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  Margaret Agnew
 
Professional/Personal Overview
  I'm your go-to-expert on the world of food, Southern lifestyles, traveling, decorating, and home repair! You will be getting an experienced author, food writer, recipe developer, food stylist, and humor writer, plus I usually complete assignments ahead of deadline! Let me write copy and blurbs, sell a new product, or research and put together an entire book. You dream it, and I'll make it happen promptly and efficiently!
Work Info
 
Expertise
Book Author 30 Years
Writer 30 Years
Recipe Developer, Food Stylist, Humor 30 Years
Specialty
Food 30 Years
Lifestyle 30 Years
Travel, Decorating, Consumer Products 11 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
30 Years
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Oxmoor House Publishing (3-5), Parragon Inc. (1-2), TransAir Airlines (1-2), Victoria Magazine (1-2), Viking Studio Books (1-2), Better Homes & Gardens Books (1-2)
Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
DGI Investments (1-2), Hodges & Assoc. Public Relations (1-2), Meredith Corporation (1-2)
Other Work History
Senior Food Editor Oxmoor House Publishing
Associate Food Editor Southern Living Magazine
Marketing Specialist Florida Dept. of Agriculture
Computer Skills
Word, Excel, Windows
Equipment
Food Styling & Food Photography
Digital Camera for Scenic Location Photography
References
References available upon request
Awards
Centennial Laureate Award from College of Human Sciences at Florida State University
Other
Master's Degree in Human Sciences
Judged numerous national & regional food contests
Alambique Cooking School Madrid, Spain
Freelancer Availability
I freelance full-time. I live near Birmingham, AL. I am willing to travel anywhere. I have a driver's license. I have access to a car.
Work Samples
 
(Parragon Love Food Series, 8/1/2013)
Authored book is a comprehensive review of great Southern food that is too wonderful to forget! This collection of inspiring and authentic recipes allows you to bring Southern flavors into your own home and to pass them from one generation to the next.
(GO Magazine /TransAir's Inflight Magazine, 2/1/2009)
For the Mushroom and the Hunter: Article requested byTransAir inflight magazine. Lead: A MUSHROOM HUNT CAN YIELD TASTY RESULTS AS LONG AS YOU'RE NOT AFRAID TO DO A LITTLE DIGGING
A complete food dictionary from A to Z. Wrote all copy and tips for book.
(Oxmoor House)
CHRISTMAS WITH SOUTHERN LIVING. Wrote copy and developed recipes and preparation game plan.
(Better Homes & Gardens)
FRESH AND SIMPLE 5 O'CLOCK GRILL. Wrote blurbs and tips.
(Oxmoor House)
Authored cookbook contains simple approach to cooking in the microwave oven. Over 150 color photos and 400 recipes.
(Viking Penguin)
Authored book reflects Southern cooking and Southern lifestyle. More than 200 tested recipes organized by season. Each season features menus. Book is filled with beautiful 4-color photos, some taken by M. Agnew.
(Oxmoor House)
Authored book offers advice on how to entertain from selecting recipes, planning menus, decorating, and presentation. Contains 27 complete menus with color photos and wine selections.
(Crane Hill)
Co-authored humor book directed to single women looking for a husband. Contains advice and recipes to land the perfect man.
Contact Info
  Margaret Agnew
Birmingham, AL 
USA

E-Mail: mcagnew@mindspring.com
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