Writing

Need a writer or editor? Find Columbia Freelance Forum writers and editors here:

Kathleen Basi– Features, essays and fiction, online at www.kathleenbasi.com. Contact: kathleenbasi@gmail.com

Nancy Beck — The author of “Pillow Talk,” which was called outstanding in the Writer’s Digest 17th Annual International
Self-Published Book Awards. www.NurseNancyBeck.com. Contact: 573.356.3237.

Vicki Knasel Brown — News writing, reporting and copyediting. http://www.therightpen.com

Marilyn Cummins – Cummins Consulting. Reporting, writing and editing for magazine, newspaper, the Web, PR, grants, speeches. Marketing communications and public relations planning. Editorial and art photography. Experience with agribusiness, tourism, art, music, education, science. mlcummins@cumminsconsult.com, 573.239.1229

Marta Ferguson — Copy editing and writing. Wordhound Writing & Editing Services, LLC.

Nina Fazio– Copyeditor, with a knack for tech and a specialty in serving non-native-English speaking authors. Locate at http://www.linkedin.com/in/ninafazio. Contact: ninaconx@hotmail.com.

Sylvia Forbes – Award-winning freelance writer specializing in travel, gardening, nature, art, profiles, and Missouri. Publisher of the Bylines Writer’s Desk Calendar, a weekly planner for writers. Speaker on freelance and travel writing. Announcing writing contests on Twitter at @Missouriwriter. Contact: sylvia@forbesfreelance.com. www.heartlandwriter.com and www.bylinescalendar.com.

Melinda Hemmelgarn, M.S., R.D., “Food Sleuth,” LLC. — Award-winning columnist specializing in consumer-friendly articles on food, health, nutrition and agriculture. Contact: foodsleuth@gmail.com or 573-449-3720. http://food-sleuth.blogspot.com/

Vicki Hodder – Freelance writer and editor. Magazine journalism, copywriting and marketing: Contact vehodder@gmail.com

Diane La Mar – Writer. See the article “Matters of the Heart,” about women’s heart attacks in Inside Columbia’s Prime magazine. Check out how women’s symptoms differ from men’s at www.primemagazineonline.com , then click on the cover, then go to page 24-27.

Joan McElroy– Writing, editing, and research. Contact: jmcelroy47@yahoo.com

Jim Muench — Writing, author and journalist. Contact JMuench@Centurytel.net or see his website at JamesFMuench.com

Dianna Borsi O’BrienFeature and news writing with an emphasis on business, lifestyles, historical properties and education. Contact: dobrien387@gmail.com.

Steve WeinbergThe author of eight nonfiction books from publishers such as W.W. Norton, St. Martin’s Press and Little, Brown, his biographies and investigative reporting narratives have won praise and created enemies. From 1983-1990, Weinberg served as executive director of the international membership organization Investigative Reporter and Editors, and remains active in that group. Weinberg also is the author of major freelanced features in dozens of magazines and newspapers. He reviews books regularly for numerous publications, and has served as vice president of the National Book Critics Circle. http://www.steveweinbergauthor.com

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