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FOIA request letter: Any agency

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15 per unit Virtual OK

Are you aware that the public is legally entitled to the full or partial disclosure of hundreds-of-thousands of pages of unreleased information and documents under the federal Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. § 552, also known as FOIA)? As an investigative journalist or researcher, are you already aware of FOIA law but not quite comfortable yet in using it to your advantage? With the way laws are written and bureaucracies are arranged, obtaining these documents can cause serious headaches unless you know exactly what you're doing.

I will write a one-page FOIA request letter that is thorough enough to yield responsive records from any federal, state, or local agency. The turnaround for writing this letter is always within a day or less. Often, it can even be within hours or minutes depending on the scope of the request.

Additional simbi credits will be required for filing via U.S. Mail/FedEx/email, receipt and digital storage/transfer of responsive documents, and followup with agencies.

Also note that, in some instances, money payments will be required (not directed to me but to official agencies) before you can receive significant amounts of documents. If this is the case, I will let you know the exact amount and get your approval before proceeding.

Training & Qualifications


Having worked as a researcher and FOIA request filer for an established consultancy, I've already had the responsibility of directly handling more than 400 federal, state and local public records requests for various clients. I know how to carefully draft and send new FOIA requests, assist in checking on the statuses of existing requests, and maintain email, phone, and traditional mail correspondence to ensure that any and all requests are being sufficiently fulfilled. If needed, I can also write concise appeal letters that cite specific portions of federal and state statutes if an agency's response to a request is demonstrably inadequate (something which happens a lot more often than you'd think!).

Availability & Preferences


Weekdays

Trading Preference: I’m flexible, just hit me up!

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About Chris Bacavis

I'm a teacher, writer, editor, and researcher living in Colorado Springs. Outside of tutoring student writers on a regular basis, I've also worked as a senior research fellow with the Institute for Pu...blic Dialogue, a rabid freelancer partnering with businesses and non-profits, and a consultant filing numerous Freedom of Information Act requests on behalf of investigative reporters. My politically oriented and academic writing has been published on my own blog (blog.chrisbacavis.com), Reformed Libertarian, and Freedom Bunker, while my creative writing has been featured in Empirical Magazine, The Penwood Review, The Dial, and the short story collection Fireside Dreams. I earned my Bachelor's in English, with a Communication minor, from the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs (UCCS). Since then, I've continued to do English/communication tutoring, freelance editing, and research work for more than a dozen business, creative, and education-oriented clients. I also have at least two years of experience in editing written content for self-published authors, specifically nonfiction/journalism, fiction, and short stories. I'm most motivated by opportunities that I know will benefit and shape me in terms of developing relationships, acquiring skills, and building in knowledge. As such, I'm always seeking out new experiences and looking for unique ways in which to fulfill that desire on my part. Simbi has become a wonderful venue in which to carry that out. show more

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