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  Kyle Roderick
Professional/Personal Overview
  My writing and editing is differentiated by nuanced understanding of authentic luxury goods & experiences vs. those merely branded or marketed as such. I authored ACCESSORY CHIC, a complete women’s accessories guide, and four other books. I cover one-of-a-kind, estate and important jewelry plus influential jewelry and fashion designers such as Tony Duquette and Donna Karan. Other areas of expertise include sustainable living; luxury eco-travel, LEED-certified resorts & spas. I wrote ORGANIC BATH, a waterproof guide to morphing bathing environments into healing retreats. (This organic lifestyle book is made from polymer paper that can be infinitely upcycled.) I have covered organic agriculture and culinary topics for the Los Angeles Times, etc. My features help readers take immediate, life-changing steps toward living smarter, more sustainable, luxurious, and more fulfilling lives, thanks to my detailed reporting, expert sources, consumer information and action plans.
Work Info
Book Author 30 Years
Editor 16 Years
Writer 30 Years
No specialties specified
Total Media Industry Experience
30 Years
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
American Eagle Latitudes (6-10), Destination Hyatt magazine (6-10), Life Extension (3-5), C magazine (1-2), Waldorf Astoria magazine (1-2)
Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Ann Flower Communications, writing press kits (6-10), Underwood Books, art & psychology book editing (1-2)
Other Work History
2006 - present: Contributing Writer, Destination Hyatt international annual luxury magazine (circulation 15 million). Covering diamond jewelry and one-of-a-kind jewels; luxury and organic lifestyle & health topics.
1997 - 2001: Senior Health Editor and Reporter, www.thirdage.com. Covered alternative, complementary and evidence-based medicine.
Computer Skills
Word, Windows XP; MAC OSX
Foreign Language Skills
Fluent in French
1996 Mellon Literary Research Fellowship, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center @ University of Texas at Austin
Friends of the Los Angeles River
Freelancer Availability
I freelance full-time. I live near Los Angeles, CA. I am willing to travel anywhere. I have a driver's license. I have access to a car.
Work Samples
(Destination Hyatt, 12/1/2012)
Champagne, cognac and black-colored diamonds are chic alternatives to iced-out bling. Luxury jewelry designer Ian Saude creates an ever-expanding line of dark diamond jewelry and is quoted regarding the allure and everlasting value of these gems.
(C magazine, 11/1/2012)
Feature article on the Tony Duquette Collection of de luxe, organic baroque; one-of-a-kind jewels. Designer Hutton Wilkinson explains his penchant for combining rare and diverse gem materials with precious metals to create compelling jewels. Photos of Wilkinson's pieces illustrate the article.
(American Eagle Latitudes, 9/10/2012)
This cover story highlights the gorgeous grounds, elegant interiors and de luxe amenities offered at resorts and hotels owned by Sir Richard Branson, Robert de Niro, Clint Eastwood and others. These glamorous getaways offer spectacular privacy, superb service and unparalleled pampering.
(Life Extension, 4/1/2012)
Donna Karan's Urban Zen foundation and Urban Zen Integrative Therapists have introduced a new healing paradigm into hospital cancer wards. This interview with Karan chronicles her commitment to improving cancer care through a combination of holistic therapies and evidence-based medical research.