Tanja Kern

Springfield, MO USA
Website: http://www.tanjakern.com

Professional Experience

I'm a lifestyle writer and content editor who focuses on interior design, home improvement and travel. As a staff editor for Better Homes and Gardens Kitchen and Bath Ideas magazine, I produced “get the look” pieces and wrote features on kitchen and bath remodels. Editors count on me to report the latest design trends and source fashionable products for their photo shoots. I write features, service pieces and Web copy. In addition, I report for B2B magazines covering news about design showrooms and home centers. I love the process of creating a story for the page—online or in print—that captures the reader’s imagination and personal ambition. Better Homes & Gardens publications, Bobvila.com, Fodor's, Los Angeles magazine and SHOP.com are some of my regular clients. Reach me at tanja@tanjakern.com Check out more of my work at www.tanjakern.com


15 Years
Content Editor (online)
12 Years
15 Years


Business (general)
15 Years
15 Years
Home & Garden
15 Years


Magazine - Large Consumer/National magazines
15 Years
Magazine - Trade magazines/publications (B2B)
15 Years
Online/new media
12 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

15 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Better Homes & Gardens Kitchen & Bath Ideas (10+), Countertop Business (10+), Floor Covering Weekly (10+), Ocean Magazine (10+), Presidio Sentinel (10+), Ranch & Coast (10+), Bobvila.com (6-10), CA Modern (10+), CMA Publishing (3-5), Fodor's (3-5), Woman's Day-Home Group (3-5), American Airlines Publishing (1-2), Fine Interiors (1-2), Floor Covering Weekly (10+), Log Home Magazine (3-5), Los Angeles Magazine (6-10)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Lunada Bay Tile (10+), NAMM (10+), SHOP.com (10+), Duehr & Associates (10+), Communicators International (10+), CHEFS (3-5)

Other Work History

Associate Editor, Better Homes & Gardens Kitchen & Bath Ideas Tile Editor, Floor Covering Weekly Associate Editor, Snack Food & Wholesale Bakery Associate Editor, Presidio Sentinal

Foreign Language Skills


Computer Skills

Illustrator, InDesign, PhotoShop, PowerPoint, Keynote, HTML


PC, Mac, voice recorder, Canon 35mm camera,

Work Permits & Visas

U.S. citizen


Available upon request


Home & Garden

Old-world design details create a family-friendly kitchen in a historical 1800s Massachusetts home.
Decorative and durable, natural stone adds dimension to both interior and exterior remodeling projects.
Room Service: master bedroom designs that really deliver.
Reviews of the best home & garden companies in San Diego.
A rundown of earth-friendly products and accessories for the home.
Discusses the latest materials for countertops.


Serve up these bite-size treats at your next party.


Bora Bora has long been recognized as Gauguin’s inspiration and the destination for lovey-dovey honeymooners, but the exotic locale now offers more for the established set than ever before.
The Keating's 116-year-old historical exterior looks nothing like its new sexy interior, remade into a hotel in 2006.