nancy averett

Oxford, OH USA

Professional Experience

An award-winning freelance writer, I specialize in health, fitness, environmental and business writing. My work has been featured in numerous magazines and websites including Runner's World, Bicycling, Audubon, Hemispheres, Cincinnati, and Fox New Latino. I understand the art of gathering accurate information quickly and responsibly. My work comes in clean, on time and withstands the scrutiny of fact checkers. I am always willing to uncover that extra anecdote or specific detail that will make a story both useful and a great read. And I am flexible with my words, willing to rewrite my copy as needed to provide clients with the best possible content.


10 Years
15 Years
Social Media
2 Years


Business (general)
3 Years
Environment & Nature
5 Years
6 Years


Magazine - Large Consumer/National magazines
6 Years
Newspaper - Local/Regional
10 Years
1 Year

Total Media Industry Experience

15 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Audubon magazine (10+), Runner's World (10+), Fox News Latino (10+), Cincinnati (6-10), Coloradan (3-5), Inc. magazine (3-5), Pacific Standard (1-2), Sports (1-2)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Children's Law Center, Inc (10+), McGuffey Montessori School (10+), Miami University of Ohio (10+)

Other Work History

Reporter, Allentown Morning Call Reporter, North Jersey Herald News Reporter, Columbia Daily Tribune

Technical Skills

familiarity with Audacity

Foreign Language Skills

proficient in French



Computer Skills

Word, Excel, HTML, Photoshop, Powerpoint


laptop, digital camera, digital audio recorder

Work Permits & Visas



Katie Neitz, editor Runner's World., Alisa Opar, editor Audubon,, Linda Vaccariello, editor at Cincinnati magazine,


2003 First Place Pennsylvania Women’s Press Association, “A Tough Sad Day. Tears, Salutes Mark End of Recovery Efforts at World Trade Center Site.” 1999 First Place New Jersey Press Association “Language Isn’t the Only Lesson Learned.” 1997 Honorable Mention Missouri Press Association “Facing AIDS.”


National Association of Science Writers, Investigative Reporters and Editors


Writing Samples

series of newsletter articles and web copy for non-profit client
Profile on Cincinnati jeweler designer who creates new pieces out of antiques and was the stylist for country western singer Miranda Lambert's wedding.
slide show and captions on unusual fungi from recently published book.
Narrative profile of Alison Delgado, who won the first marathon she ever entered—Cincinnati's Flying Pig—then was nearly killed in a traffic accident. Miraculously, she returned to the starting line of that event, thinking of winning once again.
News story on an organization that pairs extreme athletes with scientists in an effort to promote conservation.
Web profiles of high-acheiving students at Miami University Ohio, part of web marketing campaign.
Personal essay on a trip to Paris I took with my mother when I was in college and she was reaching middle age.
Independent Latino film that won award at Sundance was funded through crowdsourcing and social media.
A look at the companies that provided the finishers' medals, recycling bins, timing, and heat-reflective blankets to the 14th annual Flying Pig Marathon in Cincinnati.
University of Wisconsin Geographer creates specialized elevation maps for elite runners, including those that tackled this year's London Olympic Marathon.