member ASJA, SEJ
PH. (870) 436-3860
K.C.’s Write For
For commercial writing
journalist, writer, editor, photographer, instructor and
facilitator. Over 2,500 articles for local, national and
international consumer publications and websites.
clips include the Associated Press, Audubon, Mother Earth
News, Fido Friendly, Entrepreneur Magazine, The Kansas City
Star, The World and I Online, the Kansas City Hispanic News,
Pitch Weekly, eKC, Women in Business, Access Holland,
LaFemme Magazine, Kansas! Magazine, Today’s Collector, Fate
Magazine and Star Magazine, ranging from essays and features
to investigative pieces.
Creditcards.com, Forbes.com, Bankrate.com, petside.com (NBC
Digigtal Media), mainstreet.com, AOL.com, MSN.com, Student
Health 101, Match.com, eKC Online, The World and I Online
and Diabeteswatch.com. I’ve also worked for the College
Bound Network, writing SEO articles.
professionally for the Society of Professional Journalists,
K9 Cuisine and I own the website, Living Large in our Little
House, which receives an average of 100,000 hits per month.
work includes Financial Advertising Review, a publication
for marketing professionals in the financial services
industry; ATA World, The Packer, a publication directed at
the produce industry; Mini-Storage Messenger, Hispanic
Business Quarterly, Builder’s Quarterly and Green Builder’s
Quarterly. I’ve also written and collected articles for a
source book for Mini-co Publications.
I am a former
Contributing Editor for Discover Mid America, a travel
publication that highlights antique and craft shows in the
Midwest. My photography credits include The Kansas City
Star, the Kansas City Kansan, the Kansas City Hispanic News
and eKC Online.
I have edited
numerous pieces of fiction and non-fiction for other writers
through my teaching and on a contract basis. My book, “No
Immediate Threat: The story of an American Veteran” was
released in 2005. I am a former adjunct professor at Johnson
County Community College in the Continuing Ed department
where wrote and taught the curriculum I developed for
writing courses and groups.
Kansan (July 2000-September 2000)
assignment, education and crime reporter.
Administration, University of St. Mary, Leavenworth, KS 1993
AA in Mid-Management,
Kansas City Kansas Community College,
Training/Accomplishments: Moderator at the annual ASJA
conference, NYC 2011. SPJ/Bloomberg Training on FOI (Freedom
of Information), Journalism Ethics; IRE (Investigative
Reporters and Editors) Better Watchdog Workshop; SPJ
national convention workshops/seminars 2003; Regional SPJ
workshops/seminars 2002-2004. Planned and executed the 2004
SPJ Region VII Conference, which included writing
workshop/seminar objectives and scheduling topical experts.
Credits: Health segments on KCTV-5 and WDAF television;
“Write at Home with Ann” radio show; “Up to Date with Steve
Kraske,” KCUR National Public Radio; Book segment on WDAF
television; media panel “The Changing Role of Newspapers”
during the national American Public Power Association
Conference 2005; VFW “National Defense Radio;” “Talk of the
Town,” KTLO Radio, Mountain Home Arkansas; “How to attract
the Media to Your Story,” presentation for HUD public
Placed in the top 100 of
18,000 entries for essays submitted to the 73rd
Annual Writers Digest competition (2004). First place for
investigative reporting for non-daily publications from the
Heart of America Journalism Awards, 2004. Honorary mention
for magazine reporting, Heart of America Awards, 2004 and
2006. First place award for features and a first place award
for feature photography from the Society of Professional
Journalists’ Kansas City Press Club Heart of America
Journalism Awards, 2003. Magazine Enterprise award from the
Kansas City Association of Black Journalists, 2003.
Two-first place awards and one-second-place award for column
and investigative pieces from the National Association of
Hispanic Publications, 2002.
Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA); Society of
Environmental Journalists. I’m a former Board Member, Member
of the Year 2002, and a Past President of the Kansas City
Press Club; Past Regional Director and national board
member, Society of Professional Journalists; former National
Freelance Committee Chair, SPJ.