Ada Igoe

Grand Marais, MN USA

Professional Experience

Book draft need editing? Want to make the copy on that new website shine? I've freelanced professionally since graduating with a B.A. in English and Communication in 2007. I write primarily feature articles focusing on regional travel, outdoor recreation, lifestyle (particularly food and beverage), and local history pieces, but compose everything from short stories and personal essays to grants and marketing material (press releases, reports, website copy, et al.). As much as I love putting my words on the page, I'm also passionate about making other people's words sparkle with my proofreading and copyediting services. I'm committed to delivering quality material tailored to each client’s unique needs and requirements. I meet my deadlines and am ready to assist you with your next writing project.


Copy Editor
9 Years
9 Years
Social Media
5 Years


6 Years
6 Years
Business (general)
5 Years


Broadcasting - Ent - Radio (National)
10 Years
Magazine - Local/Regional magazines
6 Years
Online/new media
5 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

10 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Northern Wilds (10+), Lake Superior Magazine (3-5), The Woman Today magazine (3-5), WTIP, North Shore Radio (3-5), Minnesota Conservation Volunteer magazine (1-2), Star Tribune (1-2)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Amanda Abella (1-2)

Other Work History

Museum Manager, Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center, Gunflint Trail, MN Social Networking Assistant, Gunflint Trail Association, Gunflint Trail, MN News Editor, The Cable, student newspaper of the College of St. Scholastica, Duluth, MN Co-Editor, Out of Words, Literary Journal of the College of St. Scholastica, Duluth, MN Intern, Cook County News-Herald, Grand Marais, MN Intern, WTIP 90.7 FM, North Shore Radio, Grand Marais, MN Associate Editor,, New York, NY

Technical Skills

Newspaper and magazine articles, proofreading, editing, business writing (letters, presentations, manuals), commercial writing (advertisements, press releases, etc.), grant writing, historical research

Computer Skills

Word, Excel, Powerpoint,


Laptop (Macbook Pro), digital camera (Canon Powershot D10), 3 in 1 Canon Pixma printer/scanner/copier


• 2014 Minnesota AP Broadcasters Best Documentary Award for “History Speaks: The 1978 Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness Act.” • 2012 Northwoods Woman Short Story Contest Winner for “A Tug on the Line.” • 2011 Minnesota Magazine and Publishing Association Gold Award. Profile Article. "Nurturing Creative Spirits." June/July 2011 Lake Superior Magazine. • 2010 Minnesota AP Broadcasters Award, "Writing" First Place for "The Wave," Of Woods and Words 6/10/2010 radio commentary. • 2010 Minnesota AP Broadcasters Awards, "Series/Special" Honorable Mention for "Legacy of the Civilian Corps" • The Freshwater Review. 2007-08 Best Poetry Award for “An Antiquated Encounter with a Modern Day Fairy Godmother.” • The Freshwater Review. 2009-10 Best Prose Award for “A Tug on the Line.”