Barbara Hughett
Professional/Personal Overview
  A published author of two books and executive editor of several, I have had wide-ranging experience both as a generalist and specialist. I also do copyediting, research, interviewing, and fact-checking. My experience includes extensive work (writing and editing) in: American history, textbooks, people profiles, health and fitness, special-interest newsletters, political issues, and journalism.
Contact Info
  Barbara Hughett
Chicago, IL 60626

Tel: 773-973-5822  
Work Samples
(The Lincoln Newsletter, 12/1/2001)
Lead article in one issue of a historical publication, The Lincoln Newsletter, a quarterly publication of the Lincoln College Museum. I served as editor of the newsletter for 14 years and wrote many articles. This is just one example.
(Civil War History)
Review of my first book, in a professional journal, Civil War History, published by Kent State University Press
Work Info
Book Author 17 Years
Editor 18 Years
Copy editor, Researcher, Fact-checker, Public speaker 20 Years
Health 7 Years
American history, Americana 21 Years
Books & Literature 20 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
22 Years
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Ferguson Publishing (6-10), Quarason (3-5), Lake Claremont Press (1-2), Charles Scribner's Sons (1-2), (1-2)
Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Lincoln College (11+), Stephen A. Douglas Association (11+), Nightingale-Conant Corporation (3-5)
Computer Skills
Word, Windows XP or VISTA
Digital camera and audio recorder
Provided upon request
Certificate of Excellence, Illinois State Historical Society; Distinguished Service Award, The Civil War Round Table of Chicago; Certificate of Appreciation, Chicago Women in Publishing
Mediabistro, Independent Writers of Chicago, Chicago Women in Publishing, Abraham Lincoln Association
Freelancer Availability
I freelance full-time. I live near Chicago, IL. I am willing to travel anywhere.