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  kathryn eastburn
Professional/Personal Overview
  A mature, established freelance writer, I've covered food culture and food politics, home cooking and fine dining, mental health and illness, health and fitness, authors and books, crime and corrections, gardens and wildlife refuges, aging, parenting, education and the joys of being a lifelong learner. I'm a strong researcher with an ability to make complex issues reader-friendly. For ten years, I wrote an award-winning personal column on growing up while raising four children as a single working mom.
Work Info
Book Author 5 Years
Editor 15 Years
Writer 18 Years
Arts & Humanities 10 Years
Food 10 Years
Books & Literature 14 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
14 Years
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
colorado springs independent (11+), saveur (1-2), texas highways magazine (1-2)
Other Work History
Editor, Colorado Springs Independent, 9 years. Contributing Editor, Colorado Springs Independent, 5 years. Adjunct instructor, community college, 3 years
Computer Skills
MS Word, OS 10
iBook with iPhoto and many extras; digital camera; audio recorder
Diane Alters, Managing Editor, Colorado Independent, coloradoindependent.com; Eric Schlosser, ericschlosser@me.com;
• First Prize, Best Feature Writing, 2000 and 2001, National Education Writers Association
• PASS Award, 2001, from the National Council on Crime and Delinquency
• Colorado Society of Professional Journalists, 2000: First Place Awards for Best Feature Writing, Best Education Writing and Best Personal Column
• Colorado Society of Professional Journalists, 2001: Second Place Awards for Food Feature Writing and Feature Writing
• Colorado Society of Professional Journalists, 2003, First Place Award for Education Writing
• PASS Award 2005, National Council on Crime and Delinquency
• Colorado Society of Professional Journalists, 2005, First Place, Best Food Coverage

• 2001 Fellow, The Center for Child and Family Policy, University of Maryland School of Journalism
• The Dart Center, University of Washington, 2001 Dart Fellowship to reward and encourage responsible reporting on violent and traumatic events.
The Dart Society, ASJA, Authors Guild
MFA in Writing, Spalding University '06, creative nonfiction concentration
Freelancer Availability
I freelance full-time. I live near Colorado Springs, CO. I am willing to travel anywhere. I have a driver's license. I have access to a car.