Greetings. I'm Trey Barrineau, an experienced editor and writer in the Washington, D.C., area whose work has appeared in USA TODAY and elsewhere.
I'm a research editor with the Institute for Justice (IJ), a nonprofit, public interest law firm whose mission is "to end widespread abuses of government power and secure the constitutional rights that allow all Americans to pursue their dreams." I joined IJ in August 2023.
From August 2018 to August 2023, I was the managing editor of publications for NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association. I oversaw all aspects of production for Development magazine, and I also wrote articles and blog posts as needed. Additionally, I helped edit the association's research projects.
During my time there, Development won 22 national and regional awards for editorial excellence, and in 2021, the publication was a finalist for Magazine of the Year in the American Society of Business Publication Editors' Azbee Awards of Excellence.
From December 2014 to August 2018, I was an editor with Key Media & Research. I wrote and edited a wide range of content as the editor of Door and Window Market (DWM) magazine, curated and produced a daily e-mail newsletter for industry stakeholders, managed the publication's social media accounts, and made frequent appearances in video newscasts.
While there, I won six national and regional awards for my reporting, and Slate praised the magazine in a November 2016 article about trade publications.
From September 2000 to December 2014, I was a multiplatform editor 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 a wide range of print products, from the iconic national daily newspaper to specialty publications.
During my time at USA TODAY, I was honored multiple times for outstanding headlines.
Outside of the newsroom, my college football blog, Tigerpundit, launched in 2002 and published irregularly since then, has been called the first one ever in that niche.
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