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Aimee Ortiz

Journalist/Blogger/Editor

Boston, MA

Aimee Ortiz

It's ironic that when asked to describe myself, I find that I'm at a loss for words. However, what I can tell you is why I write. I write to help people, to tell a story, to record history. I write to give people a whole body experience. I want my readers to taste the adjectives, feel the verbs, and touch the nouns. I want to have people's stories leave such an impression that they spark a change. And I do this in the hopes that, one day, it'll make the world a slightly better place.

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Wearable tech: How three designers weave technology into fashion

These three designers have created novel ways to incorporate the ever-changing world of technology into the fast-paced world of fashion. Their clothes make music, change shape, and monitor your heart.
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Edward Gorey: writer, artist, and a most puzzling man (+video)

Edward Gorey was a man of contradictions. He inspired marginalized groups with his illustrations and words. Yet, for all his dark humor, Gorey’s quirks were simultaneously normal and baffling.
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Racist Google ads? New study links names to negative ads.

A Harvard University professor's new study finds that Google ads might have a racial bias. What does it mean for Google users?
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BlackBerry: Re-named and re-designed, but can BB10 save the company? (+video)

BlackBerry 10 has finally arrived and with it came a bundle of surprises.
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Alternative textbook options continue to gain popularity | USA TODAY College

January signals the beginning of a new year and, for college students, it signals a brand new semester chock full of new classes. The spring semester is just starting up and with it come the usual start-up costs: groceries, clothing and the dreaded books list. Each year, students spend hundreds on their books, some of which are not even fully utilized, for their classes.
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Meet the Brewer: Andrew Robson, Lord Nelson Brewery

 From grains to bottling, the Lord Nelson’s Andrew Robson keeps the barrels turning on their famous ales.
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Hero of the Titanic

The grandson of a Titanic survivor visits Sydney to share his story .
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You know Saul Bass, even if you've never heard of him

Saul Bass had a huge role in modern design. Today's Google doodle pays homage to some of his work, but it only scratches the surface. The man, who would have turned 93 on Wednesday, created some of Hollywood's most iconic opening credits and corporate America's most recognizable logos.
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Has Facebook figured out smart phones? Wall Street thinks so.

Facebook announced a $219 million quarterly profit. What has the social network done right?
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Nearly 2,000 Netflix movies to disappear overnight

Almost 2,000 Netflix movies to disappear as contracts expire and new additions roll in. Just what is Netflix doing?
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Ella Fitzgerald: From runaway pauper to Queen of Jazz

Ella Fitzgerald would have turned 96 today, Google has honored her with her own doodle.
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Reddit slammed by massive online attack

Reddit, the 'front page of the Internet,' is under a heavy distributed denial-of-service attack today.
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About

Aimee Ortiz

I was born in raised in Hudson County, NJ (Union City to be exact). Having grown up all my life outside of NYC, I love the rush of a city. The movement, the people, the rhythm – it tells a story, and if you just look closely, you can see it. That's how I knew I wanted to start writing...at age 10. Fast forward 12 years and I've found my calling – journalism.

To me, being a journalist means being a civil servant. It means telling people's stories, recording history accurately, and ensuring that those in power are held responsible. That's the power behind words, behind publishing, behind journalism.

With roughly three years of experience, I'm looking to continue moving forward in the industry – utilizing all of my abilities to tell your story.

My name's Aimee, let's chat.

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Skills

  • Digital Photography
  • Editing
  • Photoshop
  • Aperture
  • Hootsuite
  • Social Media
  • News Writing
  • Online Journalism
  • Feature Articles
  • Copyediting
  • Fluent Spanish (Native)
  • Microsoft Office
  • Data Mining
  • Performance Reviews