Nancy Zimmerman

Santa Fe, NM USA
Website: http://

Professional Experience

As a freelancer I've written frequently on travel, art, architecture, and cuisine. I'm an expert on Santa Fe and the Southwest, having covered the area for Sunset Magazine, Compass American Guides, Zagat Surveys, Fodor's Guides, and local publications. My magazine staff jobs include serving as editor-in-chief of Islands Magazine, executive editor for Outside Magazine's two annual Travel Guides, and editor-in-chief of Santa Fe Trend. I'm especially adept at tackling complex topics that require interviewing multiple sources. I've covered business matters both domestic and international, and particularly enjoy assignments that require me to establish the historical and cultural context of the article subject. I'm fluent in Spanish and French, and am a highly competent translation editor. I also do scriptwriting and video production, with an emphasis on environmental topics and issues advocacy.


25 Years
25 Years
Other, Specify
15 Years


Environment & Nature
7 Years
Other, Specify
20 Years
25 Years


Magazine - Large Consumer/National magazines
25 Years
5 Years
Magazine - Local/Regional magazines
16 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

25 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Santa Fe Trend Magazine (10+), Santa Fean Magazine (10+), Paragon Books (10+), Grace Communications (10+), Sherman Asher Publishing (6-10), Studio Karina (3-5), Gran Via Publishing (10+), Trend Magazine (10+), Western Edge Publishing (10+), American Archaeology Magazine (3-5), American Cowboy Magazine (3-5), American Eagle Latitudes (3-5), ParaCulture Books (1-2), Scripps Networks/HGTV Web site (1-2), Digital Visions Video Productions (10+)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

State Tourism Dep't., NM (10+), Bioneers (3-5), Horizons Sustainable Financial Services (3-5), Studio Karina Graphic Design (3-5), Santa Fe 400th Anniversary (3-5), Santa Fe Community College/EnergySmart Academy (3-5), PMB Design (1-2), The Bavarian Lodge, Taos (1-2), The Gilt Groupe (1-2), Inn on the Alameda, Santa Fe (1-2), Northstar Travel Media (1-2), Core Value Design, Inc. (1-2), Blue Rain Gallery, Santa Fe, NM (10+), Design Santa Fe (10+), Hunter Kirkland Contemporary (10+), Meredith Integrated Marketing, Des Moines, IA (1-2), Xynergy Web Design, Santa Fe (10+), WellSpring Naturals (6-10), Kris Lajeskie Design Group (6-10), Hyatt Hotels (3-5), Visions Design Group (3-5)

Other Work History

Executive Editor, Outside Magazine's two annual travel issues Editor-in-Chief/Associate Publisher, Islands Magazine Southwest Editor, Sunset Magazine Editor-in-Chief, Santa Fe Trend Magazine Contributing Editor, Fodor's Guide to New Mexico Managing Editor, La Herencia Magazine Translation Editor, Western Edge Press Los Angeles Bureau Chief, Business Tokyo Magazine

Foreign Language Skills

Translator/translation editor of Spanish Translation editor of French Rudimentary German

Computer Skills

Mac OS 10 Word


Latest iMac, audio recorder


Available upon request

Work Samples

Writing Samples

(Santa Fe Trend Magazine 7/1/2006)
Native American Joshua Madalena of Jemez Pueblo in New Mexico has revived the artistic style of pottery created by his ancestors that had been lost for 300 years. By recalling the stories of his grandmother and other tribal elders, he succeeded in recreating the unique black-on-white pottery.
(Santa Fe Trend Magazine 7/1/2006)
The Santa Fe retreat of an art-loving couple features innovative design by architect Mark Dubois and an art collection that includes works by Richard Tuttle, Richard Serra, Ed Ruscha, Kiki Smith, Agnes Martin, and Robert Rauschenberg, among others.
(Santa Fe Trend Magazine 7/1/2006)
Art and science may seem like opposite disciplines, but in fact the two are closely aligned. Santa Fe is the country's second-largest art market and also a haven for scientific laboratories and think tanks; here, art and science find expression in ways that underscore their compatibility.
(Santa Fe Trend Magazine 7/1/2006)
A minimalist aesthetic combines ancient wisdom and contemporary grace.
(Trend Magaine 8/1/2008)
Connecting a new model of ecology, design, and activism
(Trend magazine 11/1/2014)
Native American chefs create a healthier future by reclaiming the past.
(Trend magazine 8/1/2014)
Native American street art sparks a dialogue about cultural and environmental issues.


(Latitudes 12/1/2012)
The Christmas Eve candlelit Farolito Walk brings Santa Fe residents and visitors together in a unique expression of seasonal cheer.
(EcoSource 6/1/2012)
Santa Fe Community College moves the green revolution out of the laboratory and into real life.
(Trend Magazine 11/1/2011)
Architects and designers are leading the way to meaningful social change by transforming the way we perceive and experience the built environment.
(Blue Rain Gallery 5/30/2009)
A description and catalog of the one-woman exhibition by Native American artist Tammy Garcia at the Rockwell Museum of Western Art.
(Santa Fe Trend 11/10/2013)
Traditions old and new fuse in New Mexico's culinary landscape.
(EcoSource 11/15/2013)
Yes, we CAN solve the problem of climate change. Local visionary Ed Mazria shows us how.
(Latitudes 7/1/2012)
Luxurious resorts with a sense of place abound in the American Southwest, where proponents of contemporary architecture and design find fresh inspiration in the ancient cultures, distinctive geography and mystical allure of the desert.
(Santa Fe Trend 11/10/2013)
Chaos and control in the art of Peter Burega