Diane Curtis

Mill Valley, CA USA

Professional Experience

Seasoned editor and writer with specialties in education, politics and law but with a generalist background and interest as well. Adept at writing think pieces as well as light features. Long-time UPI reporter, which included stint as White House correspondent. Also have been an editorial writer at the San Francisco Chronicle. Willing to take on any assignment. My education stories can be viewed by doing a search for Diane Curtis at www.edutopia.org. Legal stories on the California Bar Journal website are at www.calbar.ca.gov. (Do a search for Diane Curtis.)


Content Editor (online)
6 Years
Copy Editor
25 Years
25 Years


7 Years
20 Years
25 Years


Newspaper - Local/Regional
15 Years
PR (in-house) - Small to mid-sized corp. clients
7 Years
Wire Service
10 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

25 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

California Bar Journal (10+), After-School Magazine (1-2), Boalt Hall Law School (1-2)

Other Work History

The George Lucas Educational Foundation, staff writer/editor; San Francisco Chronicle, education reporter, editorial writer; Associated Press, United Press International, San Jose Mercury, Sacramento Bee (staff positions)

Technical Skills

Fireworks, Dreamweaver, Adobe, DNN, Rapidweaver

Computer Skills

Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Windows, Mac (use MacX for freelance)


laptop, 35 mm camera, tape recorder


California Teachers Association 1996, first place for editorial writing; Best in the West 1995, first place for editorial writing; Pannell Kerr Forster Achievement Awards 1986, outstanding financial writing (team coverage)



Story about the Stolen Valor Act for the California Bar Journal. Other stories from the California Bar Journal can be found by doing a search for Diane Curtis at www.calbar.ca.gov.
Overview of the benefits of project-based learning. Other stories written for The George Lucas Educational Foundation can be found by doing a search for Diane Curtis at www.edutopia.org.