Want to have your work published or become a media RD? Amy is available for one-on-one media coaching through the idea generation and pitch process—and she specializes in working with other health professionals (including dietitians, personal trainers, doctors, and more). She is also available to work with freelance writers.
Before she went back to school to become a dietitian, Amy was a magazine and .com editor for eight-plus years—on staff at titles including Health, Prevention, Parents, American Baby (now Fit Pregnancy and Baby), Weight Watchers Magazine, and WeightWatchers.com. In addition, her writing has been published in dozens of publications, including Dr. Oz the Good Life, , , , Women's Health, Ladies' Home Journal, , Consumer Reports ShopSmart, Yoga Journal, Runner's World, , and more. (For examples of her work, see here.)
Amy will help you pen a winning pitch and get your pitch into the right hands, then figure out what to do next. She'll also let you in on trade secrets—such as the best ways to pitch, how much lead time you need to take into account, and the best time and way to follow up.
Get your work published through working with Amy! Within the year, you'll more than make back your coaching investment with freelance assignments!
Wondering what to expect? Read the review that Kelli Shallal, MPH, RD, wrote.
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"Although I've had significant scientific writing experience, popular media was a mystery to me. Amy was a patient coach, answering all of my seemingly silly questions, providing exceptional guidance in finding the right recipient of a pitch, and giving constructive criticism on writing. Amy is uniquely qualified to offer media coaching with her editorial experience and professional nutrition credentials. As a result of just one pitch that I worked on with Amy and sent to an editor at Reader's Digest, I have received 10+ assignments for articles with just this one publication. Hiring Amy as a media coach has been an invaluable investment for me."
—Jennifer Bowers, PhD, RD, owner of Dr. Jenn Bowers Nutrition
"Amy was a great mentor in helping me fine-tune my writing skills to pitch concept ideas to editors. She is patient, yet direct, something I definitely appreciate in the field! Amy makes you understand the techniques behind a great pitch to really make your idea stand out!"
—Elizabeth Ann Shaw, MS, RDN, CLT, owner of Shaw's Simple Swaps
“Amy is a wealth of knowledge for dietitians looking to break into the media world. Not only was she an editor for distinguished health magazines, but she is also a seasoned writer with work in countless publications. I spoke with Amy for 30 minutes on the phone, and I learned many of the inside secrets of the publishing world. As a registered dietitian who is new to the media world, I had many questions about pitching, editing, contracts, turnaround times and payments, and Amy answered them all without hesitation. It was great to get a little insight into the daily life of an editor, so that I can better understand what to expect in the writing process. I would highly recommend her media coaching services to anyone who is trying to break into the freelance writing world, especially registered dietitians.”
—Natalie Rizzo, MS, RDN, owner of Nutrition á la Natalie
"Amy’s advice has been crucial to helping me understand how to promote myself as a nutrition communications expert. I really had no idea who to contact, how to get freelance writing jobs, or what to pitch to get the jobs. I didn’t even know there was such thing as a 'pitch.' Amy broke it down step by step for me so I knew exactly what I needed to do."
—Kelli Shallal, MPH, RD, owner of Hungry Hobby RD