I've written about food, home/garden, health & parenting for Redbook, USA Today/Studio Gannett, Women's Health, Civil Eats, Daily Parent, Better Homes & Gardens, Spirit, Susquehanna Style, and more.
I've created brand content for Electrolux, Volvo and Capital Blue. I also do copywriting, copyediting and proofreading for print & the web. In 2007, Chronicle Books published my cookbooks, KILLER PIES and KILLER CHILI. I'm also a former magazine managing editor. I taught college-level writing and journalism courses for 10 years.
What do I bring to the table? Stylish wordsmithery. Meticulous editing. Compelling storytelling. Strong reporting and research. An ear for quotes. Work that's clean and on time.
I freelance full time, and I'm ALWAYS looking for new projects. I have a flexible schedule and am close to Philadelphia, D.C./Baltimore & NYC.
E-mail: stephanieawitmer (at) gmail (dot) 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+), FEAST magazine (copyediting, fact-checking) (10+), Fig magazine (writing & proofreading) (10+), USA Today custom 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+)
Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Electrolux (10+), Parragon Books (6-10), ExplorePAHistory.com/WITF, Inc. (3-5), Fig Industries (copywriting) (3-5), 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 (6-10)
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