Scott Cavanagh
Freelance Writing, Editing and Photography



Scott Cavanagh    

Professional Experiance:

1997-Present  Self-Employed
Columbus, Ohio
Freelance Writer, Editor, Photographer, Media/Marketing Consultant 

   A working freelancer with over 20 years of experience and a wide variety of skills, including:

  • Writer of news, sports, features, commentary, Web content, scripts, speeches and corporate materials
  • Editor of print and online publications, corporate marketing and in-house materials
  • News, sports and feature photographer for print and web publications
  • Media and strategy consultant to political campaigns and non-profit organizations
  • Founding publisher and editor of and
  • News and traffic writer and reporter for multiple radio stations
  • Technical writer and developer of print and online training packages
  • Professional marketing consultant to dozens of Compuware IT professionals
  • Coordinator of national membership drives, advertising and direct mail campaigns
  • Assistant producer for television newscasts
  • Communications Director for national political lobby of 250,000 members

Publications and Clients:

Print Publications:The Delaware Gazette, Suburban News Publications, ASB News,The Other Eye, The Johnstown Independent, ThisWeek Sports, The Grove City Record, The SouthWestern, The EastSide Messenger, The Daily Reporter, The Bexley News, The Dublin Villager, Northland ThisWeek, The Mount Vernon News, The Washington Courthouse Record Herald, The Columbus Messenger, The Westerville Public Opinion, Hurt Publications, CMH, The Historian, AtHome, CurioCity for Kids, The Ohio Jewish Chronicle, Sportsworld, The Ohio Bowler, Dialogue, Pride, High Spots, WLFA Update, The Thomson Group, Tradin' Times, Auto Weekly, Ohio Police, Ohio Trooper

Web Content:, CBS Local, Hub,,,, Demand Media Studios,,,,,,, Bostonia Staffing,, WiseEdge Solutions,,,,,,, Belgian Draft Horse Championships,

Business Clients:Blue Cross/Blue Shield; Exel Inc., Zoe Media, Compuware Corporation, My Very Own Blanket, The Ohio Trooper's Coalition, The Darby Creek Association, PC Help Doctors; Hewlett-Packard, The Wildlife Legislative Fund of America, The Wildlife Conservation Fund, American Display Company, DKW Media, The United States Tennis Association, Health Food Centers Inc., The American Ceramic Society, Major League Marketing Inc.,The Longaberger Company, The Ohio Credit Union League, DotHQ, Scott Cunningham Inc., Rick Brown for Judge, Lisa Antonelli; Opportunities for the Arts, Consumer News Services, Columbus Web-N-Type, Speeds Restaurant

Radio and Television: WBNS-10TV, Westwood One Networks,WLVQ•FM•96 Radio, Metro News and Traffic Inc.

Prior Experience:

The Longaberger Company•Dresden, Ohio•Publications Writer/Editor

  • Writer, editor, designer and photographer of multiple corporate print publications
  • Speechwriter for CEO and other corporate executives
  • Involved in planning and implementation of both short and long-term projects
  • Coordinator of national and regional mass-mailing and distribution projects
  • Script writer of corporate video sales and training programs

The Dispatch Company/ThisWeek Newspapers•Columbus, Ohio•Editor/Reporter

  • Editor for group of 35 weekly newspapers with a circulation of 300,000
  • Sports editor responsible for coordinating the production of 11 weekly sports sections 
  • Editor of The Grove City Record and Grove City-Southwestern ThisWeek newspapers
  • Editor of Northland ThisWeek--a weekly tabloid newspaper
  • Reporter and writer of four-to-six weekly stories and a syndicated column
  • Cultivated news sources and contacts, interviewing countless officials and politicians
  • Supervised the work of reporters, photographers, design staff, and office personnel
  • Developed and supervised freelance stringer and photography staffs
  • Created page designs and supervised layout, design and paste-up process

R.R. Hardin & Associates•Columbus, Ohio•Publisher's Representative

  • Provided a variety of services to the publishers of more than 40 magazines
  • Designed, sold and maintained advertising packages
  • Wrote both editorial and advertising copy
  • Represented publishers at trade shows, conventions and public events
  • Provided photography and dark room services


B.A. Otterbein University, Westerville, Ohio

  •  Journalism

 References and hard-copy work samples available upon request