Resume

BARBARA MATSON

59 Willow St.
Dedham, MA 02026
781.492.7692
barbaramatson@usa.net
barbaramatson.com
  • 10+ years experience in print and digital communications: writing, editing, research
  • 15 years at the Boston Globe
  • worked at Newsday, the Hartford Courant, the Asbury Park Press, the Trenton Times
  • experience writing for academic and nonprofit groups; created crisis management plan for private school
  • spent two years as researcher/writer in freshwater ecology

Experience

Copy editor, The Boston Globe, 2013-2015
Freelance writer, 1986-present.
Experienced feature and profile writer. Expertise in sports, particularly women in sports, hockey, and golf, with articles published in the Boston Globe, the Boston Globe Magazine, Harvard Magazine, the Washington Post, Reuters, the Harvard Education Report, Golf Magazine, Family Circle, Cricket. Researched and wrote articles on health programs at Connecticut children’s hospital, thyroid disease in a professional golfer, phonics and whole language. Created web site on WordPress.
Writer, Copy Editor, The Boston Globe, 1996-2009.
Wrote about more than 40 professional and collegiate sports for the daily and Sunday newspapers, as well as boston.com, including Bruins, Celtics, Red Sox, Patriots, the Boston Marathon, Ryder Cup, and the Head of the Charles. Blogged live events, including Red Sox and Bruins games. Contributed articles to travel, education, and living sections. Edited stories for style and content, wrote headlines and captions, and worked in collaboration with group of editors on tight deadlines to prepare stories for print. Posted stories to web site.
Reporter, Newsday, 1989-1990.
Covered the New York Rangers hockey team for the sixth largest paper in the nation; hired mid-season. Covered the US Open and Forest Hills tennis tournaments.

Education

Harvard University
Bachelor of Arts in Biology

  • ecology and evolutionary biology, particularly man’s effect on the environment
  • varsity field hockey, varsity lacrosse
  • helped form women’s athletic association

Activities and achievements

  • writing tutor, Jeremiah Burke School.
  • Intermediate Web Design, Boston Museum School
  • managed multiple projects for Harvard Radcliffe Reunion Committee, including web site. 
  • New York Daily News Grand Prize Photography Award
  • award-winning painter
  • clips at barbaramatson.com and barbaramatson.pressfolios.com