Katie Bacon

Brookline, MA USA

Professional Experience

I'm an experienced writer and editor who's written long-form profiles, features, and book reviews for national publications and edited articles, books, and corporate projects. I've written about everything from the near-collapse and then meteoric rise of a top charter school to the story behind Obama's pick to head the FCC. I've edited major feature articles on genetics, the military, biotechnology, and many other topics.


Copy Editor
10 Years
15 Years
6 Years


Books & Literature
12 Years
5 Years
6 Years


Magazine - Large Consumer/National magazines
12 Years
Online/new media
10 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

19 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Harvard Law Bulletin (6-10), Harvard Law Today (1-2), The Boston Globe (1-2)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Brandeis University (1-2), Picturelife (1-2), Sugarbush Mountain (1-2)

Other Work History

Worked at The Atlantic and at Legal Affairs before becoming a freelance writer and editor.

Foreign Language Skills

Basic French and Italian

Computer Skills

Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OS X, HTML


Laptop, scanner, audio recorder


Available upon request


Writing Samples

A feature profile of Julius Genachowski, the head of the FCC under Obama.
A feature article about the struggle behind the creation of one of Boston's highest-performing charter schools.
A book review of "The American Way of Eating" by Tracie McMillan.
A Q&A with a businessman and scholar with a plan for curbing the human-trafficking industry.


I was brought on as an outside editor/reader to do a line-by-line edit on Acting Together: Performance and the Creative Transformation of Conflict, Volumes I and II (released in 2011). I also gave feedback on the overall structure, flow, and organization of the works.
This is an example of one of the feature articles I helped conceptualize and edit while at The Atlantic. The article was selected for inclusion in Best American Science and Nature Writing and became the basis for a book nominated for the National Book Award.