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Sherry Beck Paprocki [More Info]
Sherry Paprocki, president of ASJA, is an award-winning writer, editor and author whose bylines have been widely published in national and regional magazines and newspapers. Her juvenile biography about Oprah Winfrey was named to the 2006 Nonfiction Honor List created by the Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA). Since 2000, Sherry has had an ongoing relationship with Chelsea House Publishers (a subsidiary of InfoBase Publishing) and has written biographies about Katie Couric, Martha Stewart, Ellen DeGeneres, Anita Roddick, Michelle Kwan, Vicente Fox, Bob Marley and others. In 2009 she co-authored The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Branding.
 
Eve Becker [More Info]

Eve Becker is Editor of Chicago Health magazine and Associate Editor of Gluten-Free & More magazine.

Chicago Health magazine is a leading print and online publication that covers a range of relevant, need-to-know healthcare topics for Chicago consumers. Chicago Health magazine is published twice a year in print, and its website, chicagohealthonline.com, is updated every other week with original new stories. Chicago Health is a resource for Chicagoans to become educated on a range of health issues — such as nutrition, cancer, alternative medicine, orthopedics, women’s health, men’s health — and to advocate for their own healthcare.

Gluten-Free & More magazine is a national bimonthly magazine that is the top magazine for people with food allergies and sensitivities. As Associate Editor, Eve is in charge of editing the health content for the magazine. Gluten Free & More’s health stories are well-researched, timely stories about the latest research and developments that affect those with celiac disease or gluten intolerance.

Prior to working for Chicago Health and Gluten Free & More, Eve was managing editor for Tribune Media Services (now called Tribune Content Agency), the syndication division of Tribune company that edited and distributed some 200 nationally syndicated columns, comic strips, editorial cartoons and puzzles.

 
Barbara Bohn [More Info]
Barbara Bohn has been managing editor of Hotels magazine, a B to B publication covering the global hotel industry, since 2015. Previously, she was opinions editor and copy chief of Crain’s Chicago Business, and earlier career iterations have included freelance writer and editor, adjunct faculty in Columbia College Chicago’s journalism department, web communications and marketing director, and the managing editor of a grand, short-lived, subscription-based experiment in the early days of the World Wide Web that was later dubbed “the $50 million mistake.” She lives and works in Chicago.
 
Damon Brown [More Info]

Former ASJA Board Member Damon Brown helps potential and current entrepreneurs make their mark without sacrificing themselves. He co-founded the popular platonic connection app Cuddlr and led it to acquisition within a year, all while being the primary caretaker of his infant first son. He now guides others through his consulting, his weekly Inc.com column, and public speaking on platforms like TED. Damon’s most recent book is “The Productive Bite-Sized Entrepreneur: 24 Smart Secrets to Do More in Less Time”, the latest in his best-selling Bite-Sized Entrepreneur series. Join his exclusive better business discussions at bit.ly/JoinDamon.

 
Nancy Cao [More Info]
Nancy Cao is the founder of Peerkat,(peerkat.com), a virtual mastermind service for freelancers and solopreneurs of all stripes. As millions of Americans enter the independent workforce, Peerkat is activating peer-to-peer learning in order to provide freelancers with the critical support and accountability they need to build strong, purposeful, and relevant businesses. Nancy combines her experiences as a management consultant, a professional development program manager, and a public speaking workshop facilitator to create a structured and engaging learning environment for independent and highly motivated freelancers. She holds an MBA from Berkeley-Haas and a BA from the University of Michigan.
 
Debbie Carlson [More Info]
Debbie Carlson has freelanced full time for nearly eight years, with current bylines in The Guardian, Chicago Tribune, US News & World Report, CIO Magazine, Financial Advisor, ETF Report and Wealth Management. Prior to freelancing full time she was an editor at Dow Jones Newswires for several years were she had regular bylines in the Wall Street Journal and Barron's.
 
Joanne Cleaver [More Info]
Joanne Cleaver is a content strategist and communication consultant who designs and manages large research and editorial projects. Media outreach and media mentions are integral to many of her clients’ success.
 
Rosalind Cummings-Yeates [More Info]

Rosalind Cummings-Yeates is an award-winning journalist, blogger and arts critic specializing in travel and lifestyle topics. She’s the author of Exploring Chicago Blues: Inside The Scene, Past and Present (History Press), a guidebook to Chicago blues history and landmarks. Her other credits include  USA Today,Woman’s Day, Hemispheres, MSN, Salon, Bride's, Marriott Traveler, Miami Herald, Go Magazine, Midwest Living, Chicago Magazine, Orbitz, Travel Life Magazine, Get Lost, Rough Guide to Women Travel and the Chicago Sun Times, among other publications. She writes a monthly blues column for the Illinois Entertainer, travel blogs for various publications and teaches journalism at Columbia College Chicago. She’s based in Chicago, from which she manages to escape during the Windy City’s six official winter months.  Her professional memberships include the Society of American Travel Writers and American Society of Journalists and Authors. You can read more of her work on her web site, www.RosalindCummingsYeates.com and on her travel and culture blog, Farsighted Fly Girl.

 
Monica Eng [More Info]
Monica reports and produces segments on food, health and ethnic culture in Chicago and beyond. Before coming to WBEZ, Monica Eng was a food, culture and watchdog-investigative reporter at the Chicago Tribune for 16 years. Before that she wrote and edited for the Daily Southtown and Chicago Sun Times. Monica has won multiple writing awards and been nominated for the James Beard Award five times. Monica is a fourth generation Chicagoan whose children are fourth generation Chicago Public Schools graduates.
 
Jennifer Fink [More Info]
Jennifer L.W. Fink is a Wisconsin-based writer who specializes in health, education and parenting. She is an ASJA Board Member and the creator of BuildingBoys.net, a web that helps parents & educators better understand boys.
 
Rob Golub [More Info]

Rob Golub is editor of the Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle. He previously served as local editor and then chief editor for The Journal Times, the daily newspaper for Racine County, Wisconsin. 

Golub is an experienced supervisor, digital advocate and mobile journalist. Golub has led seminars on how to work with the media and on best practices for social media. He's won several awards, including two 2016 Milwaukee Press Club awards. He is licensed to practice law in three states and he is president of the board for NAMI Wisconsin, the mental health advocacy organization.

Golub has been on the receiving end of story pitches for about ten years. 

 
Debra Gordon [More Info]
Debra Gordon, MS is a seasoned healthcare communications professional who specializes in writing business-to-business and business-to-consumer marketing-focused content designed to promote medical and healthcare-related content for clinicians, businesses, and consumers. She received her bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Virginia and her Masters in Biomedical Writing from the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. She has more than 30 years experience in the healthcare world, including a decade as a newspaper reporter covering medicine and healthcare. Clients have included GE Healthcare, Geisinger Health System, Spectrum Health System, Castlight, Price Waterhouse, and Ogilvy CommonHealth.
 
Becky Lang [More Info]

Becky Lang is editor in chief of Discover, a national general-interest science magazine. Before joining Discover in early 2013, she was entrenched in newspapers, most recently at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, where she was the health/science/environment editor for 11 years. Lang is a graduate of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.

 
Leah Nicholson [More Info]

Leah Nicholson started at Jenkins Group in 2002 as the text director where she oversaw all book editorial and text design. In 2007 she became the book production manager, supervising the production aspects of all custom book publishing at Jenkins Group. For each of the company's projects, Leah directs a wealth of talented designers, editors, writers and printers in their day-to-day activities. Over the last ten years, Leah has cultivated a talented pool of award-winning ghostwriters from multiple genres. She greatly enjoys the process of matching authors with the perfect writer.

Leah holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Professional Writing from Grand Valley State University.

 
Tara Richter [More Info]
Tara Richter is the President of Richter Publishing LLC. She specializes in helping aspiring authors write their non-fiction story in 4 weeks & publish a book in order to become an expert in their industry. She has been featured on CNN, ABC, Daytime TV, FOX, SSN, Channel 10 News, USA TODAY, Beverly Hills Times and radio stations all over the world. Richter Publishing has published many Amazon Best Selling books including Anthony Amos & celebrity entrepreneur, Kevin Harrington, Shark from ABC’s “Shark Tank” with their joint book, “How to Catch a Shark."
 
Claire Zulkey [More Info]
Claire Zulkey took the plunge and became a full time freelancer in 2015 after enjoying two years writing for alumni relations at the University of Chicago (and before that, stints at an academic journal and an advertising agency.) Recent clients include Runners World, Chicago Magazine, Racked, the Atlantic and US Catholic. She is also a young adult and a middle grade novelist. More about her (including contact info) is at Zulkey.com.