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  Kelly Pate Dwyer
 
Professional/Personal Overview
  My greatest asset as a writer is that I connect with people, from the teacher and parent to the athlete and CEO. Connections build trust and encourage the free flow of ideas, which leads to better stories, those that offer new information and capture the human element. Readers relish in that because they relate to it.

My writing focuses in the areas of health and nutrition--spurred by my love of hiking and skiing, and a passion for quality food. However, I write on a broad variety of topics including personal finance, real estate and development, architecture and design, and parenting.

As a business reporter for The Denver Post, I covered the workplace and retail & marketing beats.

All of my writing is:
- well-researched
- accurate, thorough and fair
- active and engaging
- clear and concise

I also write for several business and nonprofit clients in non-conflicting areas.


Work Info
 
Expertise
Editor 2 Years
Reporter 10 Years
Writer 17 Years
Specialty
Health 4 Years
Lifestyle 10 Years
Business (general) 17 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
15 Years
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Denver Post (11+), Natural Foods Merchandiser (11+), Colorado Homes & Lifestyles (6-10), Financial Times (6-10), New York Times (3-5), Runner's World (3-5), Health for Women (1-2), American Craft (1-2), BNET (1-2)
Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
National Endowment for Financial Education (6-10), Downtown Denver Partnership (1-2), Frontier Airlines - Wild Blue Yonder (1-2)
Other Work History
* Freelance writer, 2005 to present, for the following publications: New York Times, Financial Times, Baltimore Sun, BNET (CNET Networks), Denver Post, Runner's World, 5280 Magazine (in Denver), Colorado Homes & Lifestyles, Natural Foods Merchandiser

* The Denver Post, 1999-2004, business writer with the retail and restaurant beats and the workplace beat.

* RCR Wireless, 1994-1999, reporter (wireless telecommunications trade newpaper).
Computer Skills
Word, Excel, HTML
Technical Skills
Photoshop, Quark
Equipment
Laptop -- MacBook Pro; digital camera; printer; audio recorder; fax
References
Steve McMillan
City Desk Editor
Denver Post
303-954-1695

Al Lewis
Syndicated Columnist
Dow Jones Newswires
212-416-2617
Associations
Society of Professional Journalists
Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators
Other
Areas of focus:
Health
Fitness
Nutrition
Business
Retail
Real estate
Freelancer Availability
I freelance full-time. I live near Denver, CO. I am willing to travel anywhere. I have a driver's license. I have access to a car.
Work Samples
 
Nutrition  
(Colorado Health & Wellness, 1/16/2014)
You have been on the go all day and arrive home ravenous. So you dive into a bag of chips, devouring the salty, crunchy goodness - chomping until you see the bottom of the bag. Feel full and satisfied? Not likely, says Dr. Ethan Lazarus of the Clinical Nutrition Center in Denver.
(Natural Foods Merchandiser, 11/23/2010)
As our culture shifts its focus from weight loss to overall health and wellness, the food industry is taking notice—adding fiber and protein to everything from cereal to frozen dinners.
(Health for Women, 1/1/2009)
Nowadays every aisle of the grocery store brims with “functional” foods and drinks that boost your immune system, keep your heart healthy, muscle up your memory, keep you, ahem, regular—even make your skin healthier and younger looking. Or so they say.
Health  
(Natural Foods Merchandiser, 7/7/2008)
More parents are turning to homeopathy to boost their kids’ immunity and treat their illnesses.
(The Natural Foods Merchandiser, 6/3/2008)
A new Congressional bill would require industry prove the safety of tens of thousands of chemicals used in consumer products.
(The Natural Foods Merchandiser, 5/7/2008)
Consumers and legislators, acting on new research, are pressuring FDA to review the safety of BPA, a chemical found in most baby bottles, many reusable water bottles, canned formula and canned food and some dental sealants.
(Natural Foods Merchandiser (Penton Media), 2/1/2008)
Home and Real Estate  
(MSN Real Estate, 10/14/2013)
While any remodeling project invites stress, historical restoration involves more money, time and problems than you may have expected. Do not despair. Restoring a house to its period-specific glory can significantly increase its value, and the entire process becomes a living history lesson.
(MSN Real Estate, 5/5/2013)
Perhaps you're gutting an old kitchen or adding a master suite. As you daydream about the ideal layout, ambient lighting and cabinet finishes, remember the less thrilling but essential safety aspects of remodeling. Air-quality issues account for the lion's share of remodeling health dangers.
(Financial Times , 6/21/2008)
Equestrian living has become increasingly popular with home buyers attracted to rural landscapes combined with luxury residences and the amenities found in private golf communities. Their chief motivations: horses and open space.
Workplace and employment  
(Momentum, p. 50, 3/1/2013)
Bullying doesn't just happen at school. It's prevalent among adults, too. Childhood shoving and name calling evolve to more subtle and manipulative forms of aggression--behaviors that can profoundly impact a person's psychological and physical health. What's more, people with chronic illnesses or
(BNET.com (CNET Networks), 9/1/2007)
A package of three stories: How to Manage Employees in Remote Locations/Hiring and Inspiring a Dispersed Team/Ten Tools for Remote Teams
(BNET.com (CNET Networks), 7/1/2007)
A package of four features: How to win at office politics/ Office Politicos: A field guide/ Top seven workplace plays and maneuvers/ Techniques of the office politics masters/
(New York Times, 1/22/2006)
contract workers, freelance, outsource
(New York Times, 12/4/2005)
(New York Times, 7/31/2005)
(The Denver Post, 9/5/2004)
Most charges of harassment and discrimination never turn into lawsuits. Among those that do, however, is a rising number of sexual harassment cases that bear a striking similarity: They involve teenage girls who work in the restaurant industry.
(The Denver Post, 7/14/2004)
Inside the city's swankiest high-end restaurants, an illegal but increasingly common practice goes on each day: The owners take more than 2 percent of servers' tips to help cover costs of processing credit cards. Some believe it's legal. Not so, according to the Colorado Department of Labor and E
(The Denver Post, 5/23/2004)
Fifty-five percent of women who had a baby in 2000 worked through pregnancy, compared with 38 percent in 1980. That's taking a toll on moms as well as their co-workers and bosses.
(The Denver Post, 11/9/2003)
Employers, already burdened with sky-high health care insurance premiums, are starting to take a hard look at the economics of employee obesity. Obesity and the resulting conditions, from diabetes to high blood pressure, cost the nation $123 billion in 2003, up from $99 billion in 1995.
Fitness  
(Runner's World, 6/19/2007)
Runners: You don't need the gym to build strength. You can do these moves at your neighborhood park
(Runner's World, 4/1/2007)
Lifestyle  
(Financial Times , 5/27/2006)
(Financial Times (ski supplement), 1/27/2006)
(The Denver Post, 4/5/2005)
Family and Relationships  
(Momentum Magazine, 9/8/2014)
the first step for any couple living with MS is to address the ways that the disease has changed their relationship. That starts with communicating openly about feelings-such as fear, anger, guilt, frustration, sadness and resentment-along with learning to accept the disease and nurturing intimacy.
(SmartAboutMoney.org, 9/5/2014)
Perhaps you have lost your job, you are getting a divorce, or medical bills have wiped out your savings. Your kids need to understand how the financial implications will affect them, whether it means a big change such as moving to a new home or whether it merely requires a reworking of the budget.
(National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE) and onyourown.org, 5/14/2014)
If you are a new parent or about to become one, your already-strapped budget is in for a serious squeeze. Fortunately, there are ways you can cut some of the costs of having a baby by understanding what lies ahead.
(3/1/2014)
No money in the budget for an exotic vacation this year? Don't despair. You can plan a fabulous "staycation" in your hometown, full of spontaneous and invigorating new experiences. All you need is a creative mindset and a small dose of self-discipline.
(National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE) , 11/1/2011)
In 2011, 40 percent of U.S. adult non-students ages 18 to 39 reported that they currently live at home with their parents, or have in the recent past. As these young adults get a reprieve from financial pressures, their return to the nest can be detrimental to their parents’ personal and financial
(5280 Magazine, 10/1/2005)
Travel  
(MSN Travel, 5/15/2013)
Formed of limestone, lava, ice and other rocks and minerals, the cave invites historical and scientific study, spiritual contemplation and adrenaline-pumping adventure.
(Wild Blue Yonder - Frontier Airlines, 9/1/2009)
"Maybe it’s that old pioneer spirit, but Denver is always ready to try something new—whether it be an unconventional restaurant concept, an innovative art installation or a novel way to save energy..."
Education  
(National Endowment for Financial Education, 4/1/2011)
Many states now require high school graduates to master personal finance basics. But schools are realizing many of their instructors lack the fundamentals of money management necessary to teach their students these skills. To that end, NEFE, Jump$tart.org and several other organizations have create
Business and Finance  
(smartaboutmoney.org, 4/1/2014)
Spring is a great time to clean up your finances-from consolidating bank accounts to looking for spending leaks. "If you aren't organized, you miss out on opportunities to improve your financial situation," says Heather Klutznick, vice president of investments for Calif.-based Trilogy Financial.
(Momentum, 10/1/2012)
Financial planning is important for any adult. It's absolutely vital for those living with multiple sclerosis, due in large part to MS-related health care costs.
(CoBank's Outlook newsletter, 2/1/2012)
For Robert Guest, business editor of The Economist, the most important aspect of globalization is the movement of people. He argues that migration and more open borders fuel the exchange of ideas and make nations smarter, more innovative and competitive.
(NEFE Digest, 8/1/2009)
Key business journalists debate coverage ahead of the country's financial meltdown.
Contact Info
  Kelly Pate Dwyer
Denver, CO 80224
USA

Tel: 303-570-5679  
E-Mail: kellypdwyer@gmail.com
Website: http://