Services: Writing, photography, editing, page design; includes newsletters, e-newsletters, press releases, brochures, and websites, as well as writing/photography/editing for newspapers and magazines, and editing book manuscripts and research papers.
Experience: Currently -- Publications director/ magazine editor for Attachment Parenting International; executive director for Nebraska Sheep & Goat Producers; freelance writer/editor for nonprofit organizations, newspapers/ magazines, and authors.
Previously -- Farm editor/ news reporter for various newspapers in NE and SD; communications specialist for various nonprofit organizations and agencies in NE.
Geographic Areas Covered: Virtual from home office, or travel restricted to south-central and eastern Nebraska
112 N. Calvert St.
Sutton, NE 68979
Services: Freelance writing: Nature and conservation; personal and business profiles.
Commercial writing: marketing communications and business plans.
Freelance copy editing.
Experience: Ten years freelance experience. Twelve years employment in financial services industry and consulting. MBA.
Geographic Areas Covered: South-central Nebraska, southern Wisconsin. Travel to other areas negotiable.
3514 Linden Drive
Kearney, NE 68847
Services: Writing - features, agriculture, youth, personal columns
Experience: Reporter for Western Nebraska Observer, Kimball, Neb.; education reporter for Garden City (Kan.)Telegram; managing editor for Flagler (Colo.) News; currently regional correspondent for Kearney (Neb.) Hub; contributor to Nebraska Rural Living and to Phelps County Business Journal, Holdrege, Neb.
Geographic Areas Covered: Central Nebraska, Northeastern Colorado, Western Kansas.
1302 14th Ave.
Holdrege, NE 68949
Services: Writing: news, features, spot.
Photography: News, feature, spot.
Editing: AP style.
Experience: Ten years newspaper writing, photography, and editing.
Geographic Areas Covered: Western Nebraska, though willing to travel.
625 E. J Street
Ogallala, NE 69153
Experience: Five years of writing a weekly column at the North Platte Telegraph. Published weekly in 13 newspapers in New Jersey with Greater Media Publications for three of those five years, and several years in the Kearney Hub. I’ve also written two books, “Are We There Yet?” and “Don’t Make Me Pull Over!”
Geographic Areas Covered: West central Nebraska and New Jersey area.
10641 South Old Highway 83
North Platte, NE 69101
Services: Writing, photography, editing: Features on almost any topic; weeky columns.
Specialty: News on agriculture and natural resources.
Experience: 30 years; full-time daily newspaper journalist, including the past two decades at the Kearney Hub.
Geographic Areas Covered: South-central Nebraska, generally Franklin, Harlan, Gosper, Phelps, Kearney, Dawson, Custer, and Sherman counties.
4437 Parkwood Lane
Kearney, NE 68845
Phone: 308-234-5974 (H)
Services: Writer/Photographer. History, Health, Car Care, Craft, Home Decorating, How-to-do, Business, Consumer Issues, and articles for children.
Experience: The Grand Island Daily Independent; Trade West; Boy’s Quest
Geographic Areas Covered: Hall County and surrounding area of Nebraska
3007 Westside St.
Grand Island, NE 68803
Jan Treffer Thompson
Services: Writing: features, news, essays.
Experience: Fourteen years newspaper reporting, including photography. Freelance newspaper and magazine features.
Geographic Areas Covered: Central and north-central Nebraska.
75490 Road 444
Overton, NE 68863
Services: Writing, photography, and copy editing.
Experience: Eleven years daily newspaper experience and five years freelance covering hard news and features.
Geographic Areas Covered: Southeast Nebraska (including Lincoln and Omaha). Other assignments by phone.
7352 S. 29th Street
Lincoln, NE 68516
Services: Writing (newspaper and magazine articles, specializing in business publications); newsletters (corporate and non-profit); Web writing (including online newsletter articles); editing; corporate communications; publicity; marketing.
Experience: Freelance writer and editor, with experience working for newspapers, magazines, non-profit organizations and businesses.
Newsletter writing and design.
Corporate communications, including print and Web articles.
Areas Covered: Metropolitan Omaha area
Cheryl Alberts Irwin
Services: Write, edit, film photography.
Experience: Fifteen years university communications (ag-oriented); five years daily newspaper (ag and county).
Geographic Areas Covered: Lincoln, Nebraska area (within 20 miles)
Ruth Raymond Thone
Experience: Weekly column for five years in Lincoln Star in 80’s; bi-weekly column for Lincoln JournalStar currently and for at least ten years; commentaries for Nebraska Public Radio for five years.
Freelance articles for 15 years for Nebraska Life and Nebraska Magazine, Alumni Association publication; and other publications.
Regular reporter for Lincoln Star 1952-54; reporter for Scottsbluff Star-Herald, summers, 1950-53.
Georgraphic Areas Covered: Nebraska and states where UNL Alumni live.
3045 Woodsdale Blvd.
Lincoln, NE 68502
Lyn J. Messersmith
Services: Personal opinion columns and commentary; poetry; public presentations.
Experience: Twenty years writing columns for local newspapers.
Freelance articles for western magazines, such as Range, Nebraska Life, Cowboy Magazine, and American Cowboy.
Fifteen years of presentations at Cowboy Poetry gatherings in Canada and Western U.S.
Ten years of presenting historical programs and writer’s workshops for Nebraska and South Dakota Humanities Councils.
Several books of poetry and non-fiction.
Geographic Areas Covered: Nebraska and South Dakota, as well as various western states.
4241 269th Trail
Alliance, NE 69301
Services: General interest articles, newsletters and press releases.
Experience: Fourteen years of publicity and newsletter writing for the Lincoln Convention and Visitors Bureau. Four years freelance writing.
Geographic Areas Covered: Southeast Nebraska, western Iowa, northwest and central Missouri including Lake of the Ozarks.
6631 Park Crest
Lincoln, NE 68506
Barbara A. Micek
Services: Feature writing with photography of subjects.
Experience: Nineteen years of feature writing, photography, layout and editing, including 17 years as a newspaper editor; won awards for NPW, NFPW (2004 national sweepstakes winner); Nebr. Press Assn., Society of Professional Journalists, Jim Raglin awards; published book Listen with the Heart.
Geographic Areas Covered: Nebraska.
PO Box 203
Fullerton, NE 68638