Beth's Bio

Hi, I'm Beth. I specialize in freelance writing and copy editing, particularly for culinary publications. I also produce videos  and video biographies

Basically what I love to do is to help tell real stories, whether that's through nonfiction publishing or documentary videography. 




Beth Pollock Bruch
Freelance Writer/Copy Editor/Videographer

Here's a little about my background: 

I started out in print publishing with a dash of online. I worked for years as an on-staff editor and writer in Chicago, with jobs including Managing Editor of Chef magazine, Associate Editor of Fancy Food & Culinary Products magazine, and Features Editor of ethnicgrocer.com (which is no longer around but was pretty cool at the time). We didn't have dedicated copy editors, so copy editing and proofing has always been an important part of my work. 

Next, I trained in documentary video production at U.C. Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism, where I completed a Master of Journalism degree.  

My first documentary video project, Indiana Aria (which was also my masters-thesis project), won a Student Academy Award, and my next documentary, Atlantis Approaching, was produced with a Fulbright Scholarship to New Zealand. 

My freelance articles have appeared in publications including Saveur magazine, Escape magazine, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Oakland Tribune, San Jose Mercury News, and the Tampa Tribune ... you can read clips in the Writing/Editing section of this website.

Before working in publishing, I earned a Bachelor's degree in English from Carleton College in 1992, then taught conversational English in central Japan, then roamed around Asia and Europe in 1994, including a summer stint as a busker in Paris, where a friend and I created a voice/guitar act with the subway trains of Paris as a moving stage.

After all that moving around, I'm now back home in the Midwest having the adventure of freelancing and raising a family. I live Milwaukee with my husband, Bob (the photo shows him doing sound at a video shoot in Tuvalu—he took a sabbatical from his teaching job to help produce Atlantis Approaching), and our two beautiful boys.