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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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)
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
Photography, photo editing, blogging, podcasting, magazine design, digital storytelling, copywriting
MacBook Pro laptop, printer, DSLR camera, fax machine, scanner, copier, podcasting equipment, digital voice recorder, iPad, iPhone
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