If I had to describe myself with one word it would be artist - a visual artist and an artist with words. My artwork is included in Ohio Online Visual Arts Registry. I'm working with various galleries in the Midwest to promote my oil paintings and abstract light photography.

 

Inspirations for Home Design

 

Becky Linhardt

Making each word work for you!

 TRAVEL WRITING – Becky Linhardt, MTWA

A member of Midwest Travel Writers Association since 2003, my writing has earned prestigious Mark Twain Awards, most recently in 2011 – Second Place, Short Copy. Since 1999 my specialty has been regional travel in the Midwest, specifically the states of Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, and nearby West Virginia and Tennessee. In the resume section below you will find links to a variety of recent stories.

STATE At the May 19, 2012 semi-annual meeting of the NFPW/Ohio Professional Writers in Columbus, Ohio awards were presented to the winners of their annual writing competition. I received FIRST PLACE – Specialty Articles, Travel. 

NATIONAL As a First Place award winner for the state of Ohio my submission was forwarded to the NFPW national competition where it won THIRD PLACE – Specialty Articles, Travel to be awarded at the September convention of NFPW in Scottsdale, AZ.

“Assignments that I have given to Becky have been well-written and on time, often submitted before the given deadline.”   Sarah Williamson, Editor, Over the Back Fence Magazine

LECTURES & SEMINARS – Becky Linhardt: Artist/Photogrpher/Writer/Designer

Assorted topics including travel, art, interior design, business practices, problem solving, motivational, etc.

COPYWRITING – WORKING WORDS

Educated in communications and the visual arts, I find that I work/design with words. I am a successfully published writer with experience in the travel and leisure markets and an interest in a variety of other business areas.  My writing projects are organized, easy to read, and communicate effectively – clever and fun, too when appropriate to the project.

 MY COMMITMENT TO YOU

Solid Writing ………..Making Each Word Work!

Clear and simple words that work for your project may be all that you need.  I can provide good copy to effectively communicate your unique message.

Creativity

Sometimes you need copy that is a bit unconventional. I can draw upon my many years in marketing, writing and a variety of life experiences to help find that unique or catchy word or phrase that works even better.

Value

As a freelance writer I can offer you good writing at a good price.  I may not have all of the resources of a big agency but I may have just the right services for your project.

Dependability

You can count on me to give you my best work as a writer, to be honest about my abilities, and to meet your deadlines.

That’s just the way I work – always!

WORKING WORDS

Cincinnati metropolitan area: words@beckylinhardt.com 

SAMPLES/Links to recent articles

 Country Living (Buckeye Power Publication)January 2014

            Mad River Mountain and Polar Frontier - online

Country Living (Buckeye Power Publication) - December 2013

           One Dickens of a dinner in print p. 23 and Online Extras: Gingerbread giants and Lebanon: Ohio’s perfect ‘Christmas town’

http://digital.spiweb.com/emags/OREC/2013/DEC/

Country Living (Buckeye Power Publication)November 2013

         Behind the Scenes at KitchenAid – Greenville, OH (note: page 42 in print; page 52 online)

http://digital.spiweb.com/emags/OREC/2013/NOV/ 

Long Weekends – Fall/Winter 2013

         Distant Past: Henderson Hall – near Parkersburg, WV

http://www.long-weekends.com/Main/Articles/Distant_Past_1964.aspx

        Bike to Flight: Miami Valley Bike Trail – Dayton, OH

http://www.long-weekends.com/Main/Articles/Bike_to_Flight_1933.aspx

         Joy of Cooking: Culinary School at the Blennerhassett Hotel – Parkersburg, WV

http://www.long-weekends.com/Main/Articles/Joy_of_Cooking_1957.aspx

Country Living (Buckeye Power Publication) - August 2013

         Nature Month on Kelleys Island – online extra – page 24I

http://digital.spiweb.com/emags/OREC/2013/aug/

Country Living (Buckeye Power Publication) – July 2013

         Bicentennial without the brouhaha: Kelleys Island – Battle of Lake Erie events – page 26 print; page 34 online

http://digital.spiweb.com/emags/OREC/2013/jul/

Country Living (Buckeye Power Publication) - June 2013

         West Virginia stories from the past- online extra – pages 24/25 online

http://digital.spiweb.com/emags/OREC/2013/jun/

Country Living (Buckeye Power Publication) - May 2013

        Happy Birthday West Virginia! pages 32/33 print and online; A Family Divided – online page 26

http://digital.spiweb.com/emags/OREC/2013/may/

Long Weekends – Spring Summer 2013

       Water and Woodlands: The Parklands – Louisville, Kentucky – Outdoor Adventure

http://www.long-weekends.com/Main/Articles/Water_and_Woodlands__1895.aspx

Cincinnati Magazine – April 2013

       Inside Information: Tod Swormstadt - American Sign Museum

Country Living (Buckeye Power Publication) - February 2013

      Deliciously Yours: Goumas Candyland – pages 30-31 print and online

http://digital.spiweb.com/emags/OREC/2013/feb/

Long Weekends - Fall/Winter 2012

           Fun with Four Wheels

http://www.long-weekends.com/Main/Articles/Fun_with_Four_Wheels_1868.aspx

          Fall Foliage on the River

http://www.long-weekends.com/Main/Articles/Fall_Foliage_on_the_River_1853.aspx

Cincinnati MagazineMay 2012 

         Inside Information - Theater Captain: Tim Perrino

Long Weekends – Spring/Summer 2012

      Just Zipping By  Mega Cavern, Louisville, KY

http://www.long-weekends.com/Main/Articles/Just_Zipping_By_1813.aspx

      Tooting Their Own Horns  Great American Brass Band Festival – Danville, KY

http://www.long-weekends.com/Main/Articles/Tooting_Their_Own_Horns_1826.aspx     

      Double Dose of Fun – Point Pleasant, WV

http://www.long-weekends.com/Main/Articles/Double_Dose_of_Fun_1845.aspx  

The Cincinnati Enquirer  Although I had been a regular contributing writer to the Cincinnati Enquirer (1999-2011 with 20-28 stories published each year), the Gannett IT systems only archived stories for 60-90 days. In 2011 the Cincinnati Enquirer began to use mostly wire service travel stories. Only two of my travel stories were published that year and in July the Enquirer discontinued publishing travel stories. Now archived articles can only be accessed for a fee.

Ohio Magazine – October 2011

     Homage to the Past

http://www.ohiomagazine.com/Main/Articles/Homage_to_the_Past_4469.aspx

Long Weekends – Fall/Winter 2011

     Bear-ing the Cold

http://www.long-weekends.com/Main/Articles/Bearing_the_Cold_1797.aspx

     A Treasure Trove

http://www.long-weekends.com/Main/Articles/A_Treasure_Trove_1799.aspx

     Bike to Basics

http://www.long-weekends.com/Main/Articles/Bike_to_Basics_1774.aspx

     Think Inside the Box

http://www.long-weekends.com/Main/Articles/Think_Inside_the_Box_1796.aspx

Country Living (Buckeye Power Publication) – September 2011

     Savor the Flavors of Ohio’s Small College Towns

 http://digital.spiweb.com/emags/OREC/2011/sep/files/32.html

Long Weekends - Spring/Summer 2011

      Wildlife Watch

http://www.long-weekends.com/Main/Articles/Wildlife_Watch_1726.aspx

     Great Grains

http://www.long-weekends.com/Main/Articles/Great_Grains_1748.aspx

Long Weekends – Fall/Winter 2010

     Outdoor Adventures: Nature on Kelleys Island

http://www.long-weekends.com/Main/Articles/For_the_Birds_1691.aspx 

      Family Fun: Polar Frontier at the Columbus Zoo

 http://www.long-weekends.com/Main/Articles/Arctic_Blast_1698.aspx

Over the Back FenceFall 2010

     Blennerhassett Island

http://www.backfencemagazine.com/Main/Home.aspx   see pages 16-19

Long Weekends – Spring/Summer 2010

    Underground Secrets - Mega Cavern – Louisville, KY

http://www.long-weekends.com/Main/Articles/Underground_Secrets_1685.aspx 

    Oswald’s Bear Ranch – Newberry, MI (Upper Peninsula)

http://www.long-weekends.com/Main/Articles/Bear_Affair_1662.aspx

      Elk & Bison Prairie – Land Between the Lakes, Kentucky

http://www.long-weekends.com/Main/Articles/Where_the_Wild_Things_Are_1644.aspx

      Falls of the Ohio – Clarksville, Indiana

http://www.long-weekends.com/Main/Articles/Prehistoric_Playtime_1656.aspx

Country Living (Buckeye Power) - June 2010 

     Fast Cars and Family Fun

http://www.buckeyepower.com/magazines/country-living/june-2010/fast-cars-and-family-fun

Ohio MagazineMay 2009

     Music in the Night – Cincinnati

http://www.ohiomagazine.com/Main/Articles/3311.aspx

Ohio Magazine - July 2009 

      Choose Your Getaway

http://www.ohiomagazine.com/Main/Articles/3842.aspx

 RESUME: Becky Linhardt, Writer

Freelance Writing

 BookKelleys Island: An Island for all Seasons, Kelleys Cove Press, 1995

 NewspaperThe Cincinnati Enquirer, contributing travel writer 1999-2011 (Travel Section discontinued)

MagazinesOhio Magazine, Long Weekends, Over the Back Fence, Country Living: Official publication of your Electric Cooperative, Midwest Foodservice News, Columbus Art, and AirFare: The Magazine of the WOSU Stations

 Professional Marketing

 Direct Sales, plus some catalog/advertising work – Blank Enterprises, Inc. - 13+ years

 Retail Sales/Management – New World Bookshop – 2+ years

 Home Fashion Marketing/Coordination – Lazarus/Macy’s – 1 ½ years

 Corporate Business World

 ONESCO/Securities Principal 1998-2008: Ohio National Financial Services 11+ yrs. 

 Event Coordination Volunteer

 DooDah Parade – “UnOrganizer” – 8 years, annual Columbus, Ohio July 4th event

 Reynoldsburg Municipal Building Art Gallery – 2+ years – Curator/Manager/PR

 Public RelationsVolunteer 

 Artreach – Columbus, Ohio – 3+ years

 Education: University of Cincinnati:  BS Design, Interiors

 Professional Memberships:  Midwest Travel Writers Association 2003-present

CLIENT LIST:

Publications listed above plus:

Miles Media Group, LLLP – Sarasota, FL

Sally K Palaian, Ph.D. – Bingham Farms, MI

        As a travel writer it is my responsibility to select the best places, events, and experiences to present to you. Most travel has been on my own though some has occurred on sponsored press trips. Travel listings here will be more informal than my published articles.

 

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