Writing Resume/Clips

Jill Dutton

P.O. Box 3735, Shawnee, KS 66203 ~ jill.usabyrail@gmail.com

Columns/Regular Features

  • Currently traveling the United States by train (and plane) writing feature articles, blog updates, and train travel guides. View Jill’s 2018 Travel Schedule.
  • Editor and columnist for Evolving Woman and Evolving Magazine for 15 years combined.
  • Regular Contributor to Kansas City Star “Simplify Your Life” department for two years.
  • Food Writer for Gayot.com.
  • Recent projects: * Three list stories for Business Jet Traveler magazine’s “Book of Lists.” * Created “Top Travel Tips for the U.S. by Rail” video for The Voyage Report * Writing a series of destination pieces for Bass Angler Magazine * Regular Contributor for Old Liquors Magazine.
  • Kansas City expert and author of travel guide, “Best of Kansas City: 3-Day Itinerary” for Unanchor.com. As the Kansas City expert, preparing to write 11 city profiles on a Coffee Tour for the area CVBs.
Other Accomplishments
  • Author of The Joyous Journey: Living Life On Purpose, With Purpose and Best of Kansas City.
  • Editor-in-Chief of Evolving Woman for six years and an additional nine years for Evolving Magazine.
  • Extensive experience writing interviews/profiles. A partial list includes authors (Richard Bach, Shakti Gawain, Marianne Williamson, Suze Orman), professional experts, individuals who overcome great adversity (Living Proof), and source quotes.
  • Prepared public relations pieces for two advertising agencies (press releases, feature articles, and contest entries).
  • Website development: written hundreds of keyword-optimized articles for three agencies.
  • Created audio and edited an online marketing campaign for paynoadvertising.com. (See testimonial below.)
  • News experience includes reporting for Disaster News Network, Dos Mundos, and Osawatomie Graphic, and sports writing for The Gardner News and Kansas City Sports Calendar.
  • Background includes travel writing, interviews/profiles, food writing, self-help/spirituality, true crime, news reporting, and public relations. Expertise in travel, wellness, eating local, wine/spirits, and train travel.


  • “Having outsourced numerous projects, Jill is one of the most professional and enthusiastic writers and editors I have ever worked with. I am very impressed with her prompt response, active engagement to come up with creative solutions and ability to manage projects without supervision. She has effective communication skills and always seeks to clarify instructions. Jill even volunteered to work over the weekend in order to meet my launch date. I am looking forward to working with Jill on future projects and recommend her whole-heartedly.” –Lei Wang, PayNoAdvertising.com
  • “Jill – Your story is terrific–exactly what I was looking for–and the photos turned out great as well. Thanks for everything.” –Matt Kelsey, GateHouse Magazine

Additional recommendations on LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jilldutton

Links to Clips

Traveling Europe by Train: 9 Things to Know Travel Awaits

Door County Gets Spirited with Local Produce Chilled Magazine

East meets West at the Isha Institute of Inner-Sciences in McMinnville, Tennessee USA by Rail

Flora, Fauna, and Cultural Heritage on an Eco Tour of Mobile, Alabama Evolving Magazine

The best places to go camping in the South this fall Matador Network

Locally Made Foodie Stops in Fredericksburg, TX Evolving Magazine

Best places to go apple picking in the US Matador Network

Follow the Trail of Tears in Southeast Tennessee  Evolving Magazine

Quick Bites Along the KC Streetcar Route TravelStoke

The Lavender Fields of Washington Island Evolving Magazine

Chattanooga Whiskey “Vote Whiskey” Campaign Old Liquors Magazine

Glamping for Campers Who Hate Roughing It Matador Network

6 Places to Get Pickled in Ann Arbor, Michigan Evolving Magazine

The Speakeasy Makes a Comeback Old Liquors Magazine

From Grains to Glass | Ann Arbor Distilling Co. Old Liquors Magazine

Journey by Train to See West Virginia Up Close and Personal Evolving Magazine

Widowed in New Orleans Bass Angler Magazine

Kansas City Whiskey is Back Old Liquors Magazine

Chicago Bass Angler Magazine

West Texas’ First Distillery Old Liquors Magazine

Travel Colorado by train for just $53 Blasting News

Book of Lists Business Jet Traveler     

Your Wife Doesn’t Like to Fish? Bring Her Along Anyway! Bass Angler Magazine

A Saturday Morning in Kansas City Unanchor.com

Top Travel Tips for the U.S. by Rail video and text for The Voyage Report

Trippin’ the USA by Rail: Colorado Evolving Magazine

You Won’t Want to Miss These 4 Great Places to Eat in Winter Park The Outbound Collective

Day Trip by Rail: Jefferson City, Missouri Evolving Kansas City

Solo in New Orleans Evolving Santa Fe

9 Spectacular Places to Eat in Santa Fe, New Mexico Women Who Explore

Fighter is Beating the Odds KC Sports Calendar

What’s Cooking Shawnee Magazine  

Kansas City Star—dozens of clips available upon request.

More articles on Jill’s blog.

Social Networks

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/jill.dutton

Facebook USA by Rail: https://www.facebook.com/wanderlust.usa.by.rail

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/usabyrail

Twitter: https://twitter.com/evolvingmag

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/jilldutton

Blog: www.USAbyRail.blog


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