for publications

A staff can only do so much. Trust me — as the former editor-in-chief of a major cycling magazine, I know. But outsourcing can be a challenge as well. Finding the right person to help write reviews, cover developing stories, deliver compelling long form, or whatever else your content necessitates can be exhausting, only to find they don’t meet deadlines or respond well to editorial feedback, or the content they promised isn’t what they deliver. Or maybe you’re looking for help with editorial work because your platform is growing faster than you can reasonably manage.

I’ve been on both sides of this table and understand the importance of professionalism, clear communication, expectations, and deadlines. I’ve worked for print and web as a writer and editor, with seasoned writers as well as new writers or writers for whom English is not their primary language.

  • Travel (tourism and adventure)
  • Personal essay
  • Bicycle news, reviews, and interviews (hey that rhymes!)
  • Outdoor industry and news
  • Health and wellness, including nutrition and body work
  • editorial offshoring

Clips

ESPN: How Three Women Conquered the Great Divide

Belt: King Coal and the West Virginia Mine Wars Museum (republished at this Alternet link, as well as in Voices from the Rust Belt and Anyone Can Write)

Sierra: Crossing a Great Divide

RootsRated: Three Camping Recipes with an Appalachian Twist

Testimonials

Having just completed a cover to cover review of Issue 209 I must say the editorial well of this issue is FANTASTIC!!  I’m so pleased to be reading solid edit about interesting places to ride. 

Congratulations Carolyne as I suspect your role as the newly appointed “Supreme Editorialship-person” played a part in this much needed evolution.  So pleased to have spent 45 minutes sucking up each and every feature within the issue. Plus I intend to add some of these destinations to my “must-ride” file.

—Howard, subscriptions manager

I just finished reading issue 209.  I very much enjoyed the magazine.  It seems like [magazine] took a small turn since you took over.  The magazine seemed a bit “grittier”.  I mean this in the best way possible  I don’t know if this was purposeful, imagined, or just the rain outside and the mentions of the Cape and Martha’s Vineyard (which I visited often growing up in MA) which stirred me.  I hope the rest of your readers enjoyed it as much as I did.

—Jason, reader

As a (reasonably-ish) long time subscriber, just a quick note to say that I’m really, really enjoying the magazine under your editorship. Words and pictures both — keep up the funny, serious, inclusive, moving, irreverent, informative, punk-af good work! 

—Chris, reader

I’ve been a subscriber for quite some time…No offense to your predecessors, who all did a fine job, but I feel a new pep in the pedal stroke of [magazine] right now. Keep up the great work!

—Jonathan, reader

“I’m a lifetime [magazine] subscriber just received the new issue and I basically spent most of yesterday and last night going from cover to cover. I really want to applaud your style and the segments that you have put in this issue is one of the best readings I’ve had in a long time.”

—Thomas, reader