Meredith Pratt

Washington, DC USA

Professional Experience

In just a few years, I've been on the fast track to developing a wealth of experience editing, producing and writing for travel, lifestyle, consumer, industry and trade publications. Working with designers, freelancers, clients and colleagues, I've grown to meet the unique challenges of these publications head on with a cool head, a creative mind and recognized skill. My work has run the gamut from luxury homes to boldfaced names and from local events to international travel. My writing has appeared in Executive Travel Magazine, Frommer's, Globe Pequot Press, WaterSki Magazine, Washington Flyer, Home & Design, WebMD the Magazine, Baltimore Magazine, Cleveland Clinic Magazine and more.


3 Years
5 Years


3 Years
3 Years
Other, Specify
3 Years


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

Total Media Industry Experience

5 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Home and Design Magazine (3-5), Health Monitor Magazine (1-2)

Foreign Language Skills

Some Spanish

Computer Skills

In Design CS2 and CS3, Word, Quark, Excel, Adobe Photoshop, PowerPoint, Mac, Windows XP


laptop, desktop, DSL

Work Permits & Visas

U.S. Citizen with valid passport


Supplied upon request


Active Member: National Press Club, Washington, DC



Travel feature story on Montreal for Flyer's annual arts issue in 2006. The article appeared in Check In, a department in Flyer covering travel trends and interesting locales.
A sample story on interior designer Fabiola Martens' home in Georgetown, Washington, D.C. The article includes information on the architecture, design, history and specifications behind the Italian-style house. Appeared in Home & Design's annual Designers at Home issue.
Traveled to Madrid for international feature on the city's culture, arts, theatre and music for Flyer's annual fall arts issue.
Researched, interviewed and wrote profile on Dr. Craig Lambrecht for WebMD's annual feature, "Health Heroes," honoring everyday people in the U.S. who have accomplished medical feats.
Sample of travel feature written for Flyer, highlighting two towns—one for logging long-distance and the other as a weekend escape.
A local perspective on one of D.C.'s burgeoning neighborhoods.
I traveled to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., to report on the opening of the Hilton Beach Resort and the emerging trend of new luxury hotels in a town known for its spring breakers. Story appeared in Flyer's annual Food Issue.
How did star singer Deborah Gibson overcome her often debilitating panic attacks? An informative profile discussing anxiety disorder for Health Monitor Magazine.
Interviewed Food Network star Duff Goldman of his hit-reality television cooking show Ace of Cakes for Flyer's annual Food Issue.
Sample of article written for Cleveland Clinic Magazine, a publication for association patients and donors with a readership of about 100,000. (Link is to magazine's web site; PDF is of clip)


Joined the publication in 2005 as an editorial intern, and have since been promoted to managing editor. Duties include developing ideas for stories and issues, managing freelancers and assignments, writing travel feature stories, editing and researching. Covers travel, trends, dining, celebrities.
I served as a social reporter covering Baltimore events and personalities, as well as fact checking and researching. Compiled and updated information for annual Bride issue and annual Best of Baltimore issue. Bylines appeared: August and October 2004.
I compiled stories, wrote article headlines and revised copy to be web-ready for the news site. Also routinely monitored the Associated Press national news wires for potential stories and published those to the Web site using Dreamweaver software.
I manage this publication for the NFBPA, working with the association from concept to bluelines. Duties include building an issue theme, developing story angles with freelancers and assigning stories as well as writing, editing and directing art design.
Wrote, fact checked and compiled information for the 2nd Edition to Frommer's travel guidebooks series. To be published 2009.
Author of a cultural guidebook for Globe Pequot Press, part of an inventive new series for visitors who only have 48 hours to spend in Washington, D.C. Covers attractions, nightlife, restaurants, neighborhoods and museums. To be published early 2009.