Danette Watt

Alton, IL USA
Website: http://http://danettewatt.com/

Professional Experience

I am a skilled journalist who writes primarily on health, wellness and fitness topics and artist profiles. I've written articles and newsletters on those subjects for magazines and newspapers.


15 Years
15 Years
Social Media
1 Year


2 Years
5 Years


Magazine - Local/Regional magazines
3 Years
Marketing (in-house) - Small to mid-sized corp. cl
3 Years
Newspaper - Community
15 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

15 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Community Health magazine (10+), 2 local newspapers (10+)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

local small business (10+)

Other Work History

As regional editor at CommHealth, I wrote 2 main stories, a side bar, a pictorial feature, a compilation of press releases and Q&A with an expert each month for Southern IL and SE MO monthly for 18 months. General reporter at one local paper for about 15 years and currently with second paper. I've written a monthly newsletter since July 2011 for a yoga studio/massage therapy center and have been managing their FB page the past year or so. Worked several years in the marketing dept. of a leading provider of e-learning solutions for healthcare organizations and a longtime leader in print and digital publishing of medical ed. materials. Worked with business segment VPs on media plans and budgets and implementing plan with marketing collateral, sales sheets, ads etc. Taught Basic Newswriting class at local community college 4 years. Also experienced in proofreading and copyediting and have basic photography skills.

Technical Skills

word press

Computer Skills

Word; Mac OS;


Mac laptop; Nikon digital camera;


available on request


Artist profiles

Painter explores relationship with nature.
Potter blends native patterns with a modern aesthetic.

Athlete profiles

Para-athlete doesn't let his disability stop him from doing what he loves.