I have 20+ years of experience writing about food, agriculture, home, health, and parenting for Redbook, USA Today, Women's Health, Civil Eats, Daily Parent, Better Homes & Gardens, Forbes Travel Guide, and more. Profiles are a specialty.
I've created brand content for Electrolux, Volvo CE, Fig Industries and Capital Blue. I also do copywriting, copyediting and proofreading for print and web.
In 2007, Chronicle Books published my cookbooks, KILLER PIES and KILLER CHILI. I'm a former magazine managing editor and have taught college-level writing and journalism courses for more than 10 years.
I tell stories that are compelling and well-crafted but also cleanly written and strongly reported. I freelance full time, and I'm always looking for new projects, large or small, national or regional.
I'd love to work with you. You can reach me at email@example.com.
Home & Garden
Magazine - Large Consumer/National magazines
Magazine - Local/Regional magazines
Total Media Industry Experience
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Susquehanna Style magazine (10+), DailyParent.com (10+), LiveLoveLux.com (10+), Fig Industries (writing & proofreading) (10+), USA Today/Studio Gannett magazines (10+), The Penn Stater alumni magazine (3-5), Women's Health magazine (3-5), Pennsylvania Pursuits magazine (3-5), ExplorePAHistory.com (copyediting) (3-5), Central Penn Parent (3-5), CivilEats.com (3-5), Better Homes & Gardens (1-2), Redbook (1-2), Central PA magazine (10+), Food & Wine (1-2), Country Sampler magazine (1-2), Masthead Media (1-2)
Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Electrolux (10+), Parragon Books (6-10), ExplorePAHistory.com/WITF, Inc. (3-5), Fig Industries (copywriting & proofreading) (10+), Downtown Carlisle Association (PA) (1-2), Keybridge Communications (copyediting) (1-2), Creative Vision (1-2), Volvo (1-2), Yoga at Simply Well.com (copyediting) (1-2), Capital Blue (10+)
Other Work History
blogger, freelance writer, freelance editor, copywriter, copyeditor, proofreader, fact-checker, managing editor, online magazine founder/editor, cookbook author, writing instructor/professor
blogging, AP style, Chicago style, magazine design, digital storytelling, copywriting, fact-checking, proofreading, editing
MacBook Pro laptop, printer, DSLR camera, fax machine, scanner, copier, podcasting equipment, digital voice recorder, iPad, iPhone, Adobe CC
Gold Award for feature-writing, International Association of Business Communicators (2001); nominated for CRMA Feature-Writing Award (2001); nominated for PSU English Dept. Teaching Award (2005)
Society of Professional Journalists, American Society of Journalists and Authors