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  Jillian Blume
Professional/Personal Overview
  I can tackle just about any topic from home design to cats and dogs, from education to book reviews and first-person essays. Starting out as a poet gave me an advantage; it taught me to find the exact word, the startling metaphor, and to search out the deepest meanings of life’s experiences. I have written a book about traveling with your small dog in the voice of a small Yorkshire Terrier and dozens of magazine articles covering travel, human interest, architecture, home design, health, skincare, women’s history and issues, and numerous other topics. I’m unusually skilled at probing beneath the safe answers in interviews and reaching the heart of a story. Obsessive about getting my facts right and talented at capturing atmosphere, personality, and emotion. Reliable, accessible, and intensely creative.
Work Info
Book Author 10 Years
Editor 13 Years
Writer 25 Years
Books & Literature 10 Years
Lifestyle 10 Years
Home & Garden 13 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
20 Years
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Examiner.com (11+), examiner.com (11+), Blue Circuit ebook Publishing (11+), cityrealty.com (11+), Teenage Buzz (11+), The Affluent Page (11+), The New York Observer (11+), Home By Design (11+), MSN Lifestyle (6-10), Womach Brothers ebook Publishing (6-10), Spasearch (3-5), The Pet Gazette (3-5), The USA Times (3-5), pocketpoet.com (3-5), Life By Design (3-5), Best Friends Animal Sanctuary (3-5), American Teen (1-2), Greenhaven Press (1-2), Hiatus magazine (1-2), Ladies Home Journal (1-2), INSIDE San Francisco (1-2), Marie Claire magazine (1-2), Pocket-poet.com (1-2), Self magazine (1-2), mysmalldog.com (1-2), What Next Publications (1-2)
Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Aspen Education (11+), Imagine Quest Information (11+), Link Educational (11+), bulletproofmarketing.com (6-10), WarmlyYours.com (3-5), Heatlth Results (1-2), Institute for Systems Biology (1-2), KPC Writing (1-2), Deveraux and Deloitte (1-2), eshop.com (1-2)
Other Work History
Editor-in-Chief of The Affluent Page magazine
Ajunct Professor, School of Visual Arts, Humanities & Sciences
Division: teaching writing and literature
Associate Editor: Teenage Buzz
Editorial Assistant: The Paris Review
Computer Skills
Microsoft Word, CS2, InDesign, Quark Express, Photoshop, Adobe Acrobat
Technical Skills
Interviews; writing; commentary, opinion articles; research; fact-checking, photo research and acquiring images; editing
Broadband Internet connection; iMac G5 & laptop wireless pc; Skype phone number & Audio Hijack; digital camera
References available upon request
I've won numerous awards for fiction and poetry
Master's Degree in Creative Writing from New York University
Freelancer Availability
I freelance full-time. I live near New York, NY. I am willing to travel anywhere. I have a driver's license. I have access to a car.
Work Samples
Online Articles  
(Yahoo Education, 1/1/2014)
Online article about college degrees
(MSN Living, 4/1/2012)
Feature article for online magazine
(Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Groi, 3/25/2010)
Feature article and profile of the Upper East Side neighborhood.
(Cates Tutoring, 9/5/2009)
Education article
(Examiner.com, 6/5/2009)
The World's Oldest Dogs: How do they do it?
(Examiner.com, 6/5/2009)
New York Dogs Examiner: Pfizer gets a new cancer drug for dogs approved.
(The New York Observer, 6/3/2009)
Article about the rental market in New York.
(Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Groi, 5/11/2009)
article about the real estate market in New York City.
(New York Observer, 1/13/2009)
Editorial article for New Yorker Diary section; personal essay.
(http://www.catestutoring.com/the-new-york-observer-staying-in-school-longer.html, 10/21/2008)
Profile of Melissa Berman, President and CEO of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors
(MSN Lifestyle, 2/1/2007)
Feature article: online magazine
(MSN Lifestyle, 2/1/2007)
Online article: opinon
(Aspen Education, 9/14/2006)
Online article: parents, kids, school
(Aspen Education, 6/1/2006)
Articles for website: Educational
Newspaper articles  
(New York Observer, 10/28/2009)
A guide to New York's best restaurants
(The New York Observer, 6/8/2009)
Feature article about New York neighborhoods and the rental market.
(The New York Observer, 6/1/2009)
Summer Events Guide
(The New York Observer, 5/11/2009)
New York Condos: How to take advantage of the real estate market.
(The New York Observer, 4/27/2009)
Feature article: newspaper
(The New York Observer, 4/8/2009)
Feature article: Education
(The New York Observer, 1/19/2009)
Feature article: education section
(The New York Observer, 11/3/2008)
Feature article: Special Education Section
(The New York Observer, 10/20/2008)
Profile: newspaper
(The New York Observer, 10/20/2008)
Profile: newspaper
(The New York Observer, 10/20/2008)
Feature article about non-profit organizations and the financial downturn.
(The USA Times, 2/1/2004)
Feature News Article
Magazine articles  
(The Affluent Page, 11/1/2007)
Feature magazine article: travel (art journeys)
(The Affluent Page, 10/1/2007)
Feature magazine article: Travel (affluent lifestyle)
(Life By Design, 6/1/2007)
Feature article, magazine: wildlife adventures
(Life By Design, 1/1/2007)
Feature magazine article: fitness
(Home by Design, 10/1/2006)
Feature article home design
(SpaSearch, 6/1/2006)
Feature Magazine Article: Spa
(Home By Design, 5/1/2006)
Feature Magazine Article: Home Design
(Marie Claire magazine, 7/1/2005)
Feature Magazine Article: Women's Issues
(Self magazine, 6/1/2004)
F.O.B. short article: Health, Beauty
(Teenage Buzz, 12/1/2002)
Feature article: Teenage magazine
(examiner.com, 9/25/2009)
Blog about CeCe Kent's high end dog carriers
(Best Friends Network, 9/22/2009)
Blog about Feral Freedom Program
(examiner.com, 9/10/2009)
Blog about new designer for line of couture dog clothes
(Examiner.com, 8/24/2009)
Blog about Pet Fashion Week event
Articles on pets
Feature articles