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  Peta Owens-Liston
Professional/Personal Overview
  I'm a story-telling junkie. As an experienced communications specialist, journalist, author & presenter, I produce writing that engages, informs, and moves the reader to action or into the story, whether it's a national publication or company editorial. I’m a meticulous researcher, personable interviewer, and deadline driven. I love the challenge of hooking the reader. www.petaliston.com

For ten years, I worked for Time magazine as a correspondent, finding and covering stories ranging from polygamy to the Elizabeth Smart abduction. I currently write a lot of in-depth profiles, health sciences/medical-oriented pieces, and strong human-interest stories. I’ve also indulged in writing outdoor recreation/destination articles.

I oversee and collaborate on PR projects, developing strategic messaging.

I'm the co-author and the presenter of the book and traveling photo-story exhibit, "what I thought I saw" and the writer of "Exit by Text" Exhibit.
Work Info
Copywriter 20 Years
Editor 20 Years
Writer 20 Years
Lifestyle 10 Years
Travel 8 Years
Health Sciences, human interest and medicine 15 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
20 Years
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Via Magazine (6-10), Time Magazine (6-10), Park City Magazine (3-5)
Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
University of Utah Health Sciences Public Affairs (6-10), University of Utah (3-5), Weber State University (3-5)
Other Work History
Editor, Editorial Assistant Positions, Photographer.
Computer Skills
Word, Microsoft Publisher, Windows XP,
available on request
American Society for Journalist and Authors
Developed two traveling photo-story exhibits.
Co-authored nonfiction book about judgments and stereotypes.
Co-authored a book on romantic, outdoor destinations in the West.
Freelancer Availability
I freelance full-time. I live near Salt Lake City, UT. I am willing to travel anywhere. I have a driver's license. I have access to a car.
Work Samples
(U of U Dept of Dermatology , 9/1/2014)
I came up with the concept and wrote this brochure as an informational piece and then as a stepping stone to a larger piece targeting donors to raise money for a new building that included copy on patient stories, research, outreach, and more. That piece is too big to upload.
(Scientific Computing Institute, University of Utah, 11/1/2013)
I do quite of few in-depth profiles of doctors, researchers and sometimes patients. This was an incredibly challenging one due to the topic's complexity; through Dr. Gerig, I was really able to understand him and the subject.
(Park City Magazine, 5/1/2013)
I've written numerous profiles for this resort publication and several outdoor adventure pieces, like this one. The combination of nature, movement, and beauty really inspire me to write these types of articles.
(University of Utah Health Sciences, 12/2/2012)
while I've written a number of blogs for the U of U Health Sciences Medical Center, this one struck me as especially historical.
(Time, 5/17/2007)
I still include this piece in my clips because it was one of my favorite stories to cover. After pitching this polygamy story to Time, they sent me down to this small town in Utah where these three women really opened up to me...in front of their shared husband.