Writer * Editor * Educator

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Name: Deborah Ross

Type of Writer: Magazine Writer / Feature Writer / Journalist

Location: United States

Rate Type: per article (or blog post)

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My Website / Portfolio: http://deborahross.wordpress.com

Profile Summary

Free-lance writer and copy editor, Phoenix, AZ -- 1982 to present

Markets include lifestyle magazines and newspapers and education-related journals. In 1998 co-authored The Insiders’ Guide to Phoenix, part of a nationally known travel series.

Teacher, Paradise Valley High School; Phoenix, AZ -- 2000 to 2010
Responsibilities included advising the student newspaper and yearbook. I taught freshman and sophomore English and TV Production for several years.

Reporter/Copy Editor, The Arizona Republic and Phoenix Gazette; Phoenix AZ -- 1990-1997
Worked in well-respected features department. Primary beats included lifestyle, health, education and entertainment.
Won Arizona Press Club awards for headlines and feature writing.

Scottsdale (Ariz.) Progress; Scottsdale, AZ -- 1984 to 1988
Assistant editor and then editor of award-winning arts and entertainment section.
Additional Experience

Writer for U-Haul International in Phoenix; intern for The Denver Post in Colorado; reporter for The Intermountain Jewish News in Denver

Experience / Education / Qualifications

More than 15 years experience.

Current free-lance clients include:

Raising Arizona Kids
Hospice of the Valley (AZ)


University of Colorado, Boulder, CO -- Bachelor’s of Science in journalism with honors, 1979.
Journalism/English Certification in secondary education through Arizona State University, 2000

Computer/software proficiency in:
Photoshop, InDesign, iMovie, iPhoto, WordPress

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