I am a Pennsylvania-based writer and have been doing so professionally since 1996, when I was studying magazine-writing at the University of Pittsburgh.
Since then, I've been a full-time freelance writer, a part-time freelance writer, a waitress, a cook, a magazine editor, a graduate student, a college professor, a cookbook author, a mother, a blogger and an avid consumer of anything with words. I'm always looking for the challenge a new assignment brings.
I love to travel, read, cook, bake, and am constantly looking for ways to update my home and wardrobe on the cheap. I also dabble a bit with photography. (I'm just OK at that.)
I write mostly about food, health, home/garden and other lifestyle-oriented stories, but I also have experience writing profiles, features and short, fun front-of-book bits, too.
I'm also the mother of a rambunctious toddler, so I've been written quite a bit lately about parenting and work-life balance on my blogs: withwitblog.com and smittenblog.com. I also wrote a parenting column and blog for Susquehanna Style magazine for two years.
I've been published in Better Homes & Gardens, Pittsburgh magazine, USAToday.com (in collaboration with Hilton.com), Forbes Travel Guide, CakeSpy.com, Punchfork.com, Central Penn Parent, Pennsylvania Pursuits, Susquehanna Style, Spirit (Southwest Airlines magazine), CENTRAL PA magazine, Rapportage, Rain Taxi, BusinessWoman, and other venues.
My cookbooks, Killer Pies and Killer Chili, were published in 2007 by becker&mayer!/Chronicle Books. (NOTE: These books, as well as my work prior to 2008, were published under my maiden name, Stephanie Anderson.)
I work as an assistant professor in the Communication/Journalism Department at Shippensburg University, where I teach courses in print journalism, media writing, feature-writing, advertising copywriting, and issues of gender and diversity in mass media.
Please visit the Writing page or my profile on Mediabistro.com.
Contact me at stephanieawitmer AT gmail DOT com.
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