Heather Seggel

Santa Rosa, CA USA

Professional Experience

My work has been praised as “unfailingly professional, admirably open-minded, and always on time.” I built that reputation over twenty years of writing and copy editing. Work has included business and investigative reporting, feature articles and reviews, with credits in UTNE, San Francisco, BookPage,The Toast, Bitch: Feminist Response to Pop Culture, at Elle.com and in several anthologies. I write fast, clean, green copy. I turn assignments around quickly, the work is polished and generally needs little to no editing, and it's all done with an ever-lightening eco-footprint. I'm currently expanding services to include sales materials, including white papers, for green businesses and editing/marketing advice for self-published authors.


Copy Editor
7 Years
15 Years
20 Years


17 Years
Books & Literature
20 Years
Women's Issues
17 Years


Newsletter - Consumer
5 Years
Online/new media
3 Years
Newspaper - Local/Regional
8 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

20 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

BookPage (10+), BlueInk Review (10+), The Toast (6-10)

Technical Skills

I'm more wordy than techy, but willing and happy to learn as needed.

Foreign Language Skills



Freelancer's Union

Computer Skills

OpenOffice, MS Office, Horizon, Wordstock, IBID


Dell laptop, digital recorder, digital camera (currently in storage, but accessible).

Work Permits & Visas



National Book Critics Circle, Freelancer's Union



Radio spots entice shoppers to revisit their hometown, which has more to offer than you'd think.
A personal look at the housing crunch in Sonoma County.
This interview with graphic novelist, TV writer and novelist Schrag, which originally appeared in Lambda Literary Review, delves into trans* identity, the written word versus scripted or visual storytelling, and a tiny smidge of L Word chat.
"Rednecks, Queers & Country Music:" Not only are these concepts interrelated, they speak volumes about our class awareness (or grievous lack of same).
My first essay to appear on The Toast deals with issues of class, and the false promises of the Law of Attraction.