Writing and Reporting

Jeannie Wurz


E-mail address jwurz@hispeed.ch

Rate Negotiable, depends on the project

Native language(s) English

Related degree B.A. English Writing, Pennsylvania State University, 1983

Expertise in a particular field Women’s and intercultural issues, medicine and healthcare, communication, broadcasting, ethics





Writing/reporting experience

Stories about Switzerland Since July 2012, write feature articles and news stories and produce podcasts for the website of the Swiss public broadcasting service, www.swissinfo.ch.

Among the topics I’ve covered are the politics of ageingthe Swiss national anthem, finding a job after 45becoming a Swiss citizen, a Swiss journalist’s book about Americaexecutives and stressdisaster response, tattoo removalforensics, nursing homeseating disorders, Swiss cleanliness, sports funding, innovation in tourism, the Holocaust assets controversyheart transplants, organ donation, and social media at the London Olympics.

I have also created audio podcasts on integration and citizenshipUnderstanding America, volunteerism, writing, multilingualism, Swiss skiing, being political in Bern, noise, stressSwiss music, armies, legends in Bern and beyond, and playing a role in Swiss history.

Ethics From 2009 to 2012 produced a quarterly newsletter, Ethical Editing, for the London-based Committee on Publication Ethics (www.publicationethics.org).

Medicine Past medical writing includes magazine articles, international conference reports, an editorial, a distance learning module, and a booklet for parents of children with kidney cancer.

Human interest For the Chicago Tribune, wrote an essay  on parental expectations (A Daughter Vaults Into Her Own Dream) and an article on intercultural marriages (Special Blends).

Women and business For the now-defunct magazine Swiss News, wrote several articles, including Ruth Dreifuss: Charting a new course, a profile of Switzerland’s first woman President.

Organizational communications Between 1993 and 2003 produced 27 newsletter issues, a meeting report, and the booklet Welcome to Bern for the American Women’s Club of Bern.

Broadcasting In the 1980’s worked for 4 years as a reporter for a weekly news magazine (Broadcasting & Cable), covering the Public Broadcasting beat. Notable interviewees included radio host Garrison Keillor (“A Prairie Home Companion”) and television newsmen Robert MacNeil and James Lehrer (“The MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour”).

Here is a detailed publication list: JWurzPublications_current.

Read about my editing and proofreading experience