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. Jennifer is also a writing and freelance business coach for non-fiction writers, and the editor of the Kitchen Witch newsletter.

CLIENT SAMPLING

Clients include, but are not limited to, National Geographic Traveler, The New York Times, Smithsonian, 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

How Do We Combat ‘Fake News’? – Block Club Chicago

How Do We Combat ‘Fake News’? – Block Club Chicago

Published November 30, 2022

The Truth About Food in Antarctica – 2foodtrippers

The Truth About Food in Antarctica – 2foodtrippers

Published November 22, 2022

How to Manage Altitude Sickness That Won’t Quit – Fodor’s Travel

How to Manage Altitude Sickness That Won’t Quit – Fodor’s Travel

Published November 15, 2022

Why I Can’t Part With My Grandmother’s Art – Apartment Therapy

Why I Can’t Part With My Grandmother’s Art – Apartment Therapy

Published October 30, 2022

Beyond Stuffed: The 5 Styles of Chicago Pizza – 2foodtrippers

Beyond Stuffed: The 5 Styles of Chicago Pizza – 2foodtrippers

Published October 24, 2022

Best Things To Do in Chicago That Prove the City Is the Perfect Year-Round Destination – Matador Network

Best Things To Do in Chicago That Prove the City Is the Perfect Year-Round Destination – Matador Network

Published October 18, 2022

There’s an Italian Town Where Witches Waged War Over Wine – Fodor’s Travel

There’s an Italian Town Where Witches Waged War Over Wine – Fodor’s Travel

Published October 10, 2022

What Real Estate Pros Really Think About Displaying “Tasteful Nude” Art – Apartment Therapy

What Real Estate Pros Really Think About Displaying “Tasteful Nude” Art – Apartment Therapy

Published October 9, 2022

Time to Chill: The effects of stress on heart health – Chicago Health

Time to Chill: The effects of stress on heart health – Chicago Health

Published September 27, 2022

13 of Chicago’s Most Iconic Diners – WTTW

13 of Chicago’s Most Iconic Diners – WTTW

Published September 27, 2022

Taste Fall at This Monk-Run Bakery Hidden in the Woods of Michigan – Thrillist

Taste Fall at This Monk-Run Bakery Hidden in the Woods of Michigan – Thrillist

Published September 23, 2022

The World’s Largest Collection of Standing Totem Poles Keeps Getting Bigger – Smithsonian

The World’s Largest Collection of Standing Totem Poles Keeps Getting Bigger – Smithsonian

Published September 19, 2022

The 250-Mile Trans Bhutan Trail Will Reopen After 60 Years – Smithsonian

The 250-Mile Trans Bhutan Trail Will Reopen After 60 Years – Smithsonian

Published September 14, 2022

Esmé Restaurant Is Transforming Fine Dining – Block Club

Esmé Restaurant Is Transforming Fine Dining – Block Club

Published September 13, 2022

Printers Row Rich Literary Tradition Lives On – Block Club

Printers Row Rich Literary Tradition Lives On – Block Club

Published September 8, 2022

Experience Panama’s Coffee Farming Tradition in the Chiriquí Highlands – Smithsonian

Experience Panama’s Coffee Farming Tradition in the Chiriquí Highlands – Smithsonian

Published September 1, 2022

Teas to Pair With Your Favorite British Classics – Fodor’s Travel

Teas to Pair With Your Favorite British Classics – Fodor’s Travel

Published August 27, 2022

Chicagoans Love Showing Their City Pride With Tattoos – Block Club

Chicagoans Love Showing Their City Pride With Tattoos – Block Club

Published August 23, 2022

9 Essential Facts About Polio – Mental Floss

9 Essential Facts About Polio – Mental Floss

Published August 17, 2022

Why is Polio Spreading – Mic

Why is Polio Spreading – Mic

Published August 17, 2022

Take a Submarine to the Bottom of the Great Lakes – Thrillist

Take a Submarine to the Bottom of the Great Lakes – Thrillist

Published August 11, 2022

10 Times the Sweet Valley High Books Gave Us Unrealistic Expectations About Adulthood – Fodor’s Travel

10 Times the Sweet Valley High Books Gave Us Unrealistic Expectations About Adulthood – Fodor’s Travel

Published August 6, 2022

I Killed Everyone on my Mission to Mars

I Killed Everyone on my Mission to Mars

Published August 5, 2022

How to Create a Succession Plan – Business Insider

How to Create a Succession Plan – Business Insider

Updated July 23, 2022

What Happens If Your Ears Won’t Pop After Flying? – Fodor’s Travel

What Happens If Your Ears Won’t Pop After Flying? – Fodor’s Travel

Published July 22, 2022

Visiting the WNDR Museum in Chicago – Matador Network

Visiting the WNDR Museum in Chicago – Matador Network

Published July 21, 2022

Lollapalooza – Matador

Lollapalooza – Matador

Published July 21, 2022

History of Chicago’s Atomic Cake – WTTW

History of Chicago’s Atomic Cake – WTTW

Published July 18, 2022

Sail Grand Prix Catamaran Races – Block Club

Sail Grand Prix Catamaran Races – Block Club

Published June 17, 2022

Here Are Bars And Restaurants With Good Views for the Pride Parade – Block Club

Here Are Bars And Restaurants With Good Views for the Pride Parade – Block Club

Published June 15, 2022

These Salt Flats in Puerto Rico are Cotton-Candy Pink – Smithsonian

These Salt Flats in Puerto Rico are Cotton-Candy Pink – Smithsonian

Published June 13, 2022

A Pint-sized Pup Has Earned Ukraine’s Presidential Medal – Rover

A Pint-sized Pup Has Earned Ukraine’s Presidential Medal – Rover

Published May 2022

I tracked lions in Tanzania – Toronto Star

I tracked lions in Tanzania – Toronto Star

Published May 6, 2022

This Kenyan Gin Bar Is the Best Place To See Elephants on Safari – Matador Network

This Kenyan Gin Bar Is the Best Place To See Elephants on Safari – Matador Network

Published May 4, 2022

Dinkel’s Closes After 100 Years In Chicago – Block Club

Dinkel’s Closes After 100 Years In Chicago – Block Club

Published May 2, 2022

What To Do If You Get a Late Medical Bill – The Checkup

What To Do If You Get a Late Medical Bill – The Checkup

Published April 29, 2022

4 Dance Styles Born In Chicago To Mark The ‘Year Of Chicago Dance’ – Block Club

4 Dance Styles Born In Chicago To Mark The ‘Year Of Chicago Dance’ – Block Club

Published April 18, 2022

This ’90s Decorating Task Brought Me and My Friends So Much Closer – Apartment Therapy

This ’90s Decorating Task Brought Me and My Friends So Much Closer – Apartment Therapy

Published April 13, 2022

Big Markets in Education – ASI Central

Big Markets in Education – ASI Central

Published April 13, 2022

Big Markets in Nonprofit – ASI Central

Big Markets in Nonprofit – ASI Central

Published April 13, 2022

Diverse Space Community, a Surreal and Terrifying Graphic Novel, and Sweet Valley High – PlanetM

Diverse Space Community, a Surreal and Terrifying Graphic Novel, and Sweet Valley High – PlanetM

Published April 10, 2021

What You Need to Know About Therapy Apps – Chicago Health

What You Need to Know About Therapy Apps – Chicago Health

Published March 16, 2022

Ten Best Hotels with Lazy Rivers – Smarter Travel

Ten Best Hotels with Lazy Rivers – Smarter Travel

Published March 11, 2022

Unleash Your Inner Cowboy – Smithsonian

Unleash Your Inner Cowboy – Smithsonian

Published March 11, 2022

Best Fried Cabbage for St. Patrick’s Day – Fifth Season

Best Fried Cabbage for St. Patrick’s Day – Fifth Season

Published March 7, 2022

Unconventional Recipes As Paczki Day Approaches – Block Club

Unconventional Recipes As Paczki Day Approaches – Block Club

Published February 25, 2022

Foraging for Your Own Food – Smithsonian

Foraging for Your Own Food – Smithsonian

Published February 17, 2022

This Missouri Company Still Makes Cassette Tapes – Smithsonian

This Missouri Company Still Makes Cassette Tapes – Smithsonian

Published January 31, 2022

After Heart Surgery at 35, My Family’s History Has Me Terrified – Good Housekeeping

After Heart Surgery at 35, My Family’s History Has Me Terrified – Good Housekeeping

Published January 20, 2022

4 Free Tools for Freelancers to Stay Organized for Tax Season – Business Insider

4 Free Tools for Freelancers to Stay Organized for Tax Season – Business Insider

Published January 13, 2022

What Obesity Treatments does Insurance Cover – The Checkup

What Obesity Treatments does Insurance Cover – The Checkup

Published January 10, 2022

Chicago’s Oldest Bakeries Share Their Christmas Cookie Secrets – Block Club

Chicago’s Oldest Bakeries Share Their Christmas Cookie Secrets – Block Club

Published December 21, 2021

Fundamentals of Travel Writing – Writers.com

Fundamentals of Travel Writing – Writers.com

Jennifer teaches an online travel writing course.

Historic Chicago Bakeries – The History Press

Historic Chicago Bakeries – The History Press

Published September 27, 2021

Six Art Galleries in Unexpected Places – Smithsonian

Six Art Galleries in Unexpected Places – Smithsonian

Published December 16, 2021

How to get rid of pregnancy acne – The CheckUp

How to get rid of pregnancy acne – The CheckUp

Published December 16, 2021

There’s a Place Called the “Bungalow Belt,” And You’re Going to Want to Check It Out – Apartment Therapy

There’s a Place Called the “Bungalow Belt,” And You’re Going to Want to Check It Out – Apartment Therapy

Published November 13, 2021

The Newest National Marine Sanctuary Is in Lake Michigan. Here’s How to Explore It – Smithsonian

The Newest National Marine Sanctuary Is in Lake Michigan. Here’s How to Explore It – Smithsonian

Published November 11, 2021

How Former Shelter Dogs Are Trained to Become Environment-Saving “Conservation Canines” – Rover

How Former Shelter Dogs Are Trained to Become Environment-Saving “Conservation Canines” – Rover

Published 2021

Cook Like a Kitchen Witch With These Magical Halloween Recipes – Live Kindly

Cook Like a Kitchen Witch With These Magical Halloween Recipes – Live Kindly

Published October 2021

One Of The Oldest Occult Shops In The Country Is In Chicago – Block Club

One Of The Oldest Occult Shops In The Country Is In Chicago – Block Club

Published October 26, 2021

The 10 Best Books For The Resident Witch In Your Life – Your Tango

The 10 Best Books For The Resident Witch In Your Life – Your Tango

Published October 24, 2021

Giving A Gift? Wrap It With Your Face. – Your Tango

Giving A Gift? Wrap It With Your Face. – Your Tango

Published October 22, 2021

Why Going Back To Work After Having A Baby Is Harder Than It Should Be – Your Tango

Why Going Back To Work After Having A Baby Is Harder Than It Should Be – Your Tango

Published October 18, 2021

Follow Ian Fleming’s Footsteps Through Jamaica – Smithsonian

Follow Ian Fleming’s Footsteps Through Jamaica – Smithsonian

Published October 4, 2021

You Can Now Dress Your Beer In A Puffy Jacket For Winter – Your Tango

You Can Now Dress Your Beer In A Puffy Jacket For Winter – Your Tango

Published October 2, 2021

A Brand-New Museum in Oklahoma Honors Indigenous People at Every Turn – Smithsonian

A Brand-New Museum in Oklahoma Honors Indigenous People at Every Turn – Smithsonian

Published September 27, 2021

For the Custom Pet Portraits of This Fundraiser, the Fun Is the Surprise – Rover

For the Custom Pet Portraits of This Fundraiser, the Fun Is the Surprise – Rover

Published 2021

There’s a Classical Music Playlist to Help Ease Your Pet’s Separation Anxiety – Rover

There’s a Classical Music Playlist to Help Ease Your Pet’s Separation Anxiety – Rover

Published 2021

1 Rat, 1 Pig, and 3 Dogs Enjoying Their Well-Earned Retirement – Rover

1 Rat, 1 Pig, and 3 Dogs Enjoying Their Well-Earned Retirement – Rover

Published 2021

How to Talk to Your Boss About Working Remotely, Even After the Pandemic Ends – Good Housekeeping

How to Talk to Your Boss About Working Remotely, Even After the Pandemic Ends – Good Housekeeping

Published September 12, 2021

A Secret Society Of Chicago Bakers Meets Every Month – Block Club

A Secret Society Of Chicago Bakers Meets Every Month – Block Club

Published September 9, 2021

10 Most Helpful Divorce Books – Your Tango

10 Most Helpful Divorce Books – Your Tango

Published September 5, 2021

Want to Keep Your Dog Safe in Rattlesnake Country? Try Rattlesnake Avoidance Training – Rover

Want to Keep Your Dog Safe in Rattlesnake Country? Try Rattlesnake Avoidance Training – Rover

Published 2021

Read And Run Chicago Gives Joggers A Chance To Run Near Spots From Their Favorite Books – Block Club

Read And Run Chicago Gives Joggers A Chance To Run Near Spots From Their Favorite Books – Block Club

Published August 30, 2021

A Small Town in Ohio Is Home to the World’s Only Cardboard Boat Museum – Smithsonian

A Small Town in Ohio Is Home to the World’s Only Cardboard Boat Museum – Smithsonian

Published July 30, 2021

A Year Of Drama For Chicago’s Tamale Guy – The Infatuation

A Year Of Drama For Chicago’s Tamale Guy – The Infatuation

Published July 21, 2021

Does potassium affect your blood pressure? – The CheckUp

Does potassium affect your blood pressure? – The CheckUp

Published July 21, 2021

Ridiculous Reviews of Some of the Best National Parks – Smithsonian

Ridiculous Reviews of Some of the Best National Parks – Smithsonian

Published July 15, 2021

From Chicagoan to Phoenician, Here’s What to Call the Residents of the Biggest US Cities – Popular Science

From Chicagoan to Phoenician, Here’s What to Call the Residents of the Biggest US Cities – Popular Science

Published July 12, 2021

Wartime in the Woods – Hidden Compass

Wartime in the Woods – Hidden Compass

Published Summer 2021

How to Share a Bed With a Restless Sleeper – Popular Science

How to Share a Bed With a Restless Sleeper – Popular Science

Published July 4, 2021

Want to Adopt a Pet? Prepare for a Full Background Check. – The New York Times

Want to Adopt a Pet? Prepare for a Full Background Check. – The New York Times

Published June 22, 2021

Small Kitchen? Home Stagers Say to Do This to Your Countertops – Apartment Therapy

Small Kitchen? Home Stagers Say to Do This to Your Countertops – Apartment Therapy

Published June 11, 2021

How to Stop Being Angry at Yourself and Others – Good Housekeeping

How to Stop Being Angry at Yourself and Others – Good Housekeeping

Published June 4, 2021

I Love This Gorgeous Pan Way More than Any Cast Iron Skillet – The Kitchn

I Love This Gorgeous Pan Way More than Any Cast Iron Skillet – The Kitchn

Published June 1, 2021

Michigan’s UP – Scott’s Cheap Flights

Michigan’s UP – Scott’s Cheap Flights

Published May 18, 2021

Big Markets: Retail – Advertising Specialty Institute

Big Markets: Retail – Advertising Specialty Institute

Published March 31, 2021

I Battle My Panic Disorder by ‘Mowing’ Virtual Lawns – WIRED

I Battle My Panic Disorder by ‘Mowing’ Virtual Lawns – WIRED

Published May 5, 2021

This Hairy Cat Has a Disorder That Makes Him Look Like an Adorable Werewolf – Rover

This Hairy Cat Has a Disorder That Makes Him Look Like an Adorable Werewolf – Rover

Published April 14, 2021

This Library in Brooklyn is Home to the World’s Largest Sketchbook Collection – Smithsonian

This Library in Brooklyn is Home to the World’s Largest Sketchbook Collection – Smithsonian

Published April 15, 2021

Follow Dante’s Footsteps Through Italy – Smithsonian

Follow Dante’s Footsteps Through Italy – Smithsonian

Published April 7, 2021

Private Tastings and Custom Glassware: Three of the Best Credit Cards for Wine Lovers – Wine Enthusiast

Private Tastings and Custom Glassware: Three of the Best Credit Cards for Wine Lovers – Wine Enthusiast

Published March 10, 2021

Six Wonders Built by Pioneering Women Architects – Smithsonian

Six Wonders Built by Pioneering Women Architects – Smithsonian

Published March 9, 2021

How to Pair Tea and Cheese – Cheese Professor

How to Pair Tea and Cheese – Cheese Professor

Published March 8, 2021

The Most Famous Things Mark Twain Never Said – Inspiring Quotes

The Most Famous Things Mark Twain Never Said – Inspiring Quotes

Published March 2, 2021

A Master Class In Old-School Romance – YourTango

A Master Class In Old-School Romance – YourTango

Published February 8, 2021

No, You Aren’t Being Gaslit – YourTango

No, You Aren’t Being Gaslit – YourTango

Published February 8, 2021

It’s Not Meatloaf. It’s Not Pilaf. It’s Pea Loaf! – Fifth Season

It’s Not Meatloaf. It’s Not Pilaf. It’s Pea Loaf! – Fifth Season

Published February 7, 2021

5 Things Women Should Know About Heart Health – The Checkup

5 Things Women Should Know About Heart Health – The Checkup

Published February 3, 2021

How To Show Your Apartment – Realtor.com

How To Show Your Apartment – Realtor.com

Published January 21, 2021

5 Great Milwaukee Spots for Imbibing – The Alcohol Professor

5 Great Milwaukee Spots for Imbibing – The Alcohol Professor

Published January 22, 2021

Book Review: Wisconsin Cocktails – The Alcohol Professor

Book Review: Wisconsin Cocktails – The Alcohol Professor

Published January 15, 2021

5 Great Milwaukee Restaurants for Cheese Lovers – The Cheese Professor

5 Great Milwaukee Restaurants for Cheese Lovers – The Cheese Professor

Published January 15, 2021

Dinner and a Dolphin Show – Smart Mouth

Dinner and a Dolphin Show – Smart Mouth

Published January 8, 2021

These Unique Hotel Concierges Can Get You ANYTHING You Need – Oyster

These Unique Hotel Concierges Can Get You ANYTHING You Need – Oyster

Published December 7, 2020

Only One Factory in North America Still Makes Washboards, and They Are Flying Off of Shelves – Smithsonian

Only One Factory in North America Still Makes Washboards, and They Are Flying Off of Shelves – Smithsonian

Published November 11, 2020

Classic Restaurants of Milwaukee – The History Press

Classic Restaurants of Milwaukee – The History Press

Published November 2, 2020.

10 Places that Could be Straight Out of a Wes Anderson Film – Smithsonian

10 Places that Could be Straight Out of a Wes Anderson Film – Smithsonian

Published October 14, 2020

The Psychological Reason You’re Feeling So Unfocused – Mental Floss

The Psychological Reason You’re Feeling So Unfocused – Mental Floss

Published September 4, 2020

How Will Covid-19 Change the Way Museums Are Built? – Smithsonian

How Will Covid-19 Change the Way Museums Are Built? – Smithsonian

Published September 16, 2020

Go on a Virtual Safari – Smithsonian

Go on a Virtual Safari – Smithsonian

Published September 2, 2020

The Fortune-Telling Power of Bulgarian Banitsa – Smart Mouth

The Fortune-Telling Power of Bulgarian Banitsa – Smart Mouth

Published August 27, 2020

The Question that Separates Yoopers from Trolls – Midwesterner

The Question that Separates Yoopers from Trolls – Midwesterner

Published August 10, 2020

Hot Ham, Six Free Rolls – Midwesterner

Hot Ham, Six Free Rolls – Midwesterner

Published August 5, 2020

Emetophobia, a Fear of Vomiting That Rules My Entire Life – Good Housekeeping

Emetophobia, a Fear of Vomiting That Rules My Entire Life – Good Housekeeping

Published August 4, 2020

A Champion in Accessible Design, the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Museum – Smithsonian

A Champion in Accessible Design, the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Museum – Smithsonian

Published July 30, 2020

This Frank Lloyd Wright Home Was a Trailblazing Example of Accessible Design – Smithsonian

This Frank Lloyd Wright Home Was a Trailblazing Example of Accessible Design – Smithsonian

Published July 24, 2020

Reflections on Paper Mario: The Origami King – The Daily Drunk

Reflections on Paper Mario: The Origami King – The Daily Drunk

Published July 20, 2020

The 500-Year-Old History of Pretzel Necklaces – Wine Enthusiast

The 500-Year-Old History of Pretzel Necklaces – Wine Enthusiast

Published July 20, 2020

Kitchen Witch Newsletter

Kitchen Witch Newsletter

I am the editor and owner of the Kitchen Witch Newsletter.

The New Normal of Dining Out – Smithsonian

The New Normal of Dining Out – Smithsonian

Published June 5, 2020

Asados Are the GOAT of Patagonian Feasts – Smart Mouth

Asados Are the GOAT of Patagonian Feasts – Smart Mouth

Published April 30, 2020

One Roof, Multiple Collaborations – Marquette University, Discover

One Roof, Multiple Collaborations – Marquette University, Discover

Published April 23, 2020

How Street Artists Around the World are Reacting to Life with COVID-19 – Smithsonian

How Street Artists Around the World are Reacting to Life with COVID-19 – Smithsonian

Published April 23, 2020

Everything You Need to Know About Hydrogen Breath Tests – The Checkup

Everything You Need to Know About Hydrogen Breath Tests – The Checkup

Published April 2, 2020

After Almost 500 Years, the World’s Oldest Social Housing Complex Is Still Going Strong – Smithsonian

After Almost 500 Years, the World’s Oldest Social Housing Complex Is Still Going Strong – Smithsonian

Published December 19, 2019

Visit This German Castle Where DNA Was First Discovered

Visit This German Castle Where DNA Was First Discovered

Published December 11, 2019

Food Writing: Meals And Manuscripts – Writers.com

Food Writing: Meals And Manuscripts – Writers.com

Jennifer teaches an online food writing course.

Want to Dig For Dinosaur Bones? Join the Pros at These Spots – Smithsonian

Want to Dig For Dinosaur Bones? Join the Pros at These Spots – Smithsonian

Published September 24, 2019

From Nazi Prisons to Cat Sanctuaries, Explore the Many Lives of These Russian Palaces – Smithsonian

From Nazi Prisons to Cat Sanctuaries, Explore the Many Lives of These Russian Palaces – Smithsonian

Published August 19, 2019

Visit the World’s Only Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum – Smithsonian

Visit the World’s Only Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum – Smithsonian

Published August 15, 2019

Learn to Surf on the Break Where It All Began – Smithsonian

Learn to Surf on the Break Where It All Began – Smithsonian

Published August 12, 2019

Hacking a sex toy is possible — and it could have dangerous results – Mic

Hacking a sex toy is possible — and it could have dangerous results – Mic

Published August 5, 2019

Following the Gaucho Trail in Argentina’s Patagonia – Silversea

Following the Gaucho Trail in Argentina’s Patagonia – Silversea

Published August 2, 2019

There’s a Massive Jester Floating on Austria’s Lake Constance – Smithsonian

There’s a Massive Jester Floating on Austria’s Lake Constance – Smithsonian

Published July 15, 2019

See the Real Deadwood – Smithsonian

See the Real Deadwood – Smithsonian

Published May 30, 2019

What Is a Sound Bath? What You Need to Know About Sound Healing and Therapy – Horoscope.com

What Is a Sound Bath? What You Need to Know About Sound Healing and Therapy – Horoscope.com

Published April 20, 2019

Natural Weed Killer: Get Rid of Weeds the Natural Way – Global Healing Center

Natural Weed Killer: Get Rid of Weeds the Natural Way – Global Healing Center

Published April 10, 2019

Get a Brighter Smile With DIY Natural Teeth Whitening – Global Healing Center

Get a Brighter Smile With DIY Natural Teeth Whitening – Global Healing Center

Published April 8, 2019

Why Am I Always Tired? Simple Tips to Stay Alert – Global Healing Center

Why Am I Always Tired? Simple Tips to Stay Alert – Global Healing Center

Published March 4, 2019

Healing Herbs: Embracing Nature’s Medicine – Global Healing Center

Healing Herbs: Embracing Nature’s Medicine – Global Healing Center

Published December 19, 2018

Peek Inside the Workshop Where Mardi Gras Floats Are Made – Smithsonian

Peek Inside the Workshop Where Mardi Gras Floats Are Made – Smithsonian

Published March 4, 2019

How to Become a Cheesehead – Smithsonian

How to Become a Cheesehead – Smithsonian

Published September 13, 2018

Ghosts of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula – The History Press

Ghosts of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula – The History Press

Published October 1, 2018

Catch a Game at These Still-Functional AAGPBL Ballparks This Summer – Smithsonian

Catch a Game at These Still-Functional AAGPBL Ballparks This Summer – Smithsonian

Published June 29, 2018

Why Do People Sign Yearbooks? – The Atlantic

Why Do People Sign Yearbooks? – The Atlantic

Published June 3, 2018

Pain Bias: The Health Inequality Rarely Discussed – BBC Future

Pain Bias: The Health Inequality Rarely Discussed – BBC Future

Published May 22, 2018

Chicago area scientists are saving the world’s trees – Curbed Chicago

Chicago area scientists are saving the world’s trees – Curbed Chicago

Published May 17, 2018

Five Places Where You Can Still See Remnants of the Great Chicago Fire – Smithsonian

Five Places Where You Can Still See Remnants of the Great Chicago Fire – Smithsonian

Published January 24, 2018

The Shocking World of Electrosex – Playboy

The Shocking World of Electrosex – Playboy

Published January 5, 2018

A Visit to the House of the Mountain Gorillas – Smithsonian

A Visit to the House of the Mountain Gorillas – Smithsonian

Published January 4, 2018

Your Snot Is Someone Else’s Fetish, Who Knew? – Playboy

Your Snot Is Someone Else’s Fetish, Who Knew? – Playboy

Published January 3, 2018

A New Use for Your Leftover New Year’s Balloons – Playboy

A New Use for Your Leftover New Year’s Balloons – Playboy

Published January 2, 2017

The Mundane Magick Of Crystals And Gemstones – Ravishly

The Mundane Magick Of Crystals And Gemstones – Ravishly

Published October 27, 2017

Follow the Paths of Viking Raiders from Norway to North America – Smithsonian

Follow the Paths of Viking Raiders from Norway to North America – Smithsonian

Published October 25, 2017

Everything in This Museum Is Fake – Smithsonian

Everything in This Museum Is Fake – Smithsonian

Published October 13, 2017

The Secret Brotherhood of Male Erotica Writers – Playboy

The Secret Brotherhood of Male Erotica Writers – Playboy

Published in the September/October 2017 issue

Kick Back with The Dude at These Worldwide Lebowski Bars – Marriott Traveler

Kick Back with The Dude at These Worldwide Lebowski Bars – Marriott Traveler

Published August 22, 2017

What You Need to Know About Barrel Char – Tales of the Cocktail

What You Need to Know About Barrel Char – Tales of the Cocktail

Published July 12, 2017

Inside the Wild World of Women With Daddy Fetishes – Playboy

Inside the Wild World of Women With Daddy Fetishes – Playboy

Published June 16, 2017

Trace Martin Luther’s Footsteps Through Germany – Smithsonian

Trace Martin Luther’s Footsteps Through Germany – Smithsonian

Published June 26, 2017

A Guided Tour of Australia’s Blue Mountains Follows Ancient Aboriginal Songlines – Smithsonian

A Guided Tour of Australia’s Blue Mountains Follows Ancient Aboriginal Songlines – Smithsonian

Published June 23, 2017

Spend This Summer With Monks in Rural Utah – Fodor’s

Spend This Summer With Monks in Rural Utah – Fodor’s

Published May 11, 2017

Inside the Space Camp Designed for Blind and Visually Impaired Kids – Mental Floss

Inside the Space Camp Designed for Blind and Visually Impaired Kids – Mental Floss

Published May 10, 2017

Hike in the Footsteps of Teddy Roosevelt – Smithsonian

Hike in the Footsteps of Teddy Roosevelt – Smithsonian

Published April 28, 2017

Explore China’s Ancient Water Towns – Smithsonian

Explore China’s Ancient Water Towns – Smithsonian

Published April 28, 2017

A Founder of Earth Day Looks Back on How It Began – mental_floss

A Founder of Earth Day Looks Back on How It Began – mental_floss

Published April 21, 2017

This Luxury Hotel in London Was Once a Secret Spy Base – Smithsonian

This Luxury Hotel in London Was Once a Secret Spy Base – Smithsonian

Published April 18, 2017

I Have to Wear Gloves All Year Round – Racked

I Have to Wear Gloves All Year Round – Racked

Published March 30, 2017

Immigrant Trash Becomes Music Instruments – New York Post

Immigrant Trash Becomes Music Instruments – New York Post

Published March 30, 2017

From Street Life to Hollywood: Father-Son Photographers – OZY

From Street Life to Hollywood: Father-Son Photographers – OZY

Published March 24, 2017

Scotland’s Newest Nature Trails Are Underwater – Smithsonian

Scotland’s Newest Nature Trails Are Underwater – Smithsonian

Published March 13, 2017

How Gender Determines Our Perception of Genius – OZY

How Gender Determines Our Perception of Genius – OZY

Published March 3, 2017

New Caribbean Dive Site: A Ship That Survived Pearl Harbor – The New York Times

New Caribbean Dive Site: A Ship That Survived Pearl Harbor – The New York Times

Published March 8, 2017

4 Spectacular Shipwrecks You Can Dive Near Chicago – Mental Floss

4 Spectacular Shipwrecks You Can Dive Near Chicago – Mental Floss

Published February 28, 2017

Colombia’s Underground Salt Mine Cathedral – Smithsonian

Colombia’s Underground Salt Mine Cathedral – Smithsonian

Published February 28, 2017

WWI Fake Spy Trees – Smithsonian

WWI Fake Spy Trees – Smithsonian

Published February 24, 2017

New Priority for Ocean Resorts: Restoring Reefs – The New York Times

New Priority for Ocean Resorts: Restoring Reefs – The New York Times

Published February 23, 2017

Visit Seven Historic Recording Studios – Smithsonian

Visit Seven Historic Recording Studios – Smithsonian

Published February 15, 2017

How Moonshine Bootlegging Gave Rise to NASCAR – Smithsonian

How Moonshine Bootlegging Gave Rise to NASCAR – Smithsonian

Published February 1, 2017

Explore the Ruins of an Ancient Incense Route – Smithsonian

Explore the Ruins of an Ancient Incense Route – Smithsonian

Published January 26, 2017

How Clearing Criminal Records Puts People to Work – The Atlantic/CityLab

How Clearing Criminal Records Puts People to Work – The Atlantic/CityLab

Published January 10, 2017

Where Swimming With Otters Brings Peace and Healing to Kids (and Adults) – Mental Floss

Where Swimming With Otters Brings Peace and Healing to Kids (and Adults) – Mental Floss

Published January 5, 2017

How Ancient Volcanoes Created Armenia’s Pink City – Smithsonian

How Ancient Volcanoes Created Armenia’s Pink City – Smithsonian

Published December 28, 2016

A Brief History of America’s Most Outrageous Dentist – Smithsonian

A Brief History of America’s Most Outrageous Dentist – Smithsonian

Published December 28, 2016

The Hidden Mickeys of Disneyland – Disney Books

The Hidden Mickeys of Disneyland – Disney Books

Published May 2015

Destino – Disney Books

Destino – Disney Books

Published October 2015

A Cooking Safari with Mickey – Disney Books

A Cooking Safari with Mickey – Disney Books

Published 2015

Oyster Hunting in Denmark – Ensemble Vacations

Oyster Hunting in Denmark – Ensemble Vacations

Published in the Winter 2016 issue

Crocheted Coral Reefs Raise Awareness of Real Reefs’ Destruction – mental_floss

Crocheted Coral Reefs Raise Awareness of Real Reefs’ Destruction – mental_floss

Published December 7, 2016

How to Experience a Mission to Mars – Smithsonian

How to Experience a Mission to Mars – Smithsonian

Published December 5, 2016

An Affair to Remember – Advantages Magazine

An Affair to Remember – Advantages Magazine

Published mid-September, 2016

The Motorcycle that Rode the Tsunami – Smithsonian

The Motorcycle that Rode the Tsunami – Smithsonian

Published September 12, 2016

Louisiana’s Most Famous Sausage – Smithsonian

Louisiana’s Most Famous Sausage – Smithsonian

Published September 16, 2016

Haiku History on the Basho Trail in Japan – CN Traveler

Haiku History on the Basho Trail in Japan – CN Traveler

Published September 15, 2016

Making Impossible Cheese in Belize – GOOD

Making Impossible Cheese in Belize – GOOD

Published September 8, 2016

Second Life’s Kink and Fetish Community – Thrillist

Second Life’s Kink and Fetish Community – Thrillist

Published August 12, 2016

Japan’s Fake Food – Smithsonian

Japan’s Fake Food – Smithsonian

Published August 4, 2016

Indiana University Library’s Lilly Library and its Rare Collection – Smithsonian

Indiana University Library’s Lilly Library and its Rare Collection – Smithsonian

Published June 23, 2016

How to do a Proper Cheese Road Trip through Wisconsin – Matador

How to do a Proper Cheese Road Trip through Wisconsin – Matador

Published June 23, 2016

Dwindling Isle Royale Wolf Numbers – Earth Island Journal

Dwindling Isle Royale Wolf Numbers – Earth Island Journal

Published June 14, 2016

The 29 Can’t-Miss Summer Festivals of 2016 – Smithsonian

The 29 Can’t-Miss Summer Festivals of 2016 – Smithsonian

Published June 7, 2016

A Spider vs. Gecko Battle Showed Me the True Heart of Belize – Paste

A Spider vs. Gecko Battle Showed Me the True Heart of Belize – Paste

Published May 26, 2016

Discover America’s Bloody History at Five Famous Dueling Grounds – Smithsonian

Discover America’s Bloody History at Five Famous Dueling Grounds – Smithsonian

Published May 24, 2016

Inside the Weird, Wonderful World of Naked Skydiving – Thrillist

Inside the Weird, Wonderful World of Naked Skydiving – Thrillist

Published May 23, 2016

Why Everyone Should Consider Taking A Nudist Cruise – Thrillist

Why Everyone Should Consider Taking A Nudist Cruise – Thrillist

Published May 20, 2016

5 Classic Fermented Foods – The Kitchn

5 Classic Fermented Foods – The Kitchn

Published April 7, 2016

6 Unexpected Island Namesakes – Mental Floss

6 Unexpected Island Namesakes – Mental Floss

Published April 4, 2016

A Cheese-Lover’s Guide to the Midwest – Smithsonian

A Cheese-Lover’s Guide to the Midwest – Smithsonian

Published April 1, 2016

Country Hotel Anna review – Luxury and Boutique Hotels

Country Hotel Anna review – Luxury and Boutique Hotels

Published March 2016

Tamaya Resort and Spa review – Luxury and Boutique Hotels

Tamaya Resort and Spa review – Luxury and Boutique Hotels

Published March 2016

Turned on by Handwriting – Playboy

Turned on by Handwriting – Playboy

Published March 9, 2016

Courthouse Dogs Help Victims Tell Their Stories – mental_floss

Courthouse Dogs Help Victims Tell Their Stories – mental_floss

Published February 26, 2016

How 43 Giant, Crumbling Presidential Heads Ended Up in a Virginia Field – Smithsonian

How 43 Giant, Crumbling Presidential Heads Ended Up in a Virginia Field – Smithsonian

Published February 12, 2016

Protecting the Architectural Legacy of Columbus, Indiana – Belt Magazine

Protecting the Architectural Legacy of Columbus, Indiana – Belt Magazine

Published February 4, 2016

Open Range Meets Open Mic – Smithsonian

Open Range Meets Open Mic – Smithsonian

Published January 29, 2016

Behind the Scenes at America’s Most Lucrative Elvis Presley Tribute Contest – Smithsonian

Behind the Scenes at America’s Most Lucrative Elvis Presley Tribute Contest – Smithsonian

Published January 8, 2016

Giant Christmas Displays Are Taking Over Malls Throughout Asia

Giant Christmas Displays Are Taking Over Malls Throughout Asia

Published December 23, 2015

Chicago City Guide – Travel + Leisure

Chicago City Guide – Travel + Leisure

Published November 2015 and updated as needed

Illegal in Iceland: Quirky Bans From the Land of Fire and Ice – Smithsonian

Illegal in Iceland: Quirky Bans From the Land of Fire and Ice – Smithsonian

Published December 16, 2015

The Origin of Krampus, Europe’s Evil Twist on Santa – Smithsonian

The Origin of Krampus, Europe’s Evil Twist on Santa – Smithsonian

Published December 4, 2015

Go Down the Rabbit Hole in This Fantastical French Park – Smithsonian

Go Down the Rabbit Hole in This Fantastical French Park – Smithsonian

Published December 1, 2015

Best Places to Travel in 2016: Liege, Belgium – Travel + Leisure

Best Places to Travel in 2016: Liege, Belgium – Travel + Leisure

Published December 1, 2015

Embrace the Art of Failure at Austria’s Nonseum – Smithsonian

Embrace the Art of Failure at Austria’s Nonseum – Smithsonian

Published November 10, 2015

Tobacco as a Foodie Trend – The Guardian

Tobacco as a Foodie Trend – The Guardian

Published November 3, 2015

Tips From Syfy’s Ghost Hunters – Yahoo Travel

Tips From Syfy’s Ghost Hunters – Yahoo Travel

Published October 30, 2015

Wild-Fermented Beer Yeast – Eater

Wild-Fermented Beer Yeast – Eater

Published November 2, 2015

So, Where are we at with Time Travel? – Playboy

So, Where are we at with Time Travel? – Playboy

Published October 21, 2015

The 19 Best Things to do in Chicago for Halloween – Travel + Leisure

The 19 Best Things to do in Chicago for Halloween – Travel + Leisure

Published October 14, 2015

How Social Media is Helping to Save Endangered Languages – Mental Floss

How Social Media is Helping to Save Endangered Languages – Mental Floss

Published September 17, 2015

The End of the World is Coming, Again – Playboy

The End of the World is Coming, Again – Playboy

Published September 9, 2015

Prison Cats Reform Inmates – Mental Floss

Prison Cats Reform Inmates – Mental Floss

Published August 6, 2015

Manitoulin Island’s Haweaters – Atlas Obscura

Manitoulin Island’s Haweaters – Atlas Obscura

Published August 6, 2015

Spain’s Cork Forest Eco-Tour – The New York Times

Spain’s Cork Forest Eco-Tour – The New York Times

Published online July 8, 2015; Published in print July 12, 2015

All Hail the Sharing Economy – Playboy

All Hail the Sharing Economy – Playboy

Published June 26, 2015

Images of Modern America: Kenosha – Arcadia Publishing

Images of Modern America: Kenosha – Arcadia Publishing

Published June 22, 2015

The Science of Immortality – Playboy

The Science of Immortality – Playboy

Published June 22, 2015

The Dark Side of the Spoon: What Astronauts Eat in Space – Serious Eats

The Dark Side of the Spoon: What Astronauts Eat in Space – Serious Eats

Published June 18, 2015

Why We Stalk Our Exes on Facebook – Mental Floss

Why We Stalk Our Exes on Facebook – Mental Floss

Published June 1, 2015

London’s Meatiest Street Food Tour – Conde Nast Traveler

London’s Meatiest Street Food Tour – Conde Nast Traveler

Published June 1, 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

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

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

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

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 was the Managing Editor of World Travel Buzz from March 2013 to April 2016.

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

Market Your Work Like a PR Pro – Songwriters Market

Market Your Work Like a PR Pro – Songwriters Market

Published Oct 2013

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

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