Margaret Barthel

Washington, DC, DC USA

Professional Experience

I'm a versatile writer and editor: I've worked on culture/lifestyle, politics and international affairs, and travel pieces. I'm well-versed in the higher education sphere. I've produced content for blogs and online content sites like as well as more serious online magazines, and I've written creative and memorable press releases.


Copy Editor
2 Years
2 Years
Entry Level


Arts & Humanities
3 Years
Women's Issues
1 Year
Entry Level


Magazine - Large Consumer/National magazines
Entry Level
Academia Other
3 Years
Online/new media
Entry Level

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

The Culture-ist (3-5), College Apps site (3-5)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Smith College (6-10)

Other Work History

Writing tutor/editor, Smith College (2 years)

Technical Skills

GarageBand, iMovie

Foreign Language Skills

Some Spanish

Computer Skills

Microsoft and Macintosh office suites, HTML/CSS, WordPress, Tumblr, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+


Laptop with audio recording capabilities, digital camera

Work Permits & Visas




Informational listicle of useful questions for prospective students to ask on college tours.
Reported/review piece on Jehane Noujaim's The Square, an Oscar-nominated documentary about the Egyptian Revolution, which I wrote after attending an online press conference with the director, producer, and characters of the film.
Personal Tumblr, focused on politics, culture, and literature. I frequently use it to reflect on articles I've read. Also contains a section of my own commentary on political events and reviews of books I've read recently.