Rachel Quartarone

Atlanta, GA USA

Professional Experience

A self-professed foodie and "history nerd," I'm an Atlanta-based freelance writer with a knack for research and a love of learning. For more than 10 years, I worked in the museum field writing for exhibits and developing programs on topics ranging from dinosaurs to chocolate. While I continue to serve as a museum consultant, I am also seeking to grow as a journalist. I feel I am particularly well suited to write about topics such as museums, heritage tourism, food and folklore traditions, natural history and Southern history and culture. I also enjoy writing articles related to women's health, parenting and family travel. I hold a Bachelor's in history and a Master of Heritage Preservation degree. A native Georgian, I enjoy covering travel and tourism in my home state as well as abroad. I have a passion for travel, eating good food, exploring local culture and uncovering connections to the past. I explore these topics and more on my personal blog, www.timeforgoodfood.com.


15 Years
13 Years
15 Years


Arts & Humanities
15 Years
3 Years
4 Years


Online/new media
4 Years
6 Years
15 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

4 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Sea Island Magazine (1-2), Words & Numbers Educational Media (10+), Bespoke Magazine (1-2), Fodor's Travel (6-10), Northstar Travel Media - Weissmann Reports (3-5), Atlanta Parent Magazine (3-5), Positive Energy Media (1-2), Pregnancy & Newborn Magazine (1-2), Southwest Georgia Living Magazine (1-2), RedTricycle.com (3-5)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Fernbank Museum of Natural History (1-2), Atlanta Botancial Garden (1-2)

Other Work History

Manager of Adult and Special Exhibition Programming - Fernbank Museum of Natural History (2000-2006) Malone, Inc. - Communications Specialist (1997-1999)

Foreign Language Skills

Spanish (basic reading and speaking abilities)

Computer Skills

Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Adobe PhotoShop


Digital camera, digital audio recorder, laptop, video camera


Personal Blog

My personal blog focused on Southern food, family memories and kitchen experiments.


For six months, I served as the Atlanta writer submitting 10 location descriptions and photos per month. To view all my work, simply click the link and search for "Rachel Quartarone." Descriptions include Parish Foods and Goods, the Atlanta Cupcake Factory, the Atlanta Roller Girls, Hotel Palomar, City Segway Tours and much more. Wcities.com syndicates content to other travel related Web sites such as www.travelchannel.com, www.travel.aol.com, www.randmcnally.com and www.marriott.com.
Short article on train excursions in Georgia.
An article geared toward golfers with short descriptions of riverfront Savannah hotels.
Article for Atlanta Parent Magazines's "Family Fun Guide" on apple picking in the North Georgia Mountains.
A short food history fact sheet
A short fact sheet on honey and different varietals.
Travel article geared toward young, urban women about planning a summer getaway to Atlanta.
Travel story on North Carolina's High Country.
A family-friendly guide to Atlanta's historic Oakland Cemetery.
Round up of Atlanta's best mac and cheese for the family.
Fun "old school" attractions in Atlanta.
A look at fall dessert trends with Sea Island Resort's executive pastry chef.
Article highlighting schools in metro Atlanta with extensive foreign language learning programs.
A front-of-book piece I wrote for Fodor's Guide to the Carolinas and Georgia on Southern plantation museums. I also edited and updated three chapters in the guide.
An article on a few outstanding Atlanta restaurants that have stood the test of time.
Online article that provides a short history and overview of Amicalola Falls in Georgia.
A look at Atlanta's burgeoning craft beer scene and its hottest beer bars.
Short article with date and entertainment ideas for couples in Atlanta.
Article on charter schools related to metro Atlanta area parents.
Travel article on Atlanta targeted to a male audience.
A review of Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus in Atlanta.
Article on Georgia's burgeoning wine region.
Guide to apple picking in the North Georgia Mountains.
Online version of a print piece I wrote on coping with a complicated pregnancy.