Steven Yoder

Woodstock, NY USA
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Professional Experience

A writer and editor with more than 10 years of experience in print and online media, I’ve written for Salon, The American Prospect, Good, Men's Health, The Fiscal Times, and others—my work also has been picked up by many outlets, including The Huffington Post, MSN Money, and The Week. While my focus is domestic policy--particularly criminal justice, immigration, and youth policy--I also write about real estate, business, and a range of topics from how to manage a brain freeze to whether people can be happier after getting fired and how much truth there is on consumer complaint websites. Though a journalist first, I also write winning contract proposals and have 20 years of experience as a managing editor, substantive editor, and copy editor. Member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors, Investigative Reporters and Editors, the Society of Professional Journalists, and the National Writers Union.

Expertise

Editor
22 Years
Reporter
14 Years
Writer
20 Years

Specialty

Business (general)
5 Years
Real Estate
5 Years
Crime
5 Years

Industries


Magazine - Large Consumer/National magazines
5 Years
Newsletter - Trade
8 Years
Nonprofit
18 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

10 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

The Fiscal Times (10+), The American Prospect (6-10), The Crime Report (10+), Salon (3-5), Comstock's (10+)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

JBS International (10+)

Other Work History

Freelance Proposal Writer (2006 to present) Consultant Writer-Editor (1998 to present) Managing Editor/Senior Writer-Editor, National Clearinghouse on Families & Youth (1994 to 2001)

Foreign Language Skills

Fluent in Spanish

Equipment

Laptop Digital camera Audio recorder

References

“The piece was fantastic; I’m glad to see it’s helping trigger a new debate.” Blake Zeff, Politics Editor, Salon.com "Thanks, Steve. Nice piece in print and on the web this week. I hope you will continue to pitch us. You're very easy to work with!" Emily Parsons, Managing Editor, The American Prospect "GREAT piece. We'd been talking about trying to do a big project on the effects of this and when you pitched this it felt very serendipitous! Thanks!" Julia Dahl, Deputy Managing Editor, The Crime Report "I really like this--you nailed our tone, and this service piece is very useful." Andrew Daniels, Assistant Editor, MensHealth.com "I assume you saw your story yesterday. I thought it turned out really well. Thanks for all your hard work!" Blaire Briody, Life and Money Editor, The Fiscal Times "Back to you Steve. It's really a very good piece." Andrew Wiener, Guest Editor, The American Prospect

Associations

American Society of Journalists and Authors Investigative Reporters and Editors Society of Professional Journalists National Writers Union

Work Samples

General

Picked up by The Huffington Post, 7/18/12: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/18/americas-suburbs-get-make_n_1682279.html; and Real Clear Markets, 7/18/12: http://www.realclearmarkets.com/2012/07/18/the_new_boomtowns_suburbs_get_city_makeovers_129255.html
Picked up by MSN Money: http://money.msn.com/home-loans/12-places-where-its-wiser-to-rent, and Business Insider, 1/5/12: http://www.businessinsider.com/the-new-american-dream-has-nothing-to-do-with-buying-a-home-2012-1
Picked up by Business Insider, 3/28/12: http://www.businessinsider.com/7-ex-jailbirds-who-made-it-big-in-business-2012-3
Also picked up by Business Insider: http://www.businessinsider.com/colleges-will-pay-you-to-graduate-sooner-2012-7
Also excerpted on the AARP Blog, 1/30/12: http://blog.aarp.org/2012/01/30/strange-math-more-seniors-but-fewer-nursing-homes/
Picked up by Business Insider, 6/11/12: http://www.businessinsider.com/should-homeowners-get-the-same-rights-as-homeowners-2012-6
Picked up by Business Insider, 5/9/12: http://www.businessinsider.com/heres-more-proof-that-banks-are-nicer-to-white-homeowners-2012-5
Picked up by Business Insider, 4/12/12: http://www.businessinsider.com/companies-are-downsizing-their-physical-offices-2012-4, and quoted in The Week, 4/19/12: http://theweek.com/article/index/227010/is-the-office-cubicle-dead
Picked up by Business Insider, 4/3/12: http://www.businessinsider.com/the-5-worst-rental-scams-to-watch-out-for-2012-4
Picked up by MSN Money, 5/7/12: http://money.msn.com/personal-finance/tips.aspx?cp-documentid=6952129, and Business Insider, 3/22/12: http://www.businessinsider.com/the-10-biggest-mistakes-renters-always-make-2012-3
Picked up by MSN Money, 2/28/12: http://money.msn.com/home-loans/the-backlash-against-zillow-and-co-fiscaltimes.aspx, and Business Insider, 2/27/12: http://www.businessinsider.com/zillow-and-trulia-face-backlash-from-real-estate-agents-2012-2
Picked up by Business Insider, 11/4/11: http://www.businessinsider.com/want-to-warn-others-about-a-crappy-company-2011-11
Picked up by Business Insider, 8/25/11: http://www.businessinsider.com/9-filthy-jobs-that-nobody-wants-2011-8
Also picked up by Business Insider: http://www.businessinsider.com/the-cost-of-dying-in-debt-2013-6