Lynn Michelle Ermann

New York, NY USA

Professional Experience

FREELANCE WRITER: (1996-2012; 2023-present) essays/short memoir/features in national publications, including The New York Times (City Weekly; Real Estate; Home; "Generations" column), The Washington Post (Magazine; Style; Arts), The New York Daily News (CitySmarts; Now; Food; Arts; Health; Workplace; Travel), The Wall Street Journal, In Style, E-The Environmental Magazine, Architectural Record, Saveur, ARTnews, Muse-Science Magazine for Kids, and Glamour/RESEARCH & BOOKS (2006-present): several repped but unsold book projects (two in samples); background research for Redbook story on gambling; on-site interviews/observation over nearly two years at two NYC crisis respites for two projects; narratives/oral histories for nonprofits; fun, if not quite successful, attempt at an educational graphic novel script for kids; ongoing: reported essays; reported screenplay; radio and print pitches; research/DEVELOPMENTAL EDITOR/COACH (2008-present)


7 Years
18 Years



Newspaper - National
18 Years
Newspaper - National
18 Years
Book publishing - all
8 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

16 Years

Other Work History

volunteer & paid writing instructor/tutor for adults and teens; literacy specialist at NYPL after school program; volunteer & paid advocacy/community outreach specialist, including education efforts with a Test & Trace team in highly impacted neighborhoods and on-site testimony collection from victims of abusive NYPD policies; marketing assistant for Ragle Photo, my husband's studio


American Society of Journalists and Authors; Editorial Freelancers Association; Association of Independents in Radio



History & NYC

Wildlife Trade & Invasive Species

Advocacy Projects

Architecture & Art