Annie Tobey

Richmond, VA USA

Professional Experience

"A breeze on my face and a draft on my lips." As a freelance writer specializing in active travel and craft beer, I share two of life's pleasures with my readers. I have been a professional writer for over two decades, including six years as Editor-in-Chief and Co-Publisher of the inspirational V Magazine for Women, freelance writer for the Richmond Times-Dispatch and other local and national periodicals, and author of For Any Young Mother Who Lives in a Shoe (Judson Press). My career has taken me down many fascinating paths: producing leadership training materials, writing Objectivist philosophical materials, creating marketing copy, editing book manuscripts, and working with financial call center agent scripts. Words have the power to entertain, uplift, and inform. I'm pleased that my profession uses this tool to enhance people's lives. For a more complete and updated list of my work, visit


6 Years
23 Years
Other, Specify
5 Years


5 Years
Women's Issues
10 Years
8 Years


Magazine - Local/Regional magazines
11 Years
Book Publishing Consumer
7 Years
5 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

23 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Active Woman Traveler (10+), (10+), Richmond Family Magazine (6-10), Miles and Minutes (3-5), Pathfinders Travel (3-5), Blue Ridge Country (3-5)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Brandylane Publishers, Inc. (10+), Individual Rights, LLC (10+), de Guate Designs (1-2), (1-2), Uniquely Fore Her (1-2)

Other Work History

International Training Consultants, Inc. products manager and Life Logic, LLC staff writer

Technical Skills

Web design and maintenance with HTML and Joomla content management system.

Computer Skills

Microsoft Word and PowerPoint. Constant Contact e-news. Adobe InDesign, photo editing, audio editing. MAC OS X & Windows.


MAC with Microsoft Office, GIMP photo editing, Adobe Suite. Digital camera (photos included with all published articles). Audio recording and editing.


Sidney Gunst Jr., President of Individual Rights, LLC, 804-347-4774, Ed Kelleher, Editor of Miles and Minutes and retired editor at Richmond Times-Dispatch (contact info upon request)


NAMPA award for article on Doug Wilder, St. David's Christian Writer's Association award


North American Guild of Beer Writers, Virginia Outdoor Writers Association, James River Writers, Pink Boots Society, Toastmasters, Richmond Roadrunners



Five other runners and I tackled the Colonial 200 Relay, from Charlottesville to Williamsburg, Virginia, under sunny skies by day and a full moon at night.
The wines, craft beers and spirits of the Blue Ridge Mountains offer great and unique flavors as well as ties to our past.
Profile of Jennifer Smith Love, Special Agent in Charge of the Richmond, Virginia region of the Federal Bureau of Investigation - the first woman and first black ever to hold the post.
A political piece calling readers' attention to a local case where a property owner's rights were being threatened by the whims of a Virginia county government.
Branding, design, and government approval: there's more behind the beer label than first meets the eye. By examining some of Richmond, Virginia's breweries and beers, this article sheds light on the business side of the brews.
Beaches and Waterways; Spirits of Virginia; and the Chesapeake Bay--I created these three overviews of Virginia tourist attractions for the annual guide.
The December 2009 V Magazine for Women showcases the digital edition, which mirrored our print edition and added extras like sound and flash. The travel article and photos on Gaylord at National Harbor was contributed by Annie Tobey.


For Any Young Mother Who Lives in a Shoe provides support for mothers of young children by providing whimsical humor with spiritual concepts and practical experience.

Book Editing

The book covers show a sampling of the books edited for Brandylane Publishers, Inc. from November 2003.