Freelance Writer Profile
Writer * Editor * Educator
Name: Deborah Ross
Type of Writer: Magazine Writer / Feature Writer / Journalist
Location: United States
Rate Type: per article (or blog post)
Average / Typical Rate:
My Website / Portfolio: http://deborahross.wordpress.com
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.
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