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Lynn Kuhns

6693 Lasley Shore Drive
Winneconne, Wisconsin, United States

Email: writewoodz@charter.net

Home page: Under construction

An accomplished and respected writer, Lynn Kuhns brings her readers, the print/media industry and other businesses more than two decades of professional writing experience.

Kuhns is dedicated to the accuracy, excitement and attraction of her writing — and to the deadlines and goals of her clients.

Her interviewing, writing, editing and teaching experiences are secured in a wide range of professional capacities dealing with an astonishing variety of projects and products.

An award-winning writer, Kuhns has worked as editor/writer for community newspapers and major urban newspaper tabloid. She’s served as urban newspaper editorial-board/writer, marketing-department copywriter; magazine staff writer, creative-writing teacher, corporate communicator and free-lance writing business owner.

Many hundreds of Kuhns’ cover, feature and news stories; and her slice-of-life, recipe, outdoor and nature columns — as well as advertising copy, press releases and poetry — have appeared in major U.S. metro and community newspapers, in-flight magazines, trade publications, brochures, literary and special-interest magazines, advertisements and promotional inserts.

She brings her editors and other clients in-depth experience on both “sides” of publishing and promotion – in the media (writer/editor) and for clients (copy-writer, public relations).

Kuhns’ professional dedication and Midwestern-warmed sense of humor, hard work and creativity enhance each project. Creative, accurate and sensitive attention to the printed product and to her readers make Lynn’s writings entertaining and memorable.

Readers enjoy her down-home, yet exciting and insightful style of writing. It’s a style that invites people to witness, to understand, to care... and to really look at the world around them.
Lynn Kuhns will bring your publication or business creativity, printed power and professional reliability all well within deadline; all with warm cooperation.
Living modestly and working from her rural lakeside home, Kuhns offers affordable prices applied to the written piece or project — or by word count, hourly, or as a contributing-staff member.


Professional background...
Free-lance writing business ... clients include newspapers, magazines, manufacturers, and other businesses..Feature, column and news writer, The Winneconne News. Former contributing columnist, The Oshkosh Northwestern: weekly recipe column w/chef’s profile; human-interest profiles. Served on editorial board; wrote weekly editorials, Passing Scene essay column and assigned features. Taught creative writing course, Fox Valley Technical College.

Contributor to: Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Future Hmong magazine, Northwoods Wisconsin and others.
Editor/writer... Dining Out tabloid, Hawaii Newspaper Agency, Gannett. Planned, wrote, edited and handled layout/production for 8-16 page Sunday publication.

Previous free-lance writing services: Editor/writer of Windward Oahu News, a community newspaper with circulation of 35,000. Wrote cover and feature articles and “advertorial” copy. Coordinated staff of 10 free-lance writers and photographers. Copy writing, press releases and other public-relations work: brochures and press releases for restaurants, clothing manufacturer, radio station, health-service professionals, sports and community organizationsand other clients.
Communications specialist, Hawaii Medical Services Association (a major health insurance organization). Wrote, edited monthly employee magazine, created ad copy, brochures and industry-related materials; human resources communicator for a major manufacturer/retailer.

Education... Bachelor of Arts degree, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. University newspaper staff and student government. College-level courses in news- and creative writing at University of Hawaii; advanced marketing/writing seminars. Member, Professional Journalists Association, Phi Mu sorority. Past member, Writers Guild. Active in hometown church/community/civic organizations.

Clients... include Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, The Oshkosh Northwestern, Crazy Shirts-Hawaii, Aloha Magazine (in-flight), After Dark magazine, Honolulu Star-Bulletin, In Paradise Magazine, Dining Out, Old Bottle Magazine, Building Managers (trade publication), Bamboo Ridge (literary), Sister Strew (literary anthology)... and others. Private promotion, public relations: Fin ’n’ Feather supper club, Historic Hawai’i, Hearing Clinic, Hawaii Medical Service Association, Mokulua Construction, KCCN Radio and many others.

Kudos... “Lynn Kuhns is an able writer and ambitious worker who brings high energy and creative enthusiasm to her writing assignments. She has an eagerness to learn that is refreshing in someone so experienced. Lynn also is a continual source of ideas on how to make processes function more efficiently... a self starter who cares about meeting quality standards and deadlines... Her persistent good cheer and cooperative approach to a wide variety of projects... considerable good humor, grace, courage and adaptability... keeps the pioneer spirit of her Midwestern origins alive and glowing wherever she goes.” – John Simonds, Hawaii Newspaper Agency/Star-Bulletin senior editor.
“[Lynn’s writing] is absolutely fist-rate solid reporting, borderline magnificent phrasing and word selections.”
“Recently retired and now I have more time to do the things I’ve dreamed about... one of them is reading your Monday morning column. We seem to live in an era when the only stories that get major attention by the media are trashy ones...Your article about a little girl at the side of the road was refreshing.... keep up the good work.” – Reader, via e-mail
“I enjoyed reading your article, A kinder, Milder Landscape, very much” –
“The best addition to your paper is Lynn Kuhns’ writing.”
“I have really enjoyed your writing in the Oshkosh Northwestern... Thanks again. You are doing a great job.”
Clips, portfolio, references, letters of commendation and comments, recommendations (from readers, editors, publishers, clients and, employers) are available!

Interests: Outdoors (fishing), environment/natural sciences, family, history/heritage, writing, reading, current social/cultural trends, gardening, hiking...family.

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: Yes

 

Published works:

Nonfiction

  • Fallen Giants