Kristen Hall-Geisler

Portland, OR USA

Professional Experience

I've worked in automotive journalism as a writer and editor since 2002. Even within the auto writing niche, there are specialties, and I've written about exotic cars, alternative fuel cars, and where those two worlds collide: electric vehicle drag racing. I also write quite a bit about the Pacific Northwest, even if it isn't car-related. I just love where I live.


Copy Editor
6 Years
5 Years
6 Years


8 Years
Business (general)
2 Years
2 Years


Magazine - Large Consumer/National magazines
6 Years
Magazine - Local/Regional magazines
3 Years
Newspaper - National
3 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

8 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Portland Monthly (6-10), (10+), (10+), (10+), New York Times (10+)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Author Solutions, Inc. (10+), Publication Services (10+)

Technical Skills

Adobe Photoshop Elements

Foreign Language Skills

Intermediate French, basic Spanish


Freelancers Union

Computer Skills

Word, Excel, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Acrobat, Windows XP and Vista, HTML


MS Office 2007, DSL connection, email, audio recorder, digital camera, copier/printer/scanner, Amazon Kindle


Norman Mayersohn, Editor, NY Times Autos,; Kasey Cordell, Portland Monthly,


Northwest Automotive Press Association, American Society of Journalists and Authors, Willamette Writers



This is a good example of the kind of automotive reporting I do for, which is owned by Discovery.
Profile of Brammo, an Ashland, Oregon-based company that released its first electric motorcycle in summer 2009.
"In a nutshell" descriptions of exotic cars, from Lamborghini to Lotus, plus luxury marques like Maybach and Rolls-Royce. If it's crazy expensive and relatively rare, you can find a profile and pictures on my site.
Not only did I report and write this article, but I provided the images.


Profile of Mark Frohnmayer, electric vehicle entrepreneur and sustainability wonk, who lives and works to improve his Eugene, Oregon, neighborhood.
Dark Horse, the third largest comic book publisher in the country, is bestowing its archives on the founder's alma mater, Portland State University.


I performed the copy edit on this self-published book for Publication Services. The author, Chi Newman, published this memoir through Wheatmark Books.
I performed the copy edit on this YA book by J. L. Sheerin for Publication Services, who contracted with the self-publishing house iUniverse.