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  Nancy Zimmerman
Professional/Personal Overview
  As a freelancer I've written frequently on travel, art, architecture, and cuisine. I'm an expert on Santa Fe and the Southwest, having covered the area for Sunset Magazine, Compass American Guides, Zagat Surveys, Fodor's Guides, and local publications. My magazine staff jobs include serving as editor-in-chief of Islands Magazine, executive editor for Outside Magazine's two annual Travel Guides, and editor-in-chief of Santa Fe Trend. I'm especially adept at tackling complex topics that require interviewing multiple sources. I've covered business matters both domestic and international, and particularly enjoy assignments that require me to establish the historical and cultural context of the article subject. I'm fluent in Spanish and French, and am a highly competent translation editor. I also do scriptwriting and video production, with an emphasis on environmental topics and issues advocacy.
Work Info
Editor 25 Years
Writer 25 Years
Scriptwriting, translation and translation editing 15 Years
Environment & Nature 7 Years
Travel 25 Years
design, architecture, art, food, lifestyle 20 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
25 Years
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Digital Visions Video Productions (11+), Grace Communications (11+), Gran Via Publishing (11+), Trend Magazine (11+), Western Edge Publishing (11+), Paragon Books (11+), Santa Fe Trend Magazine (11+), Santa Fean Magazine (11+), Sherman Asher Publishing (6-10), Studio Karina (3-5), American Archaeology Magazine (3-5), American Cowboy Magazine (3-5), American Eagle Latitudes (3-5), ParaCulture Books (1-2), Scripps Networks/HGTV Web site (1-2)
Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Blue Rain Gallery, Santa Fe, NM (11+), Design Santa Fe (11+), Hunter Kirkland Contemporary (11+), State Tourism Dep't., NM (11+), Xynergy Web Design, Santa Fe (11+), WellSpring Naturals (6-10), Kris Lajeskie Design Group (6-10), Hyatt Hotels (3-5), Bioneers (3-5), Horizons Sustainable Financial Services (3-5), Visions Design Group (3-5), Studio Karina Graphic Design (3-5), Santa Fe 400th Anniversary (3-5), Santa Fe Community College/EnergySmart Academy (3-5), PMB Design (1-2), The Bavarian Lodge, Taos (1-2), The Gilt Groupe (1-2), Inn on the Alameda, Santa Fe (1-2), Meredith Integrated Marketing, Des Moines, IA (1-2), Northstar Travel Media (1-2), Core Value Design, Inc. (1-2)
Other Work History
Executive Editor, Outside Magazine's two annual travel issues
Editor-in-Chief/Associate Publisher, Islands Magazine
Southwest Editor, Sunset Magazine
Editor-in-Chief, Santa Fe Trend Magazine
Contributing Editor, Fodor's Guide to New Mexico
Managing Editor, La Herencia Magazine
Translation Editor, Western Edge Press
Los Angeles Bureau Chief, Business Tokyo Magazine
Computer Skills
Mac OS 10
Latest iMac, audio recorder
Foreign Language Skills
Translator/translation editor of Spanish
Translation editor of French
Rudimentary German
Available upon request
Have worked in the travel industry for an international airline, national travel agency chain.
Am comfortable in international environments.
Freelancer Availability
I freelance full-time. I live near Albuquerque, NM. I am willing to travel anywhere. I have a driver's license. I have access to a car.
Work Samples
(EcoSource, 11/15/2013)
Yes, we CAN solve the problem of climate change. Local visionary Ed Mazria shows us how.
(Santa Fe Trend, 11/10/2013)
Traditions old and new fuse in New Mexico's culinary landscape.
(Santa Fe Trend, 11/10/2013)
Chaos and control in the art of Peter Burega
(Latitudes, 12/1/2012)
The Christmas Eve candlelit Farolito Walk brings Santa Fe residents and visitors together in a unique expression of seasonal cheer.
(Latitudes, 7/1/2012)
Luxurious resorts with a sense of place abound in the American Southwest, where proponents of contemporary architecture and design find fresh inspiration in the ancient cultures, distinctive geography and mystical allure of the desert.
(EcoSource, 6/1/2012)
Santa Fe Community College moves the green revolution out of the laboratory and into real life.
(Trend Magazine, 11/1/2011)
Architects and designers are leading the way to meaningful social change by transforming the way we perceive and experience the built environment.
(Blue Rain Gallery, 5/30/2009)
A description and catalog of the one-woman exhibition by Native American artist Tammy Garcia at the Rockwell Museum of Western Art.
Writing Samples  
(Trend magazine, 11/1/2014)
Native American chefs create a healthier future by reclaiming the past.
(Trend magazine, 8/1/2014)
Native American street art sparks a dialogue about cultural and environmental issues.
(Trend Magaine, 8/1/2008)
Connecting a new model of ecology, design, and activism
(Santa Fe Trend Magazine, 7/1/2006)
Art and science may seem like opposite disciplines, but in fact the two are closely aligned. Santa Fe is the country's second-largest art market and also a haven for scientific laboratories and think tanks; here, art and science find expression in ways that underscore their compatibility.
(Santa Fe Trend Magazine, 7/1/2006)
The Santa Fe retreat of an art-loving couple features innovative design by architect Mark Dubois and an art collection that includes works by Richard Tuttle, Richard Serra, Ed Ruscha, Kiki Smith, Agnes Martin, and Robert Rauschenberg, among others.
(Santa Fe Trend Magazine, 7/1/2006)
Native American Joshua Madalena of Jemez Pueblo in New Mexico has revived the artistic style of pottery created by his ancestors that had been lost for 300 years. By recalling the stories of his grandmother and other tribal elders, he succeeded in recreating the unique black-on-white pottery.
(Santa Fe Trend Magazine, 7/1/2006)
A minimalist aesthetic combines ancient wisdom and contemporary grace.
Contact Info
  Nancy Zimmerman
Santa Fe, NM 

Tel: 505-983-8817  
E-Mail: nzimmerman9542@comcast.net
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