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  Elizabeth Voss
Professional/Personal Overview
  A well-published freelance writer specializing in business, health, fine arts, profiles and human interest features. Particularly skilled at writing very human stories that make readers care about the subject.
Work Info
Reporter 7 Years
Writer 27 Years
Arts & Humanities 4 Years
Health 11 Years
Lifestyle 27 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
27 Years
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Associated Content (11+), Crain Communications, Inc. (11+), Oakland Press newspaper (11+), Signature Media (6-10), Cerebral Palsy Magazine (6-10), Associated Content (3-5), LiveStrong.com (1-2), Metro Parent (1-2)
Other Work History
Pioneer Press Newspapers, Chicago, staff reporter, 5 years
Des Plaines Publishing newspapers, staff reporter, 2 years
Computer Skills
Microsoft Office, Windows XP
Technical Skills
digital photography

Asus Laptop Computer
All-in-One Printer-Scanner-Copier, digital Kodak camera
Michelle Darwish, former editor of Crain's DetroitMakeItHere.com, michellelynnwelsh@gmail.com; Rick Kessler, health and youth editor, Oakland Press, 248-745-4779
Awards from National Newspaper Association, Suburban Newspapers of America and Northern Illinois Newspaper Association.
Avant Guild, Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, Detroit Ink Slingers
B.S. in journalism from University of Illinois
Freelancer Availability
I freelance full-time. I live near New York, NY. I am willing to travel anywhere. I have a driver's license.
Work Samples
(Associated Content, 2/23/2010)
Depression affects as many as 18 percent of college students, and universities are challenged to meet their mental health needs, according to the Depression Center at the University of Michigan.
(Associated Content, 2/17/2010)
Safety concerns about the H1N1 vaccine are stopping some parents from getting their children immunized against the virulent strain of influenza, according to a new survey for the University of Michigan's C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, Ann Arbor.
(Cerebral Palsy Magazine, 3/1/2008)
Living with hemiplegic cerebral palsy, Laura Gable, 42, accepted she'd always walk with a limp. but she was bitterly disappointed when middle age brought soreness and stiffness in her left arm and torso, and a loss of fine motor control in her left hand.
(Vital, 9/1/2007)
A story about the vaccinations cats and dogs need to stay healthy.
Human interest  
(Oakland Press, 1/17/2007)
When David Stormzand signed up for Americorps, he wanted a little adventure and a new experience before starting college. He didn’t realize it would change his life.
(Senior Planet, 10/1/2012)
When Alice Matzkin was 55, she did what a lot of us do. She looked in a mirror and started freaking out, she says.
(Crain's Detroit Make It Here, 2/17/2010)
Took Gallagher loves seeing Art-o-mats turn men, women and children into aut-o-mat-ic art collectors. It's easy. Insert $5, pull the lever on the redesigned cigarette vending machine and ker-plunk — you get a tiny piece of original art, perhaps an animal person collage on a wooden block, a pewt
(Crain's Detroit Make It Here, 9/12/2008)
Last year, Jef Bourgeau, founder and director of Museum of New Art in Pontiac, bravely initiated the Changing Cities art exhibit exchange without any funding. The program would give Detroit-area artists a world stage, lending prominence and cachet to their artwork. At the same time, it would give
(Oakland Press, 8/19/2007)
A blue circle vibrates inside a magenta square, pushing toward the boundary. Small blue, yellow, red and green triangles point up, down, to the right and to the left. The eye wanders through a riot of colors and shapes.
(Oakland Press, 9/27/2006)
Perhaps when native Detroiters look at her attractive, vibrant images, they will remember a city they once loved and decide to embrace their hometown again. This would please Darcel Deneau.
(Crain's Detroit Make It Here, 2/4/2010)
Within nine months of self publishing his first book, Terry Shulman was on “The Oprah Winfrey Show.”
(Detroit Make It Here, 1/13/2009)
Kate Bennett sometimes feels like she's making it up as she goes along. But after a series of bridal trunk shows in metro Detroit led to exclusive Michigan representation in two high-end bridal salons — and a Chicago trade show earned her a spot in a Pittsburgh salon — the 29-year-old Rochester H
(Detroit Make It Here, 1/5/2009)
Five restored movie palaces from Hollywood’s Golden Age form the backbone for the Detroit entertainment district, which every year attracts 10 million visitors from around the world.
(Crain's Detroit Business, 12/21/2008)
Phoenix Theatres co-owner Cory Jacobson enjoys his freedom to experiment and his closeness to the community as a Michigan movie theater owner. “The lack of bureaucracy means you can make quicker decisions. You can react to customers and employees,” said Jacobson, 45, who with partner Charlie Murr
Contact Info
  Elizabeth Voss
New York, NY 

E-Mail: lizvoss@aol.com
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