My name is Amy Reinink. I’m an award-winning journalist and copywriter who specializes in storytelling, with areas of focus including profiles; health and fitness; travel and the outdoors; and real estate and entrepreneurship. My work has appeared in publications including Men’s Health, Runner’s World, SKI, Skiing, Backpacker and The Washington Post.
I started my career at University of Colorado at Boulder, where I served as editor-in-chief of the Campus Press and interned with SKI magazine and The Denver Post. After graduating with honors, I spent six years mining rural Florida and Maryland for stories, writing everything from spot news to Sunday narratives for daily newspapers. During that time, I covered hurricanes, wildfires, elections, murder trials, zoning-board meetings, national championship games and small-town festivals, all with equal aplomb.
I branched out into freelance writing in 2008, and have since written about homeless chess champions, African-American “style skaters,” meditating Marines and elite kayakers who risked their own lives to recover the body of their friend. I am an active Society of Professional Journalists member, and have served on the Board of Directors for SPJ’s D.C. Pro Chapter.
I’m also a runner, an open-water swimmer, a backpacking enthusiast and a volunteer ski patroller who blogs and tweets about my adventures in training and traveling. I now split my time between Washington, D.C., and Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
I’m always up for new assignments; feel free to contact me about writing or editing projects at amy.reinink (at) gmail.com.