Jen Chase
 
Professional/Personal Overview
  Wherever you read it, good writing resonates. From Bertolli to Breville, print to PBS, e-commerce campaigns to features that invite hunger, thirst and smiles, my cross-genre background guides my gut about what makes quality content.

My expertise? Food and lifestyle. But my 400+ regional and national clips span education, psychology and travel, and include b2b and ghost-written content; RFPs; news, and profiles. Clients and editors praise my work's wit and lyricism (...and my super-quick turnaround when they're in a bind). I'm curious and empathic, and from the corporate to the creative I deliver in clients' voice of choice because I listen and take direction well.

Consider me for your next project. I craft come-hither content that keeps people reading-buying-wanting more of what you've got.

• I have offices in Las Vegas and Boston.
Work Info
 
Expertise
Content Editor (online) 8 Years
Copywriter 6 Years
Writer 15 Years
Specialty
Food 9 Years
Arts & Humanities 15 Years
Education 15 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
15 Years
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
District Administration magazine (11+), Vegas Seven + Vegas/Rated magazines (6-10), Forbes Travel Guide (1-2)
Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Parmesan.com (11+), Story Worldwide (11+), Tippingpoint Labs (11+)
Other Work History
Principal, Eat•Meets•Ink, LLC
Content consultancy for food and lifestyle clients
2006-Present

Executive Editor, qsrbuzz.com, online magazine
Kandessa Publications (Boston, Mass.)
2008-2011

Culinary Director, national cooking show
PBS' "Ciao Italia" (national, Italy)
2003-2008

Food, Education Writer; Copyeditor, weekly newspaper
South End News (Boston, Mass.)
2003-2005

Features Department Co-op, daily newspaper
The Patriot Ledger (Quincy, Mass.)
2003-2004

Communications Specialist, international broadcaster
Radio Free Asia (Washington, D.C.)
1999-2002

Staff Writer, weekly newspaper
The Chronicle (Dartmouth, Mass.)
1997-1999
Computer Skills
Apple/Windows operating systems
Technical Skills
Editing: AP Stylebook and NY Times Manual of Style and Usage

Cooking: Former culinary director for PBS' "Ciao Italia," television's longest-running cooking show

Performance: On-camera cooking experience before audience of 1.7 million viewers

Photography: Food stills
Equipment
iMac (27 inch)
MacBook Air
iPhone 4G with sound recording
Adobe Photoshop/In Design
Foreign Language Skills
Below-average conversational Spanish and average Spanish comprehension.

References
Upon request.
Associations
Society of Professional Journalists
SlowFood USA
MediaBistro's AvantGuild
Other
Education

2004, MA, Print & Multimedia Journalism
Emerson College, Boston, Mass.

1997, BA, Theatre Dramatic/Literature
Wheaton College, Norton, Mass.

An extra about what makes me tick:

My sister is developmentally delayed and has autism and Epilepsy. I truly believe she has taught me patience and humility, and she's given me an understanding of people I might not have otherwise possessed. Those attributes help me to be a more mindful person, and a better writer, communicator and employee.

Need me immediately? Ring me at 508.982.4765. Thanks.
Freelancer Availability
I freelance full-time. I live near Las Vegas, NV. I am willing to travel anywhere. I have a driver's license. I have access to a car.
Work Samples
 
Food Writing-PRINT  
(Vegas Seven magazine, 11/8/2012)
Vegas Seven is an innovative weekly online and print pub about Las Vegas life, featuring well-written content about news, nightlife, sports, style, the arts, and everything in between. This piece features a local purveyor of fine French fries in downtown Las Vegas.
Valle D'Aosta: An Alpine Treasure to Seduce an Epicurean Heart
(Cheese Connoisseur, 3/10/2009)
This feature was a firsthand, narrative tour of Italy's Aosta Valle and its finest export: Fontina. I was part of the first press tour to the region in an effort to bring cheesemakers' stories to American readership.
News, Profiles-PRINT/WEB  
(New England Psychologist, 1/1/2012)
This piece features the rise in difficulty for eating disorder patients to have some of their services covered by insurance.
(New England Psychologist, 9/19/2011)
A report of the rise in teen dating violence, and what some New England organizations are doing to combat it.
Food Copywriting, Design-PRINT  
(1/1/2012)
Kane's Donuts in Saugus, Mass., is a 55-year-old family-run donut shop making artisanal products, daily. Since 2007 the shop has been consistently ranked by national media on various "top-10 donut shop lists" across the country. I create web-based and print collateral for the company including newsl
Food Copywriting-WEB  
(Breville, For Tippingpoint Labs)
This piece first appeared on Breville.com's food-centric site "FoodThinkers," for which I was hired to write and edit daily culinary blog posts featuring Breville products. Always looking for ways to help Breville users maximize their time, this piece showed readers how to doubly stretch their veggi
(Breville, For Tippingpoint Labs)
This piece first appeared on Breville.com's food-centric site "FoodThinkers," for which I was hired to write and edit daily culinary blog posts featuring Breville products. It was about the benefits of day-old bread, and why it should never, ever be tossed....
(Breville, For Tippingpoint Labs)
This piece first appeared on Breville.com's food-centric site "FoodThinkers," for which I was hired to write and edit daily culinary blog posts featuring Breville products. This lighthearted blip featured the benefit of making your own mixers using a Breville juicer.
Television Clips  
(PBS' Ciao Italia, 6/8/2007)
Making panini with host Mary Ann Esposito on PBS' "Ciao Italia," television's longest running cooking show. Typically one of the behind-the-scenes culinary directors, on this day I was in front of the camera helping Mary Ann make my versions of a favored Italian sandwich.
(PBS' Ciao Italia)
Making panini with host Mary Ann Esposito on PBS' "Ciao Italia," television's longest running cooking show. Typically one of the behind-the-scenes culinary directors, on this day I was in front of the camera helping Mary Ann make my versions of a favored Italian sandwich. This is the second of two c
Lifestyle  
(Vegas Seven magazine, 10/4/2012)
Vegas Seven is an innovative weekly online and print pub about Las Vegas life, featuring well-written content about news, nightlife, sports, style, the arts, and everything in between. This blurb features a little-black-dress-of-an-apron that's pretty enough to last from a dinner party's prep to
(JackColton.com, 10/4/2012)
JackColton.com is one of the most popularly referenced (and visited) websites for tourists and locals who are planning their Las Vegas nightlife experience. The site marries independently resourced info with edgy writing to provide honest, independent reviews of establishments on and around the Las