t’s are crossed. “We treat each transaction as if it were our own home we are closing on,” explained John Wood, Ratified Title’s owner and settlement officer.
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How a citizens’ group could end gerrymandering in Virginia

Brian Cannon has put more than 23,000 miles on his tan Tacoma pickup truck traveling around most of Virginia’s 99 counties, preaching the gospel of redistricting reform. It’s not the kind of headline-grabbing topic that naturally lends itself to the level of grassroots engagement needed to foment political change.
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Future of Marriage

Americans, especially young adults, are less likely than ever to see marriage as essential for a happy, fulfilled life. Women's increasing economic and social independence and the country's growing tolerance for nontraditional lifestyles have led many young people to rank matrimony behind such goals as an advanced degree or better job.
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How To Recruit Top Talent And Boost Employee Engagement: Learn 7 Strategies From a Recruiting Master

In a competitive and evolving business climate, the best organizations constantly seek ways to recruit and retain the kind of employees that give them a successful edge. But if you don’t have the resources of Apple or Google at your disposal, how can your company adapt their strategies so you can win the war for talent?
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Cortona on the Move: IMAGEnations

The annual Cortona on the Move international photography festival, which opened July 13 and continues through October 1, features hundreds of images of the people and issues that define cultures around the globe, aimed at generating both reflection and debate.
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About

Jane Fullerton Lemons

I'm an enterprising journalist with more than 20 years of experience who provides a full range of content development and marketing services.

Those services include: blogs, articles, press releases, eBooks, white papers, copywriting, ghostwriting, and editing. My clients range from businesses to publications to authors.

I've cultivated a resourceful and inquisitive writing and storytelling style. I also have a knack for seeing connections between people and issues, then conveying that information in a compelling way.

My strengths include:
• Versatile writing and reporting skills, with the ability to translate complex topics into concise, understandable content.
• Excellent writing, editing, and proofreading skills.
• Strong communication, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills.
• Self-motivation, with the ability to work independently or as part of a team.
• Willingness to adapt to change and adopt new skills.

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Skills

  • blog writing
  • content strategy
  • ghostwriting
  • content development
  • copywriting
  • copyediting
  • reporting
  • researching
  • storytelling
  • journalism
  • proofreading