Jennifer Willis: Journalism Portfolio

I am a journalist, essayist and editor with experience with magazines, newspapers and websites. My primary areas of expertise are sustainable living and religion/spirituality — and even where these two converge. I also focus on health and history.

My professional services include:

  • books
  • articles & essays
  • newsletters
  • manuscript editing
  • website content
  • writers’ coaching
  • scripts
  • ghostwriting

Read what editors say about my work. You might also be interested in my Corporate Communications and Technical Writing Portfolio.

I love my work, I’m good at what I do, and I play nicely with others. Contact me about your project needs!

References are available upon request.

Some samples of my articles & essays . . .
  • Marriage secrets: The Thornburgs’ 70-year marriage is built on respect, forgiveness [HTML]
    The Oregonian. Portland, Oregon.
  • With 74 years of marriage, a Portland couple shares how they’ve made it work [HTML]
    The Oregonian. Portland, Oregon
  • Finding love, Portland style: Where the boys are (or aren’t) … [HTML]
    The Oregonian. Portland, Oregon.
  • I was anti-gun, until I got stalked [HTML]
    Salon.com.

  • Beard Team USA National Beard and Moustache Championships in Bend [HTML]
    The Oregonian. Portland, Oregon.
  • Shades of the Shoah [PDF] [HTML]
    Aish Hatorah. Jerusalem, Israel / International.
  • Out of the Shadows: Researching Jewish Children [PDF]
    Ancestry Magazine. National.
  • Breaking Bread to End Hunger [HTML]
    The Sentinel. Portland, Oregon.
  • Portland bicyclist’s live Web TV show powered by fun [HTML]
    The Oregonian. Portland, Oregon.
  • Day camp teaches bike skills alongside eco-friendly field trips [PDF] [HTML]
    The Oregonian. Portland, Oregon.

  • Bikes Are One Way Back on Track [PDF] [HTML]
    Portland Tribune. Portland, Oregon.

  • Voodoo Sisterhood [HTML]
    Skirt! Magazine.
  • The Yearly Mashed Potato Complaint [PDF] [HTML]
    Christian Science Monitor. National.

  • Introduction to Eco-Gardening [PDF]
    Vegetarian Times. National.

  • Summer Shouldn’t Cost the Earth [PDF] [HTML]
    Portland Tribune. Portland, Oregon.

  • Vacationing Families Exit the Minivan [PDF] [HTML]
    Portland Tribune. Portland, Oregon.

  • Rain Gardens Keep Rivers Clean [PDF] [HTML]
    Portland Tribune. Portland, Oregon.

  • A Buying Fast Offers a Real Breather [PDF] [HTML]
    Portland Tribune. Portland, Oregon.

  • City Critters Adapt to Urban Landscape [PDF] [HTML]
    Portland Tribune. Portland, Oregon.

  • Local Lumber is Building Bridges [PDF] [HTML]
    Portland Tribune. Portland, Oregon.

  • Clackamas River Gets a Good Scrubbing [PDF] [HTML]
    Portland Tribune. Portland, Oregon.

  • Look Up for Power Boost [PDF] [HTML]
    Portland Tribune. Portland, Oregon.

  • Tune Up Your Home with an Energy Audit [PDF] [HTML]
    Portland Tribune. Portland, Oregon.

  • Building Community: One Spoke at a Time [PDF] [HTML]
    Portland Tribune. Portland, Oregon.

  • Garbage is Gourmet Feast for Worms [PDF] [HTML]
    Portland Tribune. Portland, Oregon.
  • Goodbye Green Guilt, Hello Change [PDF] [HTML]
    Christian Science Monitor. National.

  • Faerieworlds festival in Eugene is your chance to make merry as a faerie [HTML]
    The Oregonian. Portland, Oregon.
  • The truth is still out there for the alien adherents attending this weekend’s UFO Festival in McMinnville [HTML]
    The Oregonian. Portland, Oregon.
  • Jewish, Arab students talk friendship [HTML]
    The Jewish Review. Portland, Oregon.
  • Halloween weddings: Couples go for holiday costumes and decor as they exchange vows [HTML]
    The Oregonian. Portland, Oregon.
  • Should Jews trick-or-treat? [HTML]
    The Jewish Review. Portland, Oregon.
  • Why holidays are the time to build family traditions [HTML]
    The Oregonian. Portland, Oregon.
  • Displaced by March Madness [PDF] [HTML]
    Christian Science Monitor. National.
  • St. Lucia Day greets cyclists with treats [PDF] [HTML]
    The Oregonian. Portland, Oregon.

  • Dancers Raise the Roof for a Sun-filled Summer [PDF] [HTML]
    Portland Tribune. Portland, Oregon.

  • Bead Here Now [PDF]
    Spirituality & Health. National.

  • It’s Witching Hour [PDF] [HTML]
    Portland Tribune. Portland, Oregon.

  • Ready for Ramadan [PDF] [HTML]
    Portland Tribune. Portland, Oregon.

  • Warm Embrace: Unity’s Diverse Appeal Welcomes Individual Spirituality [PDF] [HTML]
    Style Magazine. Richmond, Virginia.

  • Deep Channel: The Readings of Edgar Cayce Enlighten the Attuned [PDF] [HTML]
    Style Magazine. Richmond, Virginia.

  • Labor of Love: Downtown Churches Serve a Free Lunch to Those in Need [PDF]
    Style Magazine. Richmond, Virginia.
  • Revisiting Our World War II Heritage [PDF]
    Ancestry Magazine. National.

  • Genealogy Breakthrough: In Search of Judah [PDF]
    Ancestry Magazine. National.

  • Medical students get a dose of family medicine [PDF]
    The Portland Physician Scribe. Portland, Oregon.

  • Nurses without borders [PDF]
    The Portland Physician Scribe. Portland, Oregon.

  • Serving the Underserved [PDF]
    The Portland Physician Scribe. Portland, Oregon.

  • Music as medicine [PDF]
    The Portland Physician Scribe. Portland, Oregon.

  • Evening the odds [PDF]
    The Portland Physician Scribe. Portland, Oregon.

  • Class Mixes Snow Caves, Sisterhood [PDF] [HTML]
    Portland Tribune. Portland, Oregon.

  • Noses Know the Score [PDF] [HTML]
    Portland Tribune. Portland, Oregon.

  • Dogs Teach New Tricks [PDF] [HTML]
    Portland Tribune. Portland, Oregon.

  • Sledding to the Finish [PDF]
    PDX Magazine. Portland, Oregon.

  • Four Left Feet? Not for These Dancers [PDF] [HTML]
    Portland Tribune. Portland, Oregon.

  • Egypt: Camel Walk [HTML]
    Carlson-Wagonlit Postcards.

  • France: Searching for Joan [HTML]
    Style Magazine. Richmond, Virginia.