Jennifer Billock Creative Services

Jennifer Billock Creative Services

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SERVICES AND RATES

Jennifer Billock Creative Services offers editing, writing, and layout design to publications, websites, and businesses. Specialties include culinary and travel writing; book editing; content marketing; recipe writing and editing; and magazine work of all types.

CLIENT SAMPLING

Clients include, but are not limited to, National Geographic Traveler, The New York Times, Playboy, Disney Books, Yahoo Travel, Luxury and Boutique Hotels, Readers Digest, FlyerTalk, Mental Floss, Midwest Living, PPI Group, F+W Media, Marie Claire, Illinois Department of Tourism, Michigan State University Press, Conde Nast Traveler, Perfect Promotions, Lucky Peach, Barilla Pasta.

SERVICES


Editing

Conceptual, Developmental, Line, Proofreading.


Writing

Feature, Snippet, Ghostwriting, Marketing, Social Media.


Design

Magazine, Newspaper, Book, Marketing.


Consulting

Coaching, Communication Plans, Publication Direction.


Speaking

Conferences, Classes, Presentations.

RATES

Rates are based on the Editorial Freelancers Association rates chart. Please contact me for a detailed discussion of your needs.

TESTIMONIALS

Amanda Rooker, Amanda Rooker Editing: “Just wanted to say thanks so much for your edits – freely cutting/reworking was exactly what was needed.”

Rachel Kowalczyk, Amble Resorts: “Jen has a knack for communicating the distinct qualities of a place and its people through her vivacious travel writing. And she delivers unique content with an engaging variety of professionalism that makes working with her especially rewarding.”

Dan Bolton, Tea Magazine: “Jennifer presents her story ideas with the forethought of a seasoned editor. Her insights into what readers expect combined with her thorough research and storytelling skills place her among the top writers that I have hired.”

PORTFOLIO

Donating My Eggs Almost Ruined My Life – Marie Claire

Donating My Eggs Almost Ruined My Life – Marie Claire

Published May 22, 2015

Controversy as an Amenity – National Geographic Traveler

Controversy as an Amenity – National Geographic Traveler

Published May 2015

Artisans of Alaska – Disney Cruise Guide

Artisans of Alaska – Disney Cruise Guide

Published May 2015

It’s Called Whisper Porn, Have You Heard? – Playboy

It’s Called Whisper Porn, Have You Heard? – Playboy

Published May 13, 2015

Set Sail With the Miskito People in Nicaragua – Yahoo Travel

Set Sail With the Miskito People in Nicaragua – Yahoo Travel

Published April 3, 2015

Best Kept Secrets of the Paris Food Scene – CN Traveler

Best Kept Secrets of the Paris Food Scene – CN Traveler

Published March 27, 2015

Behind the Scenes with ‘Outlander’s’ Gaelic Expert – BlogHer.com

Behind the Scenes with ‘Outlander’s’ Gaelic Expert – BlogHer.com

Published March 23, 2015

7 Challenges You Face as a Female Freelancer – Matador Network

7 Challenges You Face as a Female Freelancer – Matador Network

Published March 18, 2015

Parched Corn and Rye Coffee: Eating as a Civil War Soldier – Serious Eats

Parched Corn and Rye Coffee: Eating as a Civil War Soldier – Serious Eats

Published March 16, 2015

Route 66 – 2015 Illinois Travel Guide

Route 66 – 2015 Illinois Travel Guide

Published January 2015

Fright Nights – 2015 Illinois Travel Guide

Fright Nights – 2015 Illinois Travel Guide

Published January 2015

Friday Fish Fry in Wisconsin – Midwest Living

Friday Fish Fry in Wisconsin – Midwest Living

Published March/April 2015

All Aboard: The Wonderful World of Disney Trains – Disney Books

All Aboard: The Wonderful World of Disney Trains – Disney Books

Published September 1, 2015

An Animator’s Gallery: Eric Goldberg Draws the Disney Characters – Disney Books

An Animator’s Gallery: Eric Goldberg Draws the Disney Characters – Disney Books

Published June 30, 2015

Wake Up Beauty!: It’s Not About the Prince – Lisa Marie Jenkins

Wake Up Beauty!: It’s Not About the Prince – Lisa Marie Jenkins

Published February 10, 2015

Travel Can Be Therapy: Q&A with Wild Author Cheryl Strayed – Yahoo Travel

Travel Can Be Therapy: Q&A with Wild Author Cheryl Strayed – Yahoo Travel

Published December 16, 2014

How to Be Wowed By the Northern Lights in the U.S. – Yahoo Travel

How to Be Wowed By the Northern Lights in the U.S. – Yahoo Travel

Published December 15, 2014

Pressing It – The Writer Magazine

Pressing It – The Writer Magazine

Published December 2014

“Food in the Civil War Era: The South” Modernized Cookbook – MSU Press

“Food in the Civil War Era: The South” Modernized Cookbook – MSU Press

Published May 1, 2015

“Food in the Civil War Era: The North” Modernized Cookbook – MSU Press

“Food in the Civil War Era: The North” Modernized Cookbook – MSU Press

Published May 1, 2015

Marriott-MIT Partnership Redefines Social Networking – FlyerTalk

Marriott-MIT Partnership Redefines Social Networking – FlyerTalk

Published October 20, 2014

Trump Toronto Review – Luxury and Boutique Hotels

Trump Toronto Review – Luxury and Boutique Hotels

Lovers’ Landmarks – Yahoo Travel

Lovers’ Landmarks – Yahoo Travel

Published September 12, 2014

Brew Tasty Tea Beer – The Daily Tea

Brew Tasty Tea Beer – The Daily Tea

Published September 11, 2014

Abbyson Living Press Release

Abbyson Living Press Release

Published August 20, 2014

Restaurant Day – Yahoo Travel

Restaurant Day – Yahoo Travel

Published August 13, 2014

Ad-Lib Geocafe – Daily Herald

Ad-Lib Geocafe – Daily Herald

Published May 30, 2014

Liège, Belgium: The City on the Steps – World Travel Buzz

Liège, Belgium: The City on the Steps – World Travel Buzz

Published April 23, 2014

Winning Over Customers for Infini-tea – World Tea News

Winning Over Customers for Infini-tea – World Tea News

Published March 24, 2014

Dominican Hotel Review – Luxury and Boutique Hotels

Dominican Hotel Review – Luxury and Boutique Hotels

Planting a Pet-Friendly Garden – Northwest Quarterly

Planting a Pet-Friendly Garden – Northwest Quarterly

Published Spring 2013

World Travel Buzz

World Travel Buzz

I am the Managing Editor of World Travel Buzz.

Images of America: Keweenaw County – Arcadia Publishing

Images of America: Keweenaw County – Arcadia Publishing

Published May 12, 2014

Let’s Throw a ParTEA – Tea Magazine

Let’s Throw a ParTEA – Tea Magazine

Published July/August 2013

Celebrating Military Families

Celebrating Military Families

Designed the entire “Celebrating Military Families” magazine and wrote several of the articles

Designed pages for the Lake County Journal

Designed pages for the Lake County Journal

Special designed section in the newspaper

Illinois Brass Band Marketing Collateral

Illinois Brass Band Marketing Collateral

Marketing materials for the Illinois Brass Band including concert posters and a tri-fold brochure

Kraft Foods SHARP’n UPPS Newsletter

Kraft Foods SHARP’n UPPS Newsletter

One of a series of newsletters for Kraft Foods

Kraft Foods STARS.Com Newsletter

Kraft Foods STARS.Com Newsletter

One of a series of finance newsletters for Kraft Foods

Kraft Foods eLearning Course

Kraft Foods eLearning Course

One of many eLearning courses designed for Kraft Foods, March 2010

Spice Restaurant and Lounge review: Daily Herald

Spice Restaurant and Lounge review: Daily Herald

Published Dec 2013

Spa Profile: New Moon – DAYSPA Magazine

Spa Profile: New Moon – DAYSPA Magazine

Published Oct 2013

Market Your Work Like a PR Pro – Songwriters Market

Market Your Work Like a PR Pro – Songwriters Market

Published Oct 2013

Wine Buzz – Broughton Quarterly

Wine Buzz – Broughton Quarterly

Published Spring 2012

The Good Health Guide to Belize – The Ambler

The Good Health Guide to Belize – The Ambler

Published Sept 2012

Plan Bee – Tea Magazine

Plan Bee – Tea Magazine

Published Jan/Feb 2013

How to Survive in the Belizean Rainforest – World Travel Buzz

How to Survive in the Belizean Rainforest – World Travel Buzz

Published Feb 2013

Sea Kayaking in Belize – The Ambler

Sea Kayaking in Belize – The Ambler

Published Dec 2011

Free Falling – World Travel Buzz

Free Falling – World Travel Buzz

Published Dec 2012

Kneaded: Life Skills – Taste of Home Magazine

Kneaded: Life Skills – Taste of Home Magazine

Published April/May 2012

Miscellaneous Travel Photos

All images ©Jennifer Billock 2014

Miscellaneous Travel Photos

Ireland 2011 Gallery

All images ©Jennifer Billock 2014

Ireland 2011 Gallery

Maui 2009 Gallery

All images ©Jennifer Billock 2014

Maui 2009 Gallery

Metro Milwaukee Guide

Metro Milwaukee Guide

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