I have experience writing the following:

  • Curated link lists (“listicles”)
  • Q&As
  • Interviews
  • Features (people, places, current event subjects, topic surveys)
  • Interpretive articles and essays 
  • Blog posts
  • News shorts
  • Newsletter items
  • Calendar items
  • Editorials
  • Basic data entry for building newsletter subscription lists
  • Recipes (and recipe editing)

I am familiar with AP Style, APA (for science writing annotations) and common recipe writing standards. I can work with house style and I can generate unique style sheets as needed. I have worked “on deadline” for 25+ years. I know how to fact-check and how to corroborate sources. In some cases I might be able to produce publication-ready high-resolution digital photographic images to accompany some manuscripts.

I have a degree with honors specializing in Journalism/Magazine Editing and Production from Columbia College Chicago (’90). I specialize in taking difficult subjects (scientific or academic, for instance) and simplifying them for the layperson in a way that is engaging.

See Specialties to learn what subjects interest me the most. I write as a specialist and am not typically interested in general topics, but you can always ask, as my personal interests are rather eclectic.

Want to see previous work? Contact me at or call me at 206.618.7348 and I can send you samples or links as necessary.

Please note: I am a professional independent journalist and do not work on spec. I will not accept gratis work as I already write monthly for nonprofit publishers. I will not write for clients who use a payment model based on clicks-per-view.

Rates and terms are negotiable. Payment should cover not only research and writing time, but also expenses for research and travel as needed. I will require an writer/client contract be completed at the time of assignment and can provide a general agreement form in the event the client does not have one available.

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