Deborah Huso

Monterey, VA USA

Professional Experience

I am a professional freelance writer and Virginia native based in the mountains of Highland County. While Highland is home base for me, I spend a great deal of time on the road as a travel writer with most of my coverage occurring domestically in the southeast and mid-Atlantic with a special focus on the southern mountains. I have written professionally for over 10 years. In that time, I have written a wide array of news and feature articles not only on travel, but also on outdoor recreation, environmental and social issues, government policy, wildlife conservation and management, home design, restoration, and construction, health and fitness, agriculture, history, culture, music, business and real estate. My publication credits include national and regional magazines, major city newspapers, literary journals, online media, travel guides, and books.


Book Author
14 Years
5 Years
14 Years


Home & Garden
10 Years
10 Years
10 Years


Magazine - Large Consumer/National magazines
6 Years
Magazine - Local/Regional magazines
10 Years
Magazine - Trade magazines/publications (B2B)
8 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

10 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

AOL (10+), Military Officer (10+), SUCCESS Magazine (10+)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Echota (10+), Homestead Preserve (10+), Chesapeake Conventions and Tourism (3-5)

Technical Skills

Web and blog design, graphic design

Computer Skills

Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Photoshop


Desktop computers, laptop, netbook, digital camera, printer, fax


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Award of Merit, Historical Feature, International Regional Magazine Association, 2009 Best Print Article, West Virginia Division of Tourism, Stars of the Industry Awards, 2007. 3rd Place, Category Best Print Article, West Virginia Division of Tourism, Stars of the Industry Awards, 2004. 1st Place, In-Depth and Investigative Reporting, Virginia Press Association, 2003.


American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA) ASJA Grievance Committee member Phi Beta Kappa Phi Alpha Theta Bath County Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors (2004-2005) Highland County Chamber of Commerce Little Switzerland Cloggers



You can view extensive examples of my previously published work on my web site at Click on the cover of the magazine you would like to read, and then type the username "read" and password "huso" when prompted.