Rae Francoeur

Manhattan, NY USA

Professional Experience

I'm a fast, reliable, smart freelance journalist and editor with a special knack for intriguing angles and fresh ideas. My reviews, essays and feature articles appear weekly in publications around the country. Seal Press published my memoir, "Free Fall," in 2010. I've accumulated wonderful reviews and awards. I have an extensive background in arts and feature writing, and in managing creative services.


Book Author
10 Years
20 Years
20 Years


Arts & Humanities
10 Years
Books & Literature
20 Years
Women's Issues
15 Years


Magazine - Local/Regional magazines
10 Years
Newspaper - Local/Regional
20 Years
10 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

20 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

GateHouse Media (10+), Ottaway Newspapers (10+), Museum of Fine Arts Boston (10+)

Other Work History

Director of Creative Services, Peabody Essex Museum; Managing Editor, Sunday Portsmouth Herald; Manager of Editorial at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Managing editor of North Shore Magazine

Foreign Language Skills

some Spanish

Computer Skills

Word, OS10, Quark, InDesign


laptop, digital SRL camera, iPad, audio recorder, etc.


Please contact me for my list of references, which is extensive


Associated Press science writing, Boston Author's Society Annual Best Author Award


American Association of Museums, MediaBistro, upcoming speaker at American Society of Journalists and Authors



Once a woman has been successfully treated for breast cancer, she is expected to re-enter her previous life and return to business as usual. Sometimes the scariest part of breast cancer is moving on. Survivors experience isolation, alienation and post-treatment depression. Some hospitals and medical centers are beginning to address these problems.
Rae Padilla Francoeur's website used to promote her memoir "Free Fall."
A recent book review. I write a weekly review under the heading "Book Notes" and the reviews appear in newspapers and website across the United States.
A well-known and beloved therapist died suddenly one year ago. Mitchell Cohen was an enormous presence on Boston's North Shore and a committed and powerful member of his community. A look back at a community's efforts to recover from his shocking and heartbreaking loss.