Writing • Editing • Copy Editing

Beth Pollock Bruch has more than 20 years experience as a professional writer, editor, and copy editor, writing on-staff for both print and online publications, as well as helping a variety of clients with their writing and editing needs on a freelance basis.

Writing

Beth's articles have been published in numerous magazines and newspapers, including: Saveur, Chef, Fancy Food & Culinary Products, Restaurants & Institutions, Pet Quarterly, Escape, International Market News, San Jose Mercury News, The Oakland Tribune, The Tampa Tribune, and The San Francisco Chronicle.

Writing Samples: Culinary Magazines

     • "Risotto Redefined" ... The cultural cross-dressing of a classic Northern Italian specialty.
     • "Tasting the Fire" ... Tips from Chef Rick Bayless on tasting hot sauces and salsas.
     • "Mac & Cheese for the Soul" ... Chef Todd English on simplicity and "Macaroni Simoni."
     • "Toasting a New 'Couscous'" ... The surprising story of Israeli couscous.
     • "A Gentle Japanese Giant" ... Daikon, an Asian staple, has taken root in U.S. kitchens.
     • "Shades of Sweet Gold" ... A focus on varietal honeys.
     • "Barista Secrets" ... America's top baristas share their espresso expertise.
     • "Shortbread, Pure and Simple?" ... Jim Walker himself talks shortbread, classic and new.
     • "Class in a Glass" ... The allure of ice-cream drinks, all grown up.
     • "Simple Pleasures" ... The humble yet powerful cookie gains ground on upscale menus.

Writing Samples: Newspaper Feature Stories

     •  "Seeing Glory" ... A hang-gliding mecca hidden in the orange groves of Central Florida.   
         (Tampa Tribune)

     • "Race for Space"  ... The Bay-area housing crunch. (San Francisco Chronicle)

     • "Taiko Drumming Strikes Emeryville" ... A local group's take on ancient Japanese
        drumming. (San Francisco Chronicle)

     • "Cast-off Carpet" ... Carpet as ... fuel? What do to about the little-known but
        ever-expanding and tricky carpet problem. (San Jose Mercury News)

Editing & Copy Editing

Need to make sure your writing is effective, smooth, and error-free? Want a professional eye on your article, brochure, resume, web page, or newsletter? Maybe you'd like a final check on grammar, spelling, and punctuation, or help with your piece's structure, tone, or message?

Contact us for help with:

     • articles
     • newsletters
     • ads
     • letters
     • brochures
     • recipes
     • menus
     • calendars
     • itineraries
     • autobiographies

Clients/publications include: The Team, Pet Quarterly, entegra 360Giftware News, Decorating Ideas, WestCountry Business, Dairy Marketing Institute, Idaho Potato Board, Great Books Chicago, Swiss e-bank, Caffeine Communications.


Accustomed to:

     • meeting deadlines

     • accommodating various editorial house styles 
       (professional experience in both AP and Chicago styles)

     • working remotely online, using the "Track Changes" tool in Microsoft Word
      and the "Comment & Markup" tool in Adobe Reader, so you can review each change
       before accepting it.

Traditional editing on paper is also available.