Catherine Valenti Kauder

Lafayette, CA USA
Website: http://

Professional Experience

A seasoned freelancer who has written about career, money, health and family issues for national magazines such as Glamour, Ladies Home Journal and All You. With a deep background in business reporting in both the United States and Europe, I have years of experience cultivating sources, breaking news and finding fresh angles on the top news stories of the day.


2 Years
7 Years
15 Years


Family, Children & Teenagers
2 Years
Business (general)
5 Years
6 Years


Online/new media
5 Years
Wire Service
4 Years
Entry Level

Total Media Industry Experience

10 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Lamorinda Weekly (1-2)

Other Work History

I was on the reporting staff of Dow Jones Newswires from 1996-1999 in the United States, Lisbon, Portugal and Madrid, Spain. While at Dow Jones, a number of my features were published in The Wall Street Journal and The Wall Street Journal Europe. I was a staff reporter for from 1999-2001, writing for their joint venture with In 2001, I began working for as a full-time producer until 2003. Since 2003, I have freelanced for magazines such as Glamour, Ladies Home Journal and All You. I have also written for local East Bay publications such as Lamorinda Weekly.

Technical Skills

I use Constant Contact to edit newsletters and Joomla to manage and design the web content of

Foreign Language Skills

Conversational Spanish and Portuguese, some French.

Computer Skills

I can work on Word and Excel and use a Mac laptop.


laptop, digital camera.


On request.


Writing Samples

This 1,500 word article gives practical, easy-to-use tips for parents to teach their children about the value of earning, saving and spending money at different ages. This article was published both in print and online.
Are your daydreams about quitting your job really a sign that you're ready to jump ship? Career counselors and academics give advice in this 400-word article about what your quitting fantasies mean - and what to do about them.
Assess how happy you are with your work life, and explore jobs that might fulfill you more. This 1,500-word article includes tips and practical advice about when it's time to look for a new job - and how to do it.
Wives and husbands may feel the same frustrations at work. But after a rough day at the office, they behave very differently when they get home. This 400-word article explores how work stress can affect marriage.
Time-saving technology could be adding more stress to your workday than you think. This is 400-word article gives practical tips on how to be more productive and reduce stress at work.


A look at how designers like Todd Oldham and Phillippe Starck are teaming up with mass-market retailers like Target to reach a wider audience.
One Connecticut man suspects he was denied a job because of his weight. Though many people say they have been discriminated against in the workplace based on their looks, proving discrimination is often an uphill and costly battle.
Filing your taxes at the last minute? Here are some mistakes to avoid as you fill out your tax return.
Mom-and-pop investors are turning to preferred stock and bond deals for higher returns.