About Lindsay J. Westley

HeadshotI’m a freelance writer and editor based in Burlington, Vermont. I write about travel, food, fitness, design and the arts for publications including EatingWell, Dwell magazine, the Washington Post, Art New England, Forbes.com, GRAY design magazine and The Horse. I primarily work for EatingWell magazine, where I'm a contributing editor to the magazine and am the editorial director for Eat Well, Live Better, a magazine distributed to all military commissaries around the world. Locally, I also write for Seven Days, Kids Vermont and the Eastern Mountain Sports blog

As a copywriter, I've worked with several local ad agencies, including the Burlington-based Place Creative Company, and JDK Design, where I’m a freelance proofreader and have proofed copy for accounts including Black Diamond, lululemon, Merrill, Patagonia, Seventh Generation, Virgin Mobile and Burton Snowboards. I also write a corporate blog for Freedom Health about equine digestive issues, and am a PR consultant for the Philadelphia-based nonprofit music organization, LiveConnections.

Until June 2011 I was Senior Press Officer in the Communications department at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, where I developed and managed publicity for the museum's permanent collections and special exhibitions. As a museum writer, I often worked on long-term projects that required consistent and creative writing, but I also used my journalism background when creating news announcements or press releases for members of the media.

Until April 2009, I worked as the Arts & Culture Editor for The Bulletin daily newspaper in Philadelphia, where I managed the coverage of all aspects of the cultural sector, including art, dance, music, museums, theater and film. My duties as editor included managing and assigning articles to a 15-person freelance staff, editing and choosing content, working with my assistant editor to paginate the section and contributing my own articles on a near-daily basis. I also edited and created a weekly 16-page tabloid section previewing each weekend's cultural events, supplemented by a quarterly 24-page seasonal culture guide.

My interest in international travel has been fueled by several years spent living abroad; while obtaining my undergraduate degree from Kenyon College, I spent a semester at the University of Bristol, in Bristol, England, followed by two summers spent working as a polo groom in Gloucestershire, U.K. Upon graduation from Kenyon in 2005, I moved to New Zealand and then Australia, where I spent over a year working as a polo groom and writing for the Brisbane-based International Polo Leisure & Lifestyle magazine. I continue to expand my international travel experiences with occasional trips abroad when possible.


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