E-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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 ageing, the Swiss national anthem, finding a job after 45, becoming a Swiss citizen, a Swiss journalist’s book about America, executives and stress, disaster response, tattoo removal, forensics, nursing homes, eating disorders, Swiss cleanliness, sports funding, innovation in tourism, the Holocaust assets controversy, heart transplants, organ donation, and social media at the London Olympics.
I have also created audio podcasts on integration and citizenship, Understanding America, volunteerism, writing, multilingualism, Swiss skiing, being political in Bern, noise, stress, Swiss 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).
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.