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  nancy averett
Professional/Personal Overview
  An award-winning freelance writer, I specialize in health, fitness, environmental and business writing. My work has been featured in numerous magazines and websites including Runner's World, Bicycling, Audubon, Hemispheres, Cincinnati, Discover.com and Fox New Latino.

I understand the art of gathering accurate information quickly and responsibly. My work comes in clean, on time and withstands the scrutiny of fact checkers. I am always willing to uncover that extra anecdote or specific detail that will make a story both useful and a great read. And I am flexible with my words, willing to rewrite my copy as needed to provide clients with the best possible content.
Work Info
Social Media 2 Years
Reporter 10 Years
Writer 15 Years
Business (general) 3 Years
Environment & Nature 5 Years
Fitness 6 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
15 Years
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Runner's World (11+), Audubon magazine (11+), Fox News Latino (11+), Cincinnati (6-10), Coloradan (3-5), Inc. magazine (3-5), Pacific Standard (1-2), Sports Illustrated.com (1-2)
Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Miami University of Ohio (11+), McGuffey Montessori School (11+), Children's Law Center, Inc (11+)
Other Work History
Reporter, Allentown Morning Call
Reporter, North Jersey Herald News
Reporter, Columbia Daily Tribune
Computer Skills
Word, Excel, HTML, Photoshop, Powerpoint
Technical Skills
familiarity with Audacity
laptop, digital camera, digital audio recorder
Foreign Language Skills
proficient in French
Work Permits & Visas
Katie Neitz, editor Runner's World. Katie.Neitz@rodale.com, Alisa Opar, editor Audubon, aopar@audubon.org, Linda Vaccariello, editor at Cincinnati magazine, Linda@Cincinnatimagazine.com
2003 First Place Pennsylvania Women’s Press Association, “A Tough Sad Day. Tears, Salutes Mark End of Recovery Efforts at World Trade Center Site.”
1999 First Place New Jersey Press Association “Language Isn’t the Only Lesson Learned.”
1997 Honorable Mention Missouri Press Association “Facing AIDS.”
National Association of Science Writers, Investigative Reporters and Editors
Degrees in International Relations, French and Journalism. Having taken classes in web design/html
Freelancer Availability
I freelance full-time. I live near Cincinnati, OH. I am willing to travel anywhere. I have a driver's license. I have access to a car.
Work Samples
Writing Samples  
(Sports Illustrated.com, 8/1/2012)
University of Wisconsin Geographer creates specialized elevation maps for elite runners, including those that tackled this year's London Olympic Marathon.
(Runner's World, 6/1/2012)
Narrative profile of Alison Delgado, who won the first marathon she ever entered—Cincinnati's Flying Pig—then was nearly killed in a traffic accident. Miraculously, she returned to the starting line of that event, thinking of winning once again.
(Fox News Latino, 3/21/2012)
Independent Latino film that won award at Sundance was funded through crowdsourcing and social media.
(Cincinnati Magazine, 3/1/2012)
Profile on Cincinnati jeweler designer who creates new pieces out of antiques and was the stylist for country western singer Miranda Lambert's wedding.
(Audubon Magazine, 1/1/2012)
News story on an organization that pairs extreme athletes with scientists in an effort to promote conservation.
(Children's Law Center, Inc, 9/1/2011)
series of newsletter articles and web copy for non-profit client
(Inc. magazine, 7/1/2011)
A look at the companies that provided the finishers' medals, recycling bins, timing, and heat-reflective blankets to the 14th annual Flying Pig Marathon in Cincinnati.
(Discover.com, 2/1/2011)
slide show and captions on unusual fungi from recently published book.
(Miami University of Ohio, 1/1/2011)
Web profiles of high-acheiving students at Miami University Ohio, part of web marketing campaign.
(Coloradan Magazine, 6/1/2010)
Personal essay on a trip to Paris I took with my mother when I was in college and she was reaching middle age.