barbara barnett

wheeling, IL USA
Website: http://

Professional Experience

Whatever your editorial needs, I'm here for you! Feature articles, ghostwriting, online content, social media, content editing. My breadth of experience includes corporate, not-for-profit and government clients in a wide range of industries: entertainment, environmental, personal technology, food, chemical, pharmaceuticals, and health care. I've written a book on a hit TV series and chapters in a book on spirituality and pregnancy. I've covered environmental policy from the corporate, government and concerned citizen angles, and have written books and numerous articles on environmental, health and safety management and the food processing industry. I'm a polished interviewer and have published interviews with Hollywood stars and behind the scenes players, including executives, producers and writers. Serving as the co-executive editor of Blogcritics Magazine (Technorati Media), I not only write, but manage a large staff of editors and writers for a large, popular Internet site.


25 Years
Content Editor (online)
7 Years
30 Years


15 Years
7 Years
10 Years


Magazine - Trade magazines/publications (B2B)
2 Years
15 Years
Online/new media
7 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

30 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Technorati Media (10+), Sony (3-5), ABC/Disney (1-2), National Geographic Channel (1-2)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

U.S. EPA (10+), National Safety Council (1-2), Safety-Kleen (6-10)

Other Work History

Author: Chasing Zebras: The Unofficial Guide to House, M.D. (ECW Press, 2010) Contributed 2 Chapters to Spiritual Pregnancy: Nine Months That Will Transform Your Life (Llewellyn Worldwide, 2012) Ritual Educator/Religion Writer Public Affairs Consultant (U.S. EPA) Consultant to Sunshine Committee Illinois State Senate Technical Editor/Writer Harding-Lawson Engineers Public Affairs Consultant: Clients included U.S. EPA, Safety-Kleen, Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Stericycle, Illinois Dept. of Transportation, etc. Associate Editor Processed Prepared Foods Regulatory Affairs Analyst: Pharmaceutical and Chemical Industries Food Safety Microbiologist--Illinois Department of Public Health

Technical Skills

Photography, Social Media, ScriptIt, Scrivener

Foreign Language Skills

French, Hebrew

Computer Skills

Word, Excel, Power Point, SCRIVE CMS, HTML, OSX, Windows XP, Windows 7


Digital Audio Recorder, DSLR High Def Camera with HD movie capability, Macbook Pro i7 Core, Script It, Scrivener


on request


Gold Solomon Schechter Award for Publications (Parent-Tot Prayer Book) Society for Technical Communications Award for Publications


Society of Midland Authors, Midwest Writers Association (Board), Chicago Writers Association


Advertiser-paid editorial content

Advertiser-paid feature (paid editorial) to accompany advertising for the DVD/Blu-ray release of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. A series of 10 blog-length posts about the characters, plot and actors associated with the hit 2011 movie The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.

Gadgets and Technology

Appreciating technology from a middle-aged, baby-boomer perspective

Travel Writing

Travel piece about seeing Alaska via cruise ship. Includes my original photography taken with a digital SLR aboard ship

Celeberity Interview

Exclusive interview with House, M.D. Showrunner/Executive Producer Katie Jacobs in her only interview during the 2010-2011 primetime TV season. My second interview with one of the creative engines of the hit series, Jacobs had declined interviews all year, opting to sit for an interview with me based on her respect for my writing and interview style


A piece on health care reform, humanized by a personal reflection about my mother.

Additional Writing Samples

Archive of my nearly 500 Blogcritics articles