Joe Bousquin, Freelance Writer
Professional/Personal Overview
  A solid writer with 12+ years of journalism experience, I've worked at the Wall Street Journal and My work has appeared in Men's Journal, the New York Observer, Kiplinger's Personal Finance and other publications. Specialties include home writing, the construction industry and adventure journalism.

Home: With a great eye for the details that make a house unique, I tell the stories behind a homeowner's dreams. Titles include Log Home Living, Log Home Design and Country's Best Log Homes.

Trade Journals: I write smart articles targeted at executives in the construction, real estate and development industries. Titles include several Hanley Wood publications.

Adventure Journalism: An avid kayaker and hiker, I relish opportunities to write about our connection to the planet. I've written for Men's Journal, New Zealand Adventure, and

Need a solid story? Email me at or call 916-248-5692.
Contact Info
  Joe Bousquin, Freelance Writer
Sacramento, CA 

Tel: (916)663-4978  
Work Samples
My resume in a Word document. Please feel free to forward it to any interested colleagues.
(Log Home Living, Timber Home Living, 8/8/2005)
Be inspired by the lifelong dreams behind these homes, from a photo carried through the Vietnam War to a remembrance of the Chippewa on the shores of Lake Superior.
(Various Hanley Wood Publications, 8/7/2005)
The ins-and-outs of tax credits, expanding your lumberyard and showcasing showrooms in the building and housing industries.
(Various, 5/31/2005)
A selection of hair-raising -- and often inspiring -- tales of adventure from around the globe.
(Various, 5/31/2005)
Everything from the economic effects of a nudist convention in Georgia (The Wall Street Journal) to the first-hand horror of Sept. 11 ( to a guide on investing in biotech mutual funds (Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine).
(, 1/6/2005)
When a group of California kayakers tackled the relentless canyon of the Clavey River, they got all the whitewater they wanted, and more.
(, 11/29/2004)
Get lost in this account of a roll-your-own backpacking adventure through the splendor of Yosemite.
( and, 10/22/2004)
A roadmap for those who have an adventure itch, but haven't quite figured out how to scratch it.
(, 8/26/2004)
An in-depth look at the increasing popularity -- and economic viability -- of artificial urban whitewater courses.
(, 7/14/2004)
A guide to the perfect kayaking get-away, California style.
(, 6/28/2004)
Trying on one of the most original pieces of paddling garb to hit the market in years. Gear review.
(, 5/11/2004)
A peek at one of the more revealing life-jackets in the water. Gear review.
(, 2/16/2004)
A harrowing tale of survival on California's super-steep Kimshew Creek.
(, 2/1/2004)
A look at the coziness of this full-body drysuit, from the inside out. Gear review.
Work Info
Editor 5 Years
Reporter 12 Years
Writer 11 Years
Home & Garden 2 Years
Business (general) 8 Years
Outdoors 11 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
12 Years
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Log Home Living (6-10), ProSales (6-10), Men's Journal (1-2)
Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
WinterXBike, Inc. (3-5), Comerica Bank (1-2), Hanley Wood (1-2)
Other Work History
Senior Writer,, 1998-2001

Staff Writer, The Wall Street Journal, 1998

Staff Writer, The Lima (Ohio) News, 1997

Staff Writer, The Charlottesville (Va.) Observer, 1995-97
Computer Skills
Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PhotoShop, Quark XPress (Mac), HTML, Windows
HP Pavilion zv6000 Notebook Computer
Canon AE-1 35mm camera
Digital voice recorder
Foreign Language Skills
German, fluent
Work Permits & Visas
Dave Kansas
Former Editor-in-Chief,

Ken Gepfert
Page One Editor, The Wall Street Journal Europe

Sig Gissler
Associate Professor and Pulitzer Prize Administrator, Columbia University

Additional references available upon request.
Second Place, Sports Feature Writing, Virginia Press Association, 1995.

Third Place, News Feature Writing, Virginia Press Association, 1995.
Society of Professional Journalists
MediaBistro Avant Guild Member
American Whitewater Member, Supporter and Contributing Writer

Columbia University, New York.

· M.S., Journalism, with Honors, May 1998.

University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

· B.A., German and English, Minor in Astronomy, May 1994.
· GPA: German, 3.78, English, 3.75, Cumulative, 3.45. Dean's list four semesters.

Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program, Washington, D.C.

· Exchange student to Germany during senior year of high school. Fluent in German.

In addition to my master's degree in journalism from Columbia University, I hold a valid California Single Subject Teaching Credential in English, have taught high school and am familiar with education topics and issues, including the controversy over mandating state standards.
Freelancer Availability
I freelance full-time. I live near Sacramento, CA. I am willing to travel regionally. I have a driver's license. I have access to a car.