R. Scott Helmchen
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Northwest Herald
Crystal Lake
United States
What best describes you.
Designer, Illustrator, Manager, Award-winning journalist with more than 20 years of experience with print tabloid and broadsheet publications, including design, planning and editing of daily and weekly publications, including entertainment magazine and monthly fashion and home magazines.

I also have an award-winning background in tabloid and broadsheet graphic design, including illustrations, headline typography and page layout.

Current position
* Features Editor at Northwest Herald

Past positions
* Assistant Features Editor at Northwest Herald
* Entertainment Editor at Northwest Herald
* Copy Editor at Northwest Herald
* Community Editor at Genoa-Kingston_Kirkland News
* Reporter/Photographer at Sycamore News

Honors and Awards

Peter Lisagor Award for Design finalist, 2009
Illinois Press Association, second place, single page design, 2008
Associated Press, Arts/Entertainment section design, 2008 (first place)
Northern Illinois Newspaper Association, Arts/Entertainment section design, 2007 (second place)
Illinois Press Association, Single Page Design, 2003 (second place)
Illinois Press Association, Lifestyle section design, 2003 (second place)
Associated Press, Entertainment Section design, 2000, 2001 (second place); 2003 (third place)
Illinois Associated Press, Family/Lifestyle section, 1997
Illinois Press Association, Headline Writing, Second Place, 1995

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At 9:10 on June 30, 2010, mahesh said…
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At 18:41 on January 26, 2010, Emrah Erman said…
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At 16:33 on May 8, 2009, Casey Rogers said…
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