Greetings. I'm Trey Barrineau, an experienced editor and writer whose work has been featured in USA TODAY, The Atlantic and other publications. I was a MuckRack featured journalist in December 2012.
I'm currently the editor of Door & Window Market magazine, an award-winning B2B publication that covers the residential fenestration industry. I edit and write everything from breaking-news items and first-person blog posts for the Web to 4,000-word, deeply researched features for print. I also manage Door & Window Market's social-media accounts on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram. I joined the magazine in December 2014.
From September 2000 to December 2014, I was a multiplatform editor and writer in USA TODAY's Life section. I composed blog entries and stories, managed the Life website's presentation on mobile and desktop platforms during the evening hours, and created posts for USA TODAY's branded social media accounts on Facebook and Twitter. I also helped copy-edit all of the national newspaper's print products.
During my time at USA TODAY, I was honored multiple times for outstanding headlines, and my articles and blog posts generated more than 10 million pageviews.
Earlier in my career, I was a copy editor/page designer in news and sports at the Citizen-Times in Asheville, N.C. Before that, I spent three years as the sports editor of the Lenoir (N.C.) News-Topic.
Outside of the newsroom, my college football blog, Tigerpundit, launched in 2002, has been called the first one ever in that niche.
Good work, good words
"Trey has led the Life desk's transition to dot-com posting in the past few weeks. Aside from running the show and managing the workload, he has been a patient teacher to those who still need some coaching. ... And despite the extra demands on his attention, he continues to dazzle on the print side." --Kinsey Wilson, former USA TODAY executive editor and currently the New York Times' executive vice president for product and technology, in an e-mail to USA TODAY's staff on Oct. 12, 2007