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Lindsay Welbers


Freelance writer, editor and journalist who likes the outdoors and every dog.

About Me

I’m a freelance writer and editor with 10 years of professional experience writing news for print, legal-focused international magazines, print and digital newsletters and social media management. I’ve managed blog content and strategy for startups interested in building their audience and reputation as a community thought leader and written feature stories on just about every topic including travel, food, agricultural news, healthcare and entertainment. Samples of my work can be found here. My time in journalism taught me to pay attention to the small details, to ask tough questions and to meet deadlines. I have also written nonprofit newsletters, donor asks and calls to action. My work has created authentic real world responses, through community action, donations driven and supporters engaged. I have edited novels, news, features, magazines, blogs and press releases for content, consistency, style, voice and length. Please contact me regarding any work you may have available that requires a keen copy editor’s eye, or if you need ongoing content created to grow your business. I enjoy working with innovators, mission-driven organizations, startups and people with new ideas. I am available both for ongoing work and interesting one-off projects.

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My Writing Samples

Not just on Halloween: Cemeteries a reminder of communities’ rich past

Marble, zinc, iron and concrete monuments dot the Illinois Valley, but they may not be the first thing someone thinks of when thinking of cemeteries


Managing with Aloha

While legal administrators in Hawaii are enjoying serene beaches at a time that most of us are buried in snow, law offices there face many of the same problems as those across the globe.


Medical Marijuana Prescription or Recommendation: What is the Difference? Does it Matter?

In the United States, doctors do not prescribe medical marijuana. They can, however, depending on state law, recommend or certify that a qualifying patient would benefit from medical marijuana. While it might seem like they are the same thing, a doctor sees that a patient might benefit from medical marijuana for pain and symptom relief, legally, the meaning is very different.


SSA detailed: Proposal may increase taxes by 40 percent

The proposed 53rd Street special service area would largely overlap with the tax increment financing district, but if approved would have a huge affect on tax bills for those businesses and residences.



Writing Co-Lead

• Volunteering to help elect the progressive 47th Ward Alderman as Governor of Illinois using online tools (Trello, Google Docs, Slack) to engage with peers and facilitate campaign communications. Working to write and edit press releases and social media language, assist in the planning and execution of statewide candidate listening tours, hyperlocal communications, researching issues relevant to individual municipalities, and other writing and editing tasks as needed.

Company: Ameya Pawar for Governor

I worked there from 5/2017 until now

Development Associate

•Managed and produced three large fundraising events; created and maintained daily social media and other communications •Maintain daily outreach for volunteers through various social media, email and other outlets. During my tenure with CVLS, we gained over 200 new followers, and day-to-day impressions rose over 50 percent• Produced monthly newsletter, including overseeing and managing a layout update to create a more engaging outlay, and assisted with graphic design of outreach materials

Company: Chicago Volunteer Legal Services,

I worked there from 4/2016 until 5/2017

Staff Writer

•Researched and wrote between 5 and ten weekly, front page articles for readership of 10,000 subscribers •Maintained and monitored several regular news briefs including crime, real estate, development, parks and preservation as well as hard news and breaking news•Proofed and edited all editorial content weekly prior to final printing. Checked for accuracy, AP Style, factual and grammatical errors

Company: Hyde Park Herald, Lakefront Outlook

I worked there from 4/2012 until 4/2015

General Assignment Reporter

•Covered politics, business, education, health, human interest, food and travel stories for 15,000 circulation daily newspaper in central Illinois•Broke news on public safety issues and fires; shot and edited photographs as needed; reported on three local elections•Tracked police reports and followed cases through court systems •Coordinated coverage as part of a regional team•Covered complex, ongoing story related to environmental and health issues created by a Superfund site in Depue, Illinois

Company: LaSalle News Tribune

I worked there from 8/2008 until 9/2010

Content I Write