Freelance Writer & Editor

Susan Ladika's Resume.

Writer & Editor - Tampa, Florida

October 2001-Present

  • Freelance writer for a wide range of websites, magazines and newspapers. My work has appeared in such publications as,, Science, Town & Country, AAA World, American Archaeology,, Yahoo, Fox Business, Workforce, International Educator and scores of other publications.
  • Edited books and other projects for international institutions such as the World Bank.
  • Worked part time for The Associated Press and spent 1 ½ years as a part-time copy editor at The St. Petersburg Times (now Tampa Bay Times).
Writer & Editor - Vienna, Austria

May 1995-October 2001

  • Worked part time for The Associated Press, writing articles and editing copy produced by non-native English speakers in bureaus throughout Central and Eastern Europe.
  • Freelanced for wide variety of publications, including The Wall Street Journal-Europe, U.S. News & World Report, The Economist, USA Today, The Chicago Tribune, and many others.
  • Worked as field producer for “Secrets of the Sequence,” which aired on PBS, about a new DNA identification project in Bosnia.
  • Wrote a chapter on European job creation for the book “Europe in the New Century,” backed by the European Union.
  • Edited several books and book chapters written by non-native English speakers for academic institutions.
Reporter - Budapest, Hungary

October 1994-May 1995

  • Reporter for The Budapest Sun, an English-language newspaper. Focused on business and real estate.
Bureau Chief/Editor - Tampa, Florida

October 1986-October 1994

  • Bureau chief at The Tampa Tribune from 1990 to 1994. Responsible for supervising reporters and photographers and overseeing all aspects of production of daily regional section of the paper. From 1986 to 1990, held various editing positions.
Copy Editor - Asheville, North Carolina

June 1985-September 1986

  • Copy editor for The Asheville Citizen.
Reporter/Copy Editor - Panama City, Florida

March 1982-June 1985

  • Began journalism career as reporter and editor for The Panama City News-Herald.
Northwestern University
Evanston, Illinois

September 1978-March 1982

  • Graduated with bachelor’s of science degree in journalism.

  • Received two awards for my work for International Educator – an Apex Award for Publication Excellence in 2013 for an article on college students assisting refugees around the globe, and a 2009 Association Media & Publishing Excel Award for an article on study abroad.
  • Part of a team from Workforce that was a 2013 Neal Award finalist.
  • Received a fellowship from the German Marshall Fund of the United States in 1993 to study the economies of European Union countries. Based in Brussels, Belgium, and traveled extensively in Western Europe.