Patricia Terry

Chicago, IL USA

Professional Experience

A freelance professional, I deliver clean, colorful and well-researched copy on everything from landscape gardening, the environment and home design to Habitat home-building in the Mekong Delta. Along with Pat Terry photos, my travel, home and environmental articles have appeared in magazines, major newspapers and Internet media. On travel stories, I often team up with Cliff Terry, an award-winning feature writer who's also authored guidebooks to Chicago.


Copy Editor
4 Years
15 Years
10 Years


Environment & Nature
3 Years
10 Years
Home & Garden
15 Years


Magazine - Trade magazines/publications (B2B)
10 Years
Newspaper - Local/Regional
2 Years
Association publication
3 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

20 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Chicago Tribune (6-10), (3-5), Chicago Sun-Times (1-2)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Tandem Design (1-2)

Other Work History

Chicago Tribune, Fairchild Publications (Home Furnishings Daily, WWD), Retail Floorcovering Institute, International Home & Housewares Association

Technical Skills

Photoshop, Adobe

Foreign Language Skills

Spanish - speak decently, read with help of a dictionary but comprehend less.

Computer Skills

Word, Excel, OSX 10


Nikon DSL70, 3 Mac computers, audio recorders


Upon request


Silver Trumpet-International, Publicity Club of Chicago; Silver Dome-Excellence in Broadcasting, Illinois Broadcasters Association.


Association for Women Journalists, board of directors; Society of Professional Journalists; Chicago Headline Club; Independent Writers of Chicago; Publicity Club of Chicago; Freelance Success; Media Bistro

Work Samples

Home & Garden

(Midwest Home Chicago 10/23/2016)
Chicago restaurateur built an intimate, enclosed garden in the heart of Chicago, reminiscent of villas in his native Italy, and starring a spectacular cascade down the wall of his garage.


(Chicago Sun-Times 10/23/2016)
Avid collector of Mexican art designs her living space as a gallery.